This broccoli casserole 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 of years back and I always think about her when I prepare this dish. It’s such a simple casserole but SO good! I’ve taken it to so many holiday gatherings and always end up handing out the recipe.

Ingredients Needed for Broccoli Casserole

Frozen broccoli cuts, cooked according to package directions

Butter or margarine, melted

Ritz crackers, crumbled

Velveeta cheese, cut in chunks



Recipe Notes:  Some people don’t like using Velveeta cheese and you could replace it with another kind of cheddar cheese. However, I don’t think it’s as good. Everyone that has ever had this loves it if they like broccoli.

Recipe Comments: “My daughter hates broccoli, but loves this casserole! We have it about twice a month.”-Terri

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5 from 4 votes

Broccoli Casserole

This recipe for Broccoli Casserole is so good. It is requested in our family for every single holiday gathering!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Broccoli Casserole


  • 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.


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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