Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole - This comforting dish will be the hit of the dinner table!

One of my favorite dishes growing up was this wonderful broccoli casserole. We always served it when we had company over and often brought it to potluck dinners. Once I was an adult I specifically requested this recipe from my mom. It is the most perfect broccoli casserole I’ve ever had!

This is such an old standby kind of recipe. It’s the type of dish that kids will usually eat and a comforting food for people like me who occasionally enjoy cheese slathered broccoli. Tonight we ate healthy oven roasted broccoli, which is very good. But for special occasions we eat Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole and it’s wonderful.

2 cups Minute Rice
40 ounces frozen chopped broccoli (I use 4 of the 10 ounce boxes of frozen broccoli)
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 onions, diced
1 cup milk
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
15 ounce jar of Cheez Whiz

In a large bowl, combine the butter, Cheez Wiz, and milk. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour mixture into a large buttered casserole dish. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.
Makes 12 servings.

Note: For potluck dinners I prepare this recipe according to directions. After baking I scoop the casserole into a slow cooker and keep it on warm until serving. Works perfectly!

Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole - This comforting dish will be the hit of the dinner table!

Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole - This comforting dish will be the hit of the dinner table!

Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole - This comforting dish will be the hit of the dinner table!


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16 Comments on Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole

  1. Susen Kuchta
    August 26, 2014 at 11:00 am (3 years ago)

    Pinned, this looks delicious!

  2. Aimee Fauci
    August 26, 2014 at 4:54 pm (3 years ago)

    Simple and I like simple! I need to send this to my daughter.. she is a house wife in training.

    • Carissa Shaw
      August 26, 2014 at 6:19 pm (3 years ago)

      Yes, so simple! It's basically mix, dump, bake = eat!

  3. Tracy Snyder
    August 26, 2014 at 5:01 pm (3 years ago)

    This sounds great! I'll have to pin it to try it out on my family. This probably doesn't sound weird to you but I was kinda craving a cheesy broccoli dish recently.

    • Carissa Shaw
      August 26, 2014 at 6:26 pm (3 years ago)

      I probably worry more about people who DON'T occasionally crave a cheesy broccoli dish 🙂 This recipe should do it for you!

  4. Dee M
    August 26, 2014 at 6:17 pm (3 years ago)

    This sounds great, and I'll bet my kids would love it. Pinned! 🙂

    • Carissa Shaw
      August 26, 2014 at 6:28 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks for pinning! My brother and I always loved this dish as kids.

  5. Rachel @ The Philosophers Wife
    August 26, 2014 at 7:49 pm (3 years ago)

    This sounds pretty good! I do love cheesy broccoli. I'm not a huge fan of cheez whiz, but I bet I can find an easy cheesy substitute!

  6. Adanna
    August 27, 2014 at 3:31 am (3 years ago)

    Pinning this! Looks delicious and my kids would love this

  7. Andrea Bates
    August 27, 2014 at 3:57 pm (3 years ago)

    This looks amazingly delicious. I'm absolutely pinning it! YUM!

  8. Michelle Nahom
    August 29, 2014 at 3:59 am (3 years ago)

    I have fond memories of a dish kind of like this that my roommates and I used to make in college! Thanks for linking up with us at Foodie Fridays!

  9. Shari Eckstrom
    September 3, 2014 at 9:43 pm (3 years ago)

    Visiting blogs at dinner time is such a bad idea. I want to eat everything that I see. Your cheesy broccoli rice has sent me over the top. Time to take a break and go eat. I wish it was going to be your fabulous looking dish. Thanks for sharing at Foodie Fridays.

  10. Anonymous
    November 18, 2014 at 5:11 pm (3 years ago)

    This casserole looks delicious! I am wondering though if the recipe calls for 2 cups of cooked rice OR uncooked rice? And, do you cook the rice before mixing it together & baking? I love the idea of transferring it to the slow cooker too to keep it warm as I will be taking it to my brothers for Thanksgiving.

  11. Anonymous
    December 11, 2014 at 7:56 pm (3 years ago)

    I had the same question as Anonymous on 11/18. I used this recipe as a primer, but was skeptical that the rice and broccoli would cook in 35 minutes. So, I cooked the rice and broccoli beforehand and then mixed together to bake. I used 2 cups uncooked rice, 2 cups water. I ended up boiling another cup, so I'd say 3 cups uncooked total. I only used 1 onion as 2 seemed like it might overpower. Once I made all the above adjustments, it came out great, thanks for sharing!

    • Anonymous
      December 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh, I also sautéed the onion with butter before adding as well. Again, for only 35 minutes I just didn't see how it all could fully-cook without being prepared before mixing.


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