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Broccoli Cheese Casserole with a serving spoon.

Broccoli Cheese Casserole 

Katerina | Diethood
This easy Broccoli Cheese Casserole recipe is creamy, savory and all kinds of delicious! Made with fresh broccoli, seasoned cheddar and cream cheese sauce, this side dish is ready in 30-minutes and ALWAYS a crowd favorite!
Servings : 6
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting Time 5 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ pounds broccoli florets
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature, cut in cubes
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper, or to taste
  • crushed red pepper flakes for garnish, optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  • Grease a 2.5 quart to 3 quart baking dish with butter and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, bring 1/2 inch of salted water to a boil.
  • Add the broccoli; cover and cook over high heat until crisp-tender, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Drain and transfer broccoli to prepared baking dish; set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic, Italian Seasoning, salt, and pepper; mix until incorporated.
  • Add cream cheese mixture to the broccoli and stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Bake in the oven for 17 to 20 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned on top.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  • Optionally, garnish with crushed red pepper flakes and serve.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 10
  • REDUCE POINTS DOWN TO 6 by using Neufchatel Cheese in place of full fat cream cheese; use reduced fat sour cream, too, and fat free cheddar cheese.
 
NET CARBS: 7 grams
 
HOW TO MAKE AHEAD
  • Cook broccoli in boiling water for 4 minutes.
  • Transfer to a baking dish and add in the cheese mixture.
  • Wait for everything to cool down to room temperature, then cover with foil and set in the fridge for 1 day. 
  • When ready, remove cover, stir everything together, and bake until mixture is hot and bubbly.

Nutrition

Calories: 283 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 12 g | Fat: 23 g | Saturated Fat: 13 g | Cholesterol: 70 mg | Sodium: 347 mg | Potassium: 442 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 1500 IU | Vitamin C: 101.5 mg | Calcium: 290 mg | Iron: 1.3 mg | Net Carbs: 7 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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