Easy Broccoli Casserole with Ritz Crackers

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4.85 from 107 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Easy Broccoli Casserole with Ritz Crackers is one of those recipes that is super easy to make but so incredibly delicious that everyone will be asking for more. Perfect for holidays or special get togethers.

Easy Broccoli Casserole with Ritz Crackers

This Easy Broccoli Casserole with Ritz Crackers is one vegetable dish that makes veggies everyone’s favorite party of the meal. Truly one of the best dishes you can make for the holidays.

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What We Love About This Broccoli Cheese Casserole Recipe

My mother makes this incredible Velveeta broccoli casserole (not for someone on a low calorie diet, you don’t even want to see the daily values or nutrition information!!) This large pot of goodness gets devoured every time she makes it. It’s the perfect comfort food. Who doesn’t love Velveeta or any Velveeta casserole??

  • 35 Minute Side: It only takes 5 minutes to assemble and then you just have to bake. Also, you can make ahead of time for great meal prep.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge.
  • Family Friendly: The buttery cracker topping and all that magnificent cheese make this recipe a true family favorite.
  • Adaptable: Can make it with low fat cheese or different crackers in the topping.
Broccoli side dish

Ingredient Notes for Velveeta Broccoli Casserole

  • Frozen Broccoli: 2 packages. Small florets.
  • Butter: Eight tablespoons of divide it.
  • Velveeta: Cube the velveeta cheese.
  • Ritz Crackers: One sleeve or use another buttery cracker for cracker crumbs.
  • All Purpose Seasoning: A blend of garlic powder and other great seasonings such as salt and black pepper.
broccoli for the casserole.

Equipment Needed for Broccoli Velveeta Casserole

How to Make Easy Broccoli Casserole with Ritz Crackers

These are the basic steps for making broccoli casserole with velveeta. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Crackers for the casserole.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat your oven and cook the broccoli per package directions.Then drain liquid from the broccoli and transfer to a 9×9 inch casserole dish and then sprinkle with All Purpose Seasoning.

STEP 2: STIR

Next, cut 4 tablespoons of butter into cubes and dot broccoli with the butter cubes and cheese. Melt remaining butter and mix with crush cracker crumbs and cover broccoli mixture.

STEP 3: BAKE

Finally bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

Prep and Storage Tips for Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

I love that it’s simple to make. The instructions are so simple, it can even be assembled ahead of time and stored in the fridge until you’re ready to bake it

HOW TO STORE THIS RITZ CRACKER BROCCOLI CASSEROLE RECIPE

Store the leftovers in an airtight container for up to five days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Cover the casserole in aluminum foil or wrap well with plastic wrap and freeze for up to six months. Bake per the instructions in the recipe card.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Reheat in the oven or in the microwave until it is warm throughout add a little milk or cream to make it creamier.

Frequently Asked Questions about this Simple Broccoli Casserole

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Use low-fat or fat free velveeta. Use a fat free or gluten-free cracker.

CAN I ADD MEAT TO THE BROCCOLI CHEESE MIXTURE?

Of course, you can pour crumble bacon, ham or even chicken to the ritz cracker broccoli casserole.

CAN YOU DOUBLE THE RECIPE?

Indeed, having a large party or a Thanksgiving buffet? Make a double or even triple batch following the recipe card below.

CAN I ADD RICE TO THE BROCCOLI RICE CASSEROLE RECIPE?

Yes, add a cup of cooked rice to the cheese sauce.

Side view of the side dish.

Expert Tips for Making This Broccoli and Cheese Casserole Recipe

  • Add Vegetables: Add other vegetables to the broccoli florets such as onions, fresh garlic or mushrooms.
  • Fresh Broccoli: Cook the fresh broccoli until tender and follow the recipe.
  • Variation tip: Top the broccoli mixture with freshly grated cheddar cheese and then ritz cracker mixture for more cheesy goodness.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Use a low fat cheese or a low fat cracker for this recipe.

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Easy Broccoli Casserole with Ritz Crackers
4.85 from 107 votes

Easy Broccoli Casserole

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
This Easy Broccoli Casserole recipe is easy to make and always a crowd pleaser!  
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Ingredients

  • 2 10 oz packages frozen chopped broccoli
  • 8 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 8 ounces Velveeta, cubed
  • 1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons All Purpose Seasoning

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook broccoli according to package directions.
  • Drain liquid from the broccoli and transfer to a 9×9 inch casserole dish; Sprinkle with All Purpose Seasoning.
  • Cut 4 tablespoons of butter in cubes.
  • Dot broccoli with cubed butter and cheese.
  • Melt remaining butter.
  • Mix crushed crackers with melted butter and cover broccoli mixture.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

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Expert Tips

 
  • Add Vegetables: Add other vegetables to the broccoli florets such as onions, fresh garlic or mushrooms.
  • Fresh Broccoli: Cook the fresh broccoli until tender and follow the recipe.
  • Variation tip: Top the broccoli mixture with freshly grated cheddar cheese and then ritz cracker mixture for more cheesy goodness.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Use a low fat cheese or a low fat cracker for this recipe.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 1102mg | Potassium: 196mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1257IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 332mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, casserole, cheese

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34 thoughts on “Easy Broccoli Casserole with Ritz Crackers”

  1. This is LITERALLY the same recipe my buddy’s mom has made us every Thanksgiving from children to adults and to this day I still make it her way! So glad I saw this.
    TO ANYONE CURIOUS:
    THIS IS ACTUALLY DELICIOUS!

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  2. 5 stars
    I have been looking for my Moms recipe & I can’t find it . When I seen yours , I just had to try it . Well, well, well , it was totally
    delicious & it tasted like my Moms , for sure. Thanks for sharing ….AWESOME !
    👍👍👍👍👍

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  3. Oh, I’m so glad I stopped by. This looks great; something my two little girls would devour! I’ll definitely be making this soon.

    Thanks,
    Michele @ sweetluvininthekitchen.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks for linking up to Tip Day Thursday at Around My Family Table. Would you mind including a link back to my site in your post. Thanks and feel free to link up anytime!

    Wendy

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