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Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli Casserole

People who don’t even usually like broccoli casserole beg me to make this comforting broccoli cheese casserole recipe. It's similar to a classic green bean casserole, but the melted cheese just puts it over the top. —Elaine Hubbard, Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 can (6 ounces) french-fried onions, divided
  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen broccoli florets, thawed


  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a large saucepan, combine soup, sour cream, 1 cup cheese and 1-1/4 cups onions; heat through over medium heat, stirring until blended, 4-5 minutes. Stir in broccoli. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish.
  • Bake, uncovered, until bubbly, 25-30 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and onions. Bake until cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Did you know: The Campbell’s Soup Co. first sold cream of mushroom soup in 1934.
  • Sharp cheddar cheese has been aged longer than regular cheddar. As cheese ages, its flavor becomes more pronounced. Using aged cheese in a recipe can add complexity and rich flavor, even to humble favorites like mac ’n’ cheese.
  • Check out 50 vintage casserole recipes.
  • Nutrition Facts
    3/4 cup: 359 calories, 26g fat (11g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 641mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.


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    • Bettye Frances
      Nov 4, 2020

      No comment left

    • Lisa
      Sep 14, 2020

      My boyfriend doesn’t like cream of mushroom soup, so I substituted cream of chicken. It tasted great!! I will definitely make it again and think about par cooking the broccoli first as the stems were still a bit hard. Lisa S

    • Valerie
      Sep 7, 2020

      I made this casserole for dinner tonight and it was delicious. The only thing I did differently was I added one bag of broccoli instead of two because my pot is not that big. I can't wait to make this again.

    • Janet Lynn
      Jul 25, 2020

      My sister recently made this and it was so delicious. She adjusted the recipe by covering the casserole (so the broccoli would be tender) for the recommended bake time and then uncovered, added the (set aside) cheese and fried onions, then baked uncovered from there as recommended. It was perfect!

    • Barbara
      Jun 23, 2020

      If I were to make this again I would cook the broccoli first, add all the ingredients and then bake in the oven. I don't care for hard broccoli and while the sauce is very good it does not mix well with cold broccoli

    • Summy
      Jun 18, 2020

      Great recipe. I'm not a big fan of broccoli, but this works for me! And, when you write a review on TOH there's actually a little note that says to please tell what you thought of the recipe "and how you adjusted it." I personally love reading how people alter the recipes, because some of their suggestions actually work better for me.

    • Nancy
      Jun 15, 2020

      This recipe is so good. No leftovers with this casserole. Just a quick thank you to Nance for your comment, could not agree more, nicely said!

    • Kathi
      Jun 15, 2020

      This looks like a good recipe, but I agree with a couple of the comments that I would only use the French onions on the top. As far as the comment from Nance, I actually appreciate comments telling of a few variations people might do with the recipe. What makes me really sad, is how people have to be rude and get upset about the least little things nowadays.?? Lets be kind.

    • Pam
      Jun 15, 2020

      Amen Nance! I've been wanting to say the same!!!

    • Nance
      May 4, 2020

      This is excellent JUST AS WRITTEN. when ever I make this the dish is wiped clean so whoever needs to change it for their own taste leave your comments to yourself I don't understand why anyone feels the need to rewrite someone elses recipe?? no one cares that you omit sour cream or that you use evaporated milk..This is a great recipe AS WRITTEN if you want to change it write your own recipe and let everyone else make it the way you do if they want!! Sorry but had to get this off my chest :D