Velveeta Broccoli Casserole with Ritz Crackers

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Easy Velveeta 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 family dinners.

This creamy cheese sauce and crunchy ritz cracker topping just make broccoli better.

a spoon in the broccoli casserole with titz crsckers.

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Easy Velveeta Broccoli Casserole with Ritz Crackers

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

Why This Easy Broccoli Casserole with Velveeta Cheese is a Keeper

The incredible Velveeta broccoli casserole is rich and decadent. It’s the perfect comfort food. Who doesn’t love Velveeta or any Velveeta casserole? This broccoli casserole is perfect.

  • 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: The broccoli casserole is made with pantry or fridge staples.
  • Family Friendly: The buttery cracker topping and all that magnificent cheese make this recipe a true family favorite.
  • Adaptable: Can make the Velveeta cheese and ritz crackers with low fat cheese or different crackers in the topping.

If you’re looking for more holiday side dish inspired recipes, try these Jiffy Cornbread Casserole, Green Beans with Bacon and Onion and Sausage Apple Cranberry Stuffing.

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Is it better to use fresh or frozen broccoli in this Velveeta casserole?

A whole vegetables casserole.

For ease of use we use frozen broccoli. However, you can use fresh vegetables if you prefer. Even though it can add a few steps and more preparation time, opting for fresh vegetables make the biggest difference in the casserole’s texture.

Ingredient Notes for Velveeta Broccoli Casserole Side Dish

Broccoli, cheese and crackers.

The broccoli casserole with velveeta can be so quick and easy to make but also so very popular everyone will love broccoli when it is done this way.

  • Frozen Broccoli: Two packages of frozen broccoli florets or you can use fresh broccoli and cook it.
  • Velveeta Cheese: Cube the velveeta cheese for an easy cheese mixture and great for this cheese sauce.
  • All Purpose Seasoning: A blend of garlic powder and other great seasonings such as salt and black pepper.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

Variations and Substitutions for this Best Broccoli Casserole with Ritz Crackers

You can add other things for your topping. The crushed ritz crackers add a nice buttery crunch to this broccoli and cheese casserole.

  • Crackers: Try adding potato chips, fried onions such as the ones used in green bean casserole. Or even panko crumbs for making broccoli casserole with Velveeta.
  • Real Cheese: Using Velveeta will make it super creamy as it melts so easily. But you can use any type of cheese that melts well.
  • Cooking variation to Make this Broccoli Casserole: Make the broccoli and Velveeta cracker casserole in the air fryer.
  • Make velveeta broccoli casserole ahead of time: Prepare everything but the topping. When ready mix the ritz crackers and melted butter and add top the top before baking. Therefore, the crackers will be crunchy and the broccoli tender and cheesy.
  • Cauliflower: Use cauliflower in place of the broccoli, if they don’t like broccoli or mix the two. This recipe works with both. It is easy and delicious.

How to Make Velveeta Broccoli Cheese Casserole Recipe

This broccoli cheese casserole recipe is a wonderful easy side. Make a day in advance for a wonderful velveeta casserole recipe.

These are the basic steps for making Velveeta Broccoli Cheese Casserole. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions.

A bowl of cooked broccoli.

STEP 1Prep and add Broccoli

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

STEP 2: Stir in Cubed Velveeta

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 the Cheese Broccoli Casserole until Cheese is Melted

Finally bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

Recipe Frequently Asked Questions for Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Reheat the broccoli cheese mixture in the microwave. Crush the crackers and add more to the top of the casserole if they have become soggy.

It is important to make sure that your vegetables are clean before making your dish. Sometimes frozen vegetables can become contaminated. Therefore, yes was your frozen vegetables.

Make this delicious side dish and freeze for up to 3 months in the freezer. Reheat the casserole when ready to serve.

Expert Tips for Making This Cheesy Broccoli Casserole Recipe

The broccoli Velveeta casserole with buttery ritz crackers can be made better. Make this casserole for thanksgiving. Try the following:

  • 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. Drained broccoli.
  • 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 tender broccoli recipe.

What to Serve with Velveeta Broccoli Casserole with Ritz / More Perfect Side Dish Recipes

a spoon in the broccoli casserole with titz crsckers.
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Velveeta Broccoli Casserole with Ritz Crackers

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Easy Velveeta 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 family dinners.
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Ingredients

  • 20 ounces Broccoli, 2 packages of frozen chopped
  • 8 tablespoons Butter, divided
  • 8 ounces Velveeta, cubed
  • 12 Ritz crackers, 1 sleeve 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.

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: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 804mg | Potassium: 461mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1454IU | Vitamin C: 84mg | Calcium: 301mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American

42 thoughts on “Velveeta Broccoli Casserole with Ritz Crackers”

  1. That looks yummy! I make a chicken, broccoli and cheese casserole but I’ve never just tried it with the broccoli and cheese. Sounds scrumptious!

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    • Thanks, Moms The Word. I did add a link to your site on my blog roll. It should be there. Let me know if you’d rather something else.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    • I just put mine in the oven. I did grate some Colby jack cheese and put it on top of the broccoli mixture. I then added the crushed ritz cracker and melted butter all over the top! It looks so yummy I can’t wait till it’s done!! Thank you for the recipeπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

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  2. Hi! This totally reminds me of ones that we make every holiday season! Get’s me in the spirit! Thanks so much for linking up to the party this week and please be sure to link back to it in your posts so everyone can enjoy all of the great Inspirations! πŸ™‚
    Vanessa

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  3. YUM!! Comfort food at it’s best – CHEESE and broccoli – this sounds fantastic. Thanks for sharing with Friday Potluck!

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  4. I love recipes that are easy yet super delicious! My grandmother made something almost identical to this and it’s been years since I’ve had it. I’ll definitely make this soon.

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  5. This looks fabulous! I always have trouble finding Velveeta in the grocery store. I can only ever seem to find the Velveeta slices, not the block of Velveeta.

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    • Christina — I would use the slices if you can find those. Just make sure you have the right amount by weight. I don’t think the shape of the cheese matters since it melts.

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  6. My sister in law makes this every Thanksgiving and Christmas – mostly for me! It is a dish that always means holiday for me – you can keep your green bean salad – pass me the cheesy broccoli! Thanks for sharing this with us at the hearth and soul hop!

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  7. We love brocolli cheese soup, now we are going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing this on “Delicious Dishes”

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  8. i might be able to get my husband to eat broccoli if i served it this way! thank you for linking this simple yet scrumptious recipe to tuesday night supper club.

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  9. This totally reminds me of something we would have eaten growing up! Do they still make Velveeta (well, apparently they do…loved it as a kid)!? I’ve saved this and will give it a try, bet the kids would gobble it right up!!! Thank you for sharing this with the hearth and soul hop this week!

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