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Cheesy Broccoli-Rice Casserole is a perfectly tasty side dish for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or everyday dinner. It’s classic creamy, cheesy comfort food at its best.

Ingredients:

  • 3 c. cooked rice (about 1 c. uncooked)
  • 1 (16 oz.) package frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 (10 3/4 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 2 c. shredded mild or medium cheddar cheese, divided

Instructions:

  • Thaw broccoli and warm broccoli in the microwave for about 5 minutes; drain very well. Cut any large florets into smaller, bite-sized pieces.
  • In a bowl, combine warm cooked rice, onion, cream of mushroom soup, milk, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and 1 cup of the shredded cheddar. Stir together until well mixed. Fold in broccoli.
  • Spoon into a greased 9×13-inch baking dish. Top with remaining 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Bake at 350℉ for 35 – 40 minutes until bubbly and cheese is just beginning to get some golden brown spots.
NOTES:
  • Frozen chopped broccoli can be used instead of the florets, if desired. I just prefer the florets.
  •  Casserole may be prepared ahead. Place the broccoli mixture in the casserole dish, top with the cheese, and refrigerate until ready to bake. Increase baking time to 60 – 75 minutes. Cover loosely with foil partway through baking if the cheese begins to brown too much.

Recipe from thekitchenismyplayground.com