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Paula Deen's Broccoli Casserole

Updated on October 20, 2015

Paula Deen's Broccoli Casserole

I love casseroles. This one in particular. I can't take credit for it, it's Paula Deen's recipe. But, it was so good, I thought I'd feature it in on HubPages.

Also every week for years now I have what I call "Recipe of the Week". I search through all my recipe books and printed recipes or wherever I have them and pick one and have my family rate it. Three stars is excellent in my rating system. That is what we gave this recipe.

This one was really good for my family because there is no meat in it so it was good for my vegetarian granddaughter and it went well with the oven fried chicken I made. It's creamy and crunchy and has a lot of taste. Easy to make and relatively quick also.

Casseroles are good to take with you to a potluck get together or when invited to someone's house for dinner. You can make them ahead and freeze them and just pop them in the freezer when you need it. I hope you get a chance to try this casserole.

Lightened Version

Cholesterol is a factor with my husband and me so I lightened this recipe a bit.

I always use light mayonnaise instead of the regular so I automatically used it in this recipe.

I also used fat free cream of mushroom soup.

I did not use low fat cheese because I noticed that it doesn't melt as nicely as regular cheese does. However, that's a call you can make yourself.

Photos of Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli Casserole plated
Broccoli Casserole plated | Source
Casserole after it just came out of the oven.
Casserole after it just came out of the oven. | Source

Please Vote

4.8 stars from 4 ratings of Broccoli Casserole
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 8 to 10 servings
  • 2 (10oz.) packages frozen chopped broccoli, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (10 3/4oz.) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 cups saltine crackers, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13 x 9" baking dish with vegetable oil cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine broccoli, mayonnaise, cheese, soup and eggs. Mix well with a metal spoon. Place the mixture in the prepared baking dish. Top with the crushed crackers and pour the melted butter evenly over the crackers.
  3. Bake for 35 minutes or until set and browned.

Oven Fried Chicken

In the above photo is the oven fried chicken that I made to go with the casserole. I used boneless, skinless thicken thighs. It's really simple to make and so delicious. You don't miss all the grease that goes with pan fried chicken. The recipe follows:

Just mix some flour with any seasoning you like. Examples are salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, or whatever seasonings you like.

Dip the chicken in water, shaking off excess water and then in the flour mixture. Place on a pan that is lined with non-stick aluminum foil and sprayed with non-stick spray. Cook in a preheated oven at 425 degrees for 25 minutes, turn and cook for another 20 minutes. Time depends on how thick the chicken in that you are using.

Amounts are also depended on the amount of chicken you are using.


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      Rachel L Alba 19 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi aesta1, I appreciate your visit and comment.

      Blessings to you.

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      Mary Norton 19 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      We love broccoli and always appreciate new recipes. Will try this one next.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you Sandy. There are a lot of recipes that I alone will eat too. I like to try everything, but my husband and grandchildren and daughters are different. So when they like something, it must be really good. lol

      Thanks for visiting.

      Blessings to you.

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Wisconsin

      Since I am the only one who will eat this, I will have to make a smaller version. Looks good. Thumbs up.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you Brenda for the visit and the nice comment.

      Blessings to you.

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      Treasures By Brenda 2 years ago from Canada

      Sounds like an interesting casserole to try!

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you Victoria, I appreciate it.

      Blessings to you.

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      Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Oh, yum! I pinned this one!

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Audrey, Thanks for following me and for the visit and great comment.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      I think I am hungry! Had to come back and spread this one around. I made a version of this the other day--a lightened version--so very yummy!

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Peggy, Thank you for your nice comment. I always say you can make a recipe be your own. I do that often. I'm glad you like the idea of the recipe. Enjoy.

      Blessings to you.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      We always have Greek yogurt in our house and I just happen to have some fresh broccoli right now. Might give this recipe a try with some minor alterations. Of course we like broccoli raw in salads and also lightly steamed. My hubby would probably like this alternative recipe for a change. Thanks!

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you Susan. I would like to take credit for this recipe but like it says in the title, it's a Paula Deen recipe. I just lightened it a little. Hope you like it. Blessings to you.

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      We are having broccoli for dinner tonight and I might just give your recipe a try. Sounds delicious!

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks Phyllis for your great comments. Hope you enjoy them.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi again Audrey, I just checked and found out that Greek yogurt is also a good substitute for mayonnaise and also they claim that hummus, but I think that would change the taste and make it a little gritty. Hope that helps you.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Phyllis, Maybe sour cream , I'm not sure, but it would have to be something thick and creamy. That's a good question, if there are any other suggestions from someone else, I would like to know too. In fact, I'm going to google it and get back to you. Thanks for the comment and question. Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks for the brunch tip and for voting, Pat. Blessings to you.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Hi Rachel. Chicken and broccoli are very good together. The casserole looks and sounds great and the chicken is the way I like to cook it. Thanks for sharing these recipes.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      The broccoli casserole looks wonderful! Might to have skip the mayo and find a substitute though--I just can't abide the taste of it--any suggestions on what I might use in its place?

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      This sounds like something that would be great to take to a Sunday brunch. I will be sharing this idea with friends.

      Voted up++++ shared g+

      Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks for the comment and for viewing my hub.

      Blessings to you.

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      Faythe F. 2 years ago from USA

      My family loves broccoli, I am always trying to find new ways to cook it..thanks for sharing

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks for your kind comment. I appreciate it.

      Blessings to you.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Your light verson of meal is appealing