Friday, December 23, 2011

A Holiday Recipe - Broccoli Casserole

One of my favorite things about the holidays is the FOOD!  I love getting together with family & having all of everyone's best dishes all together.  One of my favorites is a dish that my mother has made many many times.  I'm not sure where the recipe comes from, but it's been around for approximately forever. It's a broccoli casserole & it is AMAZINGLY scrumptious!  I love broccoli, and this recipe is the best and it's so easy!

Here's what you need:

2 fresh heads of broccoli
1/2 cup milk
1 small (10.5 oz) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
3/4 of the 16 oz size of Velveeta cheese
1/2 cup Pepperidge Farm stuffing
Little package of sliced almonds

Ok, so I realize that these aren't really very exact measurements, but that's what you get with an old recipe.  Just go with it, I'm pretty sure you can't really mess this up.

Anyhoo, first things first.  Preheat your oven to 350.  Cut your broccoli into pieces & put in a large pan with water.  Bring to boil & cook until broccoli is tender (don't over cook 'em though, no mushy broccoli!).   Drain.

While the broccoli is cooking, make the cheese sauce.  In a pan over medium heat, melt together milk, soup, cheese & stuffing.  Make sure you stir it a lot so you don't burn the pan!

Once the cheese is melted, place your broccoli in a large baking dish & spread evenly.  I use a 15x10 inch pyrex glass baking dish.

Then, pour your cheese mixture over your prepared broccoli.  Add your sliced almonds on top of it all if desired.  I love the extra crunch these add!

Pop your casserole in the oven & bake for a half hour.  It will smell amazing, not gonna lie.  Oh my gosh it's so good.

You really should make this, if not for the holiday then for any day.  I have eaten leftovers of this for lunch by itself on many occasion.  It's awesome re-heated.

I hope you like this recipe.  If you try it, please let me know what you think!!

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