Momma’s Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Growing up is awkward.

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You like weird things.

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You look odd.

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Some things change.

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Some don’t.

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One thing that didn’t change for me was how much I loved broccoli.

I always got really, really excited when Mom would make Broccoli Cheese Casserole.

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I still make this casserole because it’s so damn good.

And easy.

So here’s how to make a nugget of my childhood.

Steam 3 heads of broccoli.

steamed broccoli

I’ve found that if you don’t have a steamer, then a piece of a deep fryer works just fine.

While the broccoli is steaming, combine the rest of the stuff in a bowl.

Dump a can of a “cream of” into the bowl. I used cream of chicken here because I didn’t have anything else, but cream of mushroom is my favorite for this casserole.

cream of chicken

Add 1/4 cup of mayonnaise,

mayo. it's gross.

and 2 eggs.

plus 2 eggs

Then add the cheese. Lots and lots of cheese.

Well, it’s actually 2 cups of shredded cheddar. But it looks like a lot.

with cheese, please

Sprinkle in some s & p while you’re at it.

When the broccoli is done, add it to the goop.

broccoli....added

Mix it all up into a gushy mush.

gushy mush

Pour it into a greased, square casserole dish.

in the dish

Add a sleeve of crushed Ritz crackers.

If you’re feeling dangerous,  drizzle some butter on top, too.

ready to bake

Then bake at 350 until the crackers are brown, about 30 minutes.

done

Eat straight out of the dish with a fork.

suck it, martha.

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2 Comments on “Momma’s Broccoli Cheese Casserole”

  1. June 15, 2012 at 12:26 am #

    Oh man this looks amazing. Adding it to my list of things to try.

    • June 19, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

      Oh, it’s great. It’s one of the defining dishes of my childhood and is now my go-to casserole as an adult.

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