Finest Broccoli Cheese & Cracker Casserole
It is a recreation of a standard broccoli-cheese dish I’ve seen on a few down-home restaurant menus… and it is a bit of on the bizarre aspect. Typically, although, bizarre is usually a great factor.
I like broccoli-cheese something (see this broccoli-cheese soup) and whereas broccoli-rice casserole is not one thing I grew up consuming on Thanksgiving, I all the time love my sister-in-law Missy’s when she brings hers alongside. There’s nothing prefer it.
However this one is a little totally different from the everyday broccoli cheese casserole. This one makes use of Ritz cracker crumbs—not simply on the highest as a crust but additionally within the casserole itself, which provides it an nearly “stuffing” consistency. It actually should not work as a combo… nevertheless it does! And it is pleasant. You may spice it up or down, relying in your tastes. I additionally wish to sub sharp cheddar for among the Velveeta cheese, however you are able to do what you need. Should you’re in search of a fast, simple Thanksgiving aspect dish, give it a strive!
Vital observe: You’ll not discover this dish anyplace in France. I simply thought I would throw that on the market. Interpret it nevertheless you’d like.
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What’s broccoli cheese and cracker casserole manufactured from?
It is easy and scrumptious with broccoli, a naughty quantity of Velveeta cheese, and a few milk and heavy cream. Salt, pepper, cayenne, and dijon mustard give it some sharpness and chew.
Is it higher to make use of recent or frozen broccoli in casseroles?
Frozen broccoli accommodates quite a lot of liquid which implies it could be mushy and likewise trigger the casserole to be soggy. So, I like utilizing recent broccoli greatest.
What major dish goes with broccoli cheese & cracker casserole?
It is ding dang good with a Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham. However you may make any ‘ol evening of the week with pork tenderloin, a roasted hen, or steak.
Begin with broccoli. Minimize it into florets, together with some chunks of the stems.
Plunge the broccoli into boiling water for only a minute or so, then drain it and set it apart.
Go forward. Unwrap it. Don’t be ashamed.
Throw it right into a pot (Chopping it into chunks is greatest. I didn’t minimize it into chunks as a result of I actually simply wished to take a photograph of the massive hunk of Velveeta in a pot. Made me giggle for some motive.)
Add some milk and cream and warmth it up till it’s melted and completely clean, man.
Then add a bit of salt, loads of black pepper, some cayenne pepper for spice, and a bit of Dijon in case you’re feeling adventurous.
Dijon? As I mentioned, I make no sense.
Then throw within the broccoli. And in case you’re having any form of thought that you simply may attempt to replicate this utilizing an actual cheese sauce…simply don’t. It isn’t meant to be, bro.
Now, dump 3 sleeves of Ritz crackers into a giant ol’ ziploc and use your arms to barely crush them. You continue to need some massive chunks, although, so don’t be too violently violent.
Subsequent–and that is what units this pet aside from regular broccoli-cheese casseroles–throw half the cracker crumbs proper on into the ding dang pot.
I like America.
Stir it round…
Throw it right into a buttered 9 x 13 inch baking dish…
And sprinkle the remainder of the crumbs on the highest. High it off with a beneficiant sprinkling of black pepper, then bake it for 20 minutes or so till it’s scorching and bubbly and the cracker layer on high is golden brown.
Like this. Oh, man.
That is evil. And it should be destroyed.
I’ll go forward and care for that for you, okay?
Right here’s the helpful printable!