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broccoli-casserole-tslc2This is one of our favorite side dishes for the holidays or just anytime. This recipe was handed down from my niece many years ago. We lost her to cancer a couple years back and I always think about her when I prepare this dish.

1 (32 ounce) package frozen broccoli cuts, cooked according to package directions
1/2 cup of butter or margarine or 8 tablespoons, melted
1 1/2 sleeves of ritz crackers (can use more), crumbled
1/2 to 3/4  of a 32 ounce package of velveeta cheese, cut in chunks
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Cook broccoli cuts according to package directions. (I cook mine in a bowl in the microwave covered with saran wrap. Add 1/2 the melted butter, salt and pepper,  and the velveeta cheese chunks to the broccoli. Stir to melt.  Add the other half of the melted butter to the ritz cracker crumbs. Spray a 2 quart casserole dish and add a layer of the broccoli and cheese on the bottom.  Next add a layer of the buttered crumbs. Continue to do this ending with the top covered with the buttered crumbs.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes until the top is browned.  Makes 8 to 10 servings. Enjoy!
Note:  Some people don’t like using velveeta cheese and you could replace it with another kind like cheddar but I don’t think it is nearly as good. Everyone that has ever had this loves it if they like broccoli.
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  2. How can I save recipes as this one on the SOUTHERN LADY COOKS when there is no ‘save’ on this page.

  3. Trying this for my Christmas lunch with my family tomorrow. Wish me luck!

  4. I used to make broccoli casserole with other cheeses and cream of mushroom soup and it was good. But my friend-who is no cook at all-makes broccoli casserole that is so very good and it kind of irked me that she created something better than my version. Lo and behold, the recipe you’ve posted here is pretty much the way she makes it. This is how I do it now. Velveeta really is awesome in this casserole. Highly recommend.

  5. I fixed this every year when I had Thanksgiving at my house. I used fresh broccoli & cauliflower together. Steam until just barely tender in microwave. Put in casserole dish. Top with slices of Velveta then crushed Ritz Crackers. Only need to put in oven long enough to melt cheese & warm through well. Kids loved it!!

  6. I cook this with cut up chicken to make our meal complete 🙂

  7. I make mine like this except I use the chopped broccoli and its always requested for any kind of gathering that there is food.

  8. I make mine like this and it is so good !!!

  9. I’ve made this every year for forty years….my recipe has rice in it. Love the recipe!

  10. This is basically the recipe I use the only thing I do different is I use a can aof cream of celery soup. It makes it rich n creamy.

  11. I love your site because with you it’s easy for even me to cook awesome meals, thank you so very much!


  13. My daughter hates broccoli, but loves this casserole! We have it about twice a month.

  14. I found your site by accident and I am thrilled to pieces! So many great recipes to try, but finding this Broccoli Casserole was the best thing ever! I have been searching for this for over 5 years. A million times thank- you for making me do the happy dance…while eating Broccoli Casserole, of course!

    • The Southern Lady says:

      So happy to have you Marcia and happy you are enjoying the site. I love this broccoli casserole as does everyone in my family. Enjoy!

  15. I have been making this for 35 years and agree it needs the velveeta. So easy and yummy!

  16. I don’t usually use Velveta cheese but since it’s the original recipe of you niece to Cancer and may she R.I.P. and my condolences goes out to all of the family and friends of hers , then I will use the original recipe and try it that way. As soon as I go buy the cheese and Ritz crackers. I already have the broccoli and cheese also but not velveta.

  17. I’ve also made this for 40+ years except mine also calls for cream of mushroom soup and a bit of garlic that I saute with onions. Our Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without this casserole!

  18. I’m not a big fan of Velveeta. Can you use American or grated cheddar instead?

  19. cream of celery soup and Durkees French fried onions and fresh sliced shitake mushrooms as well

  20. I’d add a Vidalia onion or a sweet onion!

  21. This was a huge hit with my family! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  22. I made this for supper last night for the 3 of us & it was a hit. It made alot, so my son took the leftovers home. I love your site and have made several of your recipes & they are all delicious.

  23. I have made this before and it is AMAZING! No need to worry about having leftovers!

  24. This is great. I added abut 1 1/2 cups cooked rice to this. I did not change anything else. Served at a family dinner and it was great.

  25. Ooooo, that looks amazing. Wonder, have you made it with brussel sprouts instead? I’m making your Ritzy Brussel Sprouts for Thanksgiving, I’m so excited about this dish I can barely contain myself.

  26. Vicki Messer says:

    I always use Cheese-Its

  27. Yvonne Woodard says:

    I’m adding this to my Christmas dinner menu!

  28. Try it with fresh broccoli. Even better!

  29. Oh my! This dish is perfect in every way. I LOVE Velveeta – the best thing to eat with broccoli. Thanks –

  30. Mmmmmm, please pass me some more!

  31. Love your site! If you ever do any menu planning or books or anything please let me know 🙂

  32. You know I never think to buy it but Velveta is a miracle ingredient. Makes things so creamy.

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