This delicious and easy Broccoli Casserole recipe uses fresh broccoli florets (or frozen) tossed in a creamy sauce, with cheese crackers baked on top. It’s warm and comforting and an easy side dish that pairs well with anything!

Broccoli Casserole baked in an oval serving dish with a spoon in it, for serving.

I have soo many Thanksgiving recipes, but this Broccoli Casserole was one I always looked forward to my Aunt bringing. The cheese crackers on top are the perfect flavor to pair with the creamy sauce and fresh broccoli. It’s a crowd pleaser, and I love that you can prepare it in advance, to free up cooking time on Thanksgiving morning.

Forget the green bean casserole–this cheesy Broccoli Casserole gets my vote every year!

Ingredients Needed:

  • Broccoli: I prefer fresh, but frozen will also work.
  • Shredded Cheese: cheddar, or your favorite kind. Freshly grate the cheese yourself rather than buying pre-grated cheese, as it will melt and taste better.
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup: from the can, or my homemade recipe is delicious and easy!
  • Dried Minced Onion: or ¼ cup diced onion.
  • Eggs.
  • Cheese Crackers: crushed into crumbs. You could also use ritz or club crackers, or breadcrumbs.

Individual bowls with the ingredients needed to make broccoli casserole and text overlay of the ingredient names.

How to Make Broccoli Casserole:

    1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Boil broccoli for 2 minutes. Drain well. In a large mixing bowl combine mushroom soup, mayonnaise, eggs, onions and shredded cheese and mix well.
    2. Pour over broccoli and toss to combine. Pour into greased casserole dish.
    3. Sprinkle crushed cheese crackers on top. Bake at 400 degrees F for 40-45 minutes.

Three process photos for making Broccoli Casserole.

Recipe Variations:

  • Healthy Broccoli Casserole: Some options for making the recipe even healthier include making the cream of mushroom soup from scratch, using Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, omitting the cheese and using low-fat cheese crackers, or omitting the crackers.
  • More Veggies: I like to add a cup or two of frozen mixed veggies: corn, peas, green beans and carrots.

Storing Instructions: Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave.

Make Ahead Instructions: Prepare the entire dish, but store the cheese crackers separately in a ziplock bag. Refrigerate casserole 1-2 days in advance. Allow to come to room temperature for 20 minutes before adding cheese crackers and baking.

More Warm Side Dish Ideas:

Sweet Potato Casserole

Mac and Cheese

Stuffing

Funeral Potatoes (Cheesy Potatoes)

Roasted Vegetables

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Recipe

Broccoli Casserole baked in an oval serving dish with a spoon in it, for serving.
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins
Total 50 mins
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Ingredients
  

  • 6 cups fresh broccoli florets about 2 bunches
  • 10.5 ounce can cream of mushroom soup (or homemade)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 cup freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cheese crackers , crushed

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Boil broccoli for 2 minutes. Drain well. 
  • In a large mixing bowl combine mushroom soup, mayonnaise, eggs, onions and shredded cheese and mix well. 
  • Pour over broccoli and toss to combine. Pour into greased casserole dish. 
  • Sprinkle crushed cheese crackers on top. Bake at 400 degrees F for 40-45 minutes.

Notes

Storing Instructions: Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave. 
Make Ahead Instructions: Prepare the entire dish, but store the cheese crackers separately in a ziplock bag. Refrigerate casserole 1-2 days in advance. Allow to come to room temperature for 20 minutes before adding cheese crackers and baking. 

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 7gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 512mgPotassium: 245mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 515IUVitamin C: 48.7mgCalcium: 124mgIron: 1.2mg

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I originally shared this recipe November 2015. Updated November 2020.

This easy, cheesy Broccoli Casserole makes the best easy side dish! One of my family's favorite recipes! | Tastes Better From Scratch

This easy, cheesy Broccoli Casserole makes the best easy side dish! One of my family's favorite recipes! | Tastes Better From Scratch

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  1. 5 stars
    Made this yesterday for Thanksgiving dinner. Used Vermont cheddar with Ritz crackers and extra shredded cheese on top, instead of the cheese crackers. Yes, it was easy and everybody loved it! I have already passed the recipe on to my son and daughter-in-law. I know this will become a favorite in my house. ♡

  2. Can I bake this at 425? If so, how long should I do it for? Trying to sync this with another dish I’m baking.

    1. Sure, it will just cook faster, and I’d suggest covering it part way through cooking so the topping doesn’t get too browned.

  3. 5 stars
    Made this for Thanksgiving, and it was a HIT! We made this without the cheese, as my daughter doesn’t do much dairy. I think I would have loved it even MORE if it had cheese, but it was excellent! My picky 20 and 21 year olds home from college asked me to make it again soon. Very little left over!

  4. 5 stars
    Yummy. One of my family’s favorites… I used just one variation and that is Pepperidge Farms Herb bread crumbs rather than the cheeze its… I am looking forward to trying your variation. Thank you!

      1. Thank you so much for this recipe!!… It was delicious and a hit!… I’m making it again for Christmas!!
        ♥️♥️

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