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Casserole in the Cooker

For a complete meal-in-one, you'll savor this slow-cooked ham, broccoli and rice dish that has all the goodness of an oven-baked casserole. "It's perfect for a Sunday afternoon dinner," informs Krista Harrison of Brazil, Indiana.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli cuts, thawed and drained
  • 3 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 jar (8 ounces) process cheese sauce
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped


  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the broccoli and ham. Combine the soup, cheese sauce, milk, rice, celery and onion; stir into the broccoli mixture. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until rice is tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 555 calories, 27g fat (14g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 2871mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 34g protein.

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  • sstetzel
    Nov 11, 2016

    Tjbrooks79 you can use cheddar instead, you'll need to compensate for the liquid in the cheese sauce though. Add a bit more milk, 1/4-1/2 cup to keep it from drying out.

  • tjbrooks79
    Nov 10, 2016

    I have IBS and can't use the cheese sauce. Would finely shredded cheddar cheese work instead?

  • brancat
    Jun 13, 2006

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