What a smart way to get everybody to eat their veggies! Easy Broccoli Casserole is bathed in a Cheddar Cheese and creamy mushroom soup sauce, making it a perfect side dish for any of your favorite main courses.

Serves: 8

Cooking Time: 11 min 

Ingredients
  • 2 (12-ounce) packages fresh broccoli florets (see Note)
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 (7-ounce) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Italian bread crumbs
Instructions
  1. Coat a 3-quart baking dish with cooking spray. Add broccoli and broth, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and microwave on high for 7 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients except bread crumbs; stir well then spoon over broccoli mixture and sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap, and microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes, until heated through and broccoli is tender.

This is such a great go-along with so many main dishes! Recently, our Test Kitchen served it up with our Baked Rosemary Chicken. Yum!

OOH ITS SO GOOD!
Note

Using broccoli florets shortens this cooking time. They're sold fresh or frozen and are really convenient for a quick weeknight side dish.