Broccoli Cheese Casserole

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My easy Broccoli Cheese Casserole recipe is creamy, savory, and all kinds of delicious! Whether you are looking for a delicious holiday side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas or a quick and easy weeknight crowd-pleaser, this comforting casserole recipe is for you!

My easy Broccoli Cheese Casserole recipe is creamy, savory, and all kinds of delicious! Whether you are looking for a delicious holiday side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas or a quick and easy weeknight crowd-pleaser, this comforting casserole recipe is for you!

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Creamy, cheesy, and loaded with chicken and broccoli, this is has been a favorite since I was a kid, and is STILL one of the best casserole recipes ever! Broccoli Cheese Casserole is a family favorite that will delight even the pickiest of eaters. Few can resist the delectable broccoli and cheese combo.

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My easy Broccoli Cheese Casserole recipe is creamy, savory, and all kinds of delicious! Whether you are looking for a delicious holiday side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas or a quick and easy weeknight crowd-pleaser, this comforting casserole recipe is for you!

There are those certain casseroles that make a regular appearance on our dinner menu, and oven-baked broccoli swimming in chicken and cheese is one of those dishes.

Broccoli Cheese Casserole Ingredients

Ingredients: 

  • Chopped Frozen Broccoli – As the main feature of this recipe, broccoli is a must!  After it’s done baking, this broccoli will be tender, flavorful and melt in your mouth.
  • Cream of Chicken Soup – Use your own homemade version or the store bought version.  You could also switch it out with cream of mushroom if that’s what you had on hand!  
  • Chicken Stock
  • Cheddar Broccoli Rice & Pasta Blend
  • Chicken Flavor Broccoli Rice & Pasta Blend 
  • Chicken Tenders – The smaller pieces of chicken cook better in the casserole dish.  
  • Salt & Pepper – and/or chicken seasonings  
  • Shredded Mexican Cheese – or shredded cheddar cheese
Broccoli Cheese Casserole In Dish Before

I use frozen broccoli and think it turns out best that way! I do recommend that you thaw the frozen broccoli and drain it well. Too much moisture is the enemy of this casserole.

Broccoli Cheese Casserole with Chicken

Once you have the broccoli squared away, you just mix everything together and spread it in a baking dish! All the creamy goodness for this easy Broccoli Cheese Casserole recipe will end up in the same baking pan. 

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Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Broccoli Cheese Casserole is easy to make, foolproof, and delicious, and what’s even better is that it can be made ahead! If I were you, I’d plan on making a double batch… make one for now and keep the other one in the fridge for tomorrow.

Broccoli Cheese Casserole long done

More Casserole Recipes

My easy Broccoli Cheese Casserole recipe is creamy, savory, and all kinds of delicious! Whether you are looking for a delicious holiday side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas or a quick and easy weeknight crowd-pleaser, this comforting casserole recipe is for you!

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Broccoli Cheese Casserole is creamy, savory, and all kinds of delicious! Whether you are looking for a delicious holiday side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas or a quick and easy weeknight crowd-pleaser, this comforting casserole recipe is for you!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Equipment

  • 9 x13 deep casserole dish
  • Whisk
  • can opener
  • measuring spoon
  • tinfoil

Ingredients
  

  • 14.5 ounces chicken stock
  • 10.5 ounces Cream of Chicken soup
  • Knorr Cheddar Broccoli Rice & Pasta Blend (5.7 ounces)
  • Knorr Chicken Flavor Broccoli Rice & Pasta Blend (5.5 ounces)
  • 1 pound chopped broccoli, frozen and thawed
  • 1-1/2 pound chicken tenders
  • 1 TBS old bay seasoning (or chicken seasoning, like salt & pepper)
  • 3 cups Shredded Mexican Cheese
  • Fresh Parsley, optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • In the bottom of the casserole dish, add the chicken stock and cream of chicken soup mix.
  • Use a whisk to combine. 
  • Add in both rice and pasta blends, again whisking until combined and all of the contents are wet.
  • Pour the chopped frozen broccoli on top of the rice mixture, covering the entirety of it. 
  • Lay the raw chicken tenders on top of the broccoli layer in the way that best fits all of the chicken.
  • Dust the top of the chicken with old bay seasoning (or your choice of general chicken seasoning). 
  • Spread the shredded cheese over the top of the chicken, cover with tinfoil.
  • Bake for 45 minutes. 
  • Garnish with fresh parsley (optional) and serve right from the casserole dish. 

Notes

 

Kelly Dixon

The Blogette is a comfort food website designed to inspire you with easy recipes that are classic, simple, and delicious whether you’re cooking for yourself, family, or friends!


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24 Comments

    1. Hi Jodi. Yes, you can defrost the broccoli and use chicken breasts. If you use chicken breast, you will probably have to bake it a little longer:)

      1. I use chicken breasts but boil them and then break in to pieces like pulled pork. I use fresh broccoli also and mushroom soup. Chicken broth from cooked breasts.

      1. If it is a lid that is meant to bake, like glass, that should work just fine. However, I have only used foil. Baking it covered to keep the moisture in is what’s most important:)

  1. Hi! I am wanting to try this!!! It looks Delicious!!!
    Whenever I went to get the Knorr rice and pasta blends I could not find it. Could you just add a bag of each one for each flavor or one of each flavor just alternate the rice and pasta?
    Thanks in advance for your help with this problem.

  2. Hi, this looks amazing. If I wanted to just use one bag of rice what would I need to change to the rest of the recipe?

  3. My husband and I made this last night for our family. All 4 of my kids loved it! Thank you for a new family dinner. 🙂

  4. The 45 minutes didn’t even come close to cooking the chicken at all still raw. Make sure you check your chicken. It smells amazing can’t wait to try it.

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  6. I love all your recipes and I will be trying everyone of them with my family. thank you so much for sharing them. 💕 I would like a recipe to have for the holidays of LADYFINGERS. Please , because I have been looking for the recipe for a while and I can’t find it. Maybe by chance you have the recipe. 💕