Super Creamy Broccoli Cheese Casserole Recipe Is a Dream Come True by Elisa Schmitz


Super Creamy Broccoli Cheese Casserole Recipe Is a Dream Come True

What is it about broccoli cheese casseroles that we just can't get enough of? Creamy broccoli cheese casserole recipes are family favorites because they're simply delicious. But they have the added bonus of being nutritious, too, thanks to all the health benefits of broccoli.

I recently made this six-ingredient broccoli cheese casserole pie recipe that was a slice of broccoli cheese heaven. It was so good that I followed it up with this cheesy cauliflower pie recipe that was so amazing, it will leave you speechless. Those recipes inspired me to try making a crustless version.

The result? One word: WOW. This super creamy broccoli cheese casserole recipe is a broccoli-cheese lover's dream come true. It's every bit as delicious as the broccoli cheese pie and the cheesy cauliflower pie – without the pie crust. This is helpful if you're watching your carbs or calories, as many of us are these days.

Here's your short shopping list for this amazing vegetarian dinner recipe: lots of fresh broccoli, heavy whipping cream, eggs, low-fat ricotta cheese, cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, turmeric and paprika. The ingredients are incorporated then poured into a casserole dish. You bake the casserole until it's golden on the outside, and solid but creamy on the inside.

You can serve this gluten-free casserole recipe as a vegetable side dish or as a vegetarian main course for dinner. It's similar to a crustless quiche (but even creamier), so it works just as well for brunch or lunch. Enjoy the cheesy goodness!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes (ovens vary)
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 8 cups fresh broccoli, chopped
  • 1 1/3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

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Recipe Notes

  • If you don't have heavy whipping cream, you can use half and half.
  • For best results, allow to cool about 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days and reheat in the microwave or oven.
  • This recipe can be frozen for up to three months.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put chopped broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Cover with a wet paper towel. To steam the broccoli, microwave it for about 8 minutes, or until crisp-tender.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add the heavy cream, eggs, cheeses and seasonings. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Mix to combine.
  4. Add the steamed broccoli to the mixture and stir until thoroughly incorporated.
  5. Pour the mixture into a 13x9-inch casserole dish that's been sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. Bake in a preheated 375-degree F oven for 35 minutes or until golden and firm.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 238

Total Fat: 19.3g

Saturated Fat: 11.4g

Cholesterol: 127mg

Sodium: 285mg

Total Carbohydrate: 5.7g

Dietary Fiber: 1.7g

Total Sugars: 1.4g

Protein: 11.8g

Vitamin D: 22mcg

Calcium: 274mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 269mg

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Elisa Schmitz
This recipe is so delicious, the whole family loved it. I can't wait to make it again very soon! #yum
Elisa Schmitz
Hi Bethany Kelly ! Tagging you here to make sure you see my latest obsession. This broccoli cheese casserole is like a crustless quiche but creamier. So delish!
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Delicious recipe. 🥦

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