Easy Broccoli-Cheese Casserole

Easy Broccoli-Cheese Casserole For the longest time, my mum would make this amazing broccoli casserole. It is more like a crustless quiche, but has converted many broccoli haters into broccoli lovers! I have not ever tweaked this recipe – not even to add minced garlic, sauteed onion, pimento, etc; it’s too simple and delicious on its own to need tweaking. This can be made ahead and refrigerated before cooking. It freezes well and can be thawed prior to cooking.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 1 hr 8 mins

    TOTAL : 1 hr 18 mins

    SERVING : 6

    YIELD : 1 9×13-inch casserole

Instructions Checklist
  • Fill a large bowl with ice water to create an ice bath.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add broccoli and cook, uncovered, until bright green and tender, about 3 minutes. Drain in a colander and immediately immerse in the ice bath for several minutes to stop the cooking process. Drain.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×13-inch casserole dish with vegetable oil.

  • Combine broccoli, cottage cheese, eggs, Cheddar cheese, butter, flour, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Spread into the prepared casserole dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven, uncovered, until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, 60 to 90 minutes.

Per Serving: 300 calories; protein 19g; carbohydrates 8.7g; fat 21.4g; cholesterol 144.1mg; sodium 550.2mg.