i know what you’re thinking: what is broccoli doing here? this is a baking blog! and more often than that, it’s a bacon blog! i know, i know, it’s a little jarring – and even i had some trepidation after our last look at casseroles, but you’ll just have to trust me. why? well, because this broccoli casserole is full of delicious things and topped with crumbled and toasted ritz crackers.
got your attention, didn’t i? this casserole has made an appearance at nearly every family function for the past 5 or 6 years, since my sister-in-law first made it and blew us all away with how delicious it was. it’s a great way to get something green on your plate, especially if you aren’t a big fan of veggies. oddly enough, i love vegetables, but given the choice between raw broccoli and an indulgent cheesy broccoli casserole, i’m going with the casserole. it pretty much defeats the purpose of eating vegetables in the first place, but i think i can live with that.
as far as preparation, the dish is pretty much idiot-proof. pour a bunch of ingredients in a casserole dish, top with crumbled crackers and a drizzle of melted butter, and bake. serve to friends you love, or just grab a fork and dig in. isn’t it nice to see how we’ve streamlined and simplified the casserole process since its heydays?
2 10 oz pkgs chopped broccoli
2 eggs beaten
1 cup mayo
1 cup mushroom soup
2 tsp chopped onion
2 oz shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup crushed ritz crackers
1. mix together broccoli, eggs, mayo, soup, onion and cheese in a large casserole dish . crumble the ritz crackers and sprinkle them on top. drizzle with the melted butter.
2. bake at 350 F for 45 minutes. enjoy!