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Broccoli Casserole

I thought I lost this recipe until I found out I had submitted it to a church cookbook years ago.  It is an old recipe, recognizable by the kind of cheese it calls for, but it's an easy fix. This vegetable dish is a good one to prepare ahead in the day and put into the oven half hour before eating. Very nice for those large family dinners when you don't want an extra pot on the stove, or more last minute work.

  • 2 - 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  •  tin sliced mushrooms, drained ( I like to use fresh, sliced)
  • 1 tin cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup Cheez Whiz 
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds
  • 5 - 6 cups broccoli, bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  1. Place broccoli in boiling water and cook or steam for a few minutes, until just partly done. Drain and set aside.
  2. In large frying pan, saute onion, garlic and mushrooms in butter until soft.
  3. Stir in the soup, cheese (2 cups grated cheddar, if you like) and almonds and then the broccoli.
  4. Spoon into greased 6 cup casserole dish and sprinkle with topping.
  5. Bake at 350° F for 30 minutes, uncovered. Serves 10 - 12
For a large group ( 12- 20 people) double the recipe and use a 9x13 pyrex dish.


  1. This recipe that you entered into a cookbook many years is a must have on our Christmas dinner table. . we all enjoy it. Now I can just look it up here .. I love that even more.

  2. Glad you found the recipe Anneliese. Sounds like a great comfort dish!

  3. I love this recipe. Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables. Kathy (MGCC)

  4. Cheese Whiz? Holy Mackeral... do they still make Cheese Whiz? Can we substitute?

  5. You can use any grated cheese you like... 1 - 2 cups, according to personal taste.

  6. My kid will love this but I'll use cheddar instead...cheese whiz isn't my thing.
    And thank you everyone for posting the recipes my mom/grandma make so I can do the same for my kids now that we live too far away.


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