Memorial Day Side Dish: Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Are you looking for a special side dish to share this week for Memorial Day?  This is our family's favorite (seriously, best ever) Broccoli Cheese Casserole, and it's so yummy that I ate it cold (right out of the fridge . . . ) for dinner last night. 🙂


Broccoli Cheese Casserole


  1. Frozen Broccoli I used two bags of Birdseye Chopped Broccoli $0.35/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh Frozen Vegetables printable
  2. 16 oz. Velveeta Kraft Velveeta BOGO $3.84 at Publix
  3. 3/4 stick of margarine $1/2 Land O Lakes Margarine printable
  4. 1 sleeve Ritz crackers $1/2 Ritz or Ritz Bits Crackers printable
  5. 1/4 stick margarine




  1. Cook broccoli in microwave.
  2. Meanwhile, melt Velveeta & 3/4 stick margarine on stove top over low heat.
  3. Thoroughly drain broccoli.  (You'll want to press out as much excess water as you can so that the Cheese Sauce doesn't become runny.)
  4. Stir together broccoli and velveeta mixture, then put in 8×11 casserole dish.
  5. Melt remaining 1/4 stick of margarine in margarine.  Crush Ritz crackers and mix with margarine, then top Broccoli Cheese mixture with crackers.
  6. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, until cooked through and crackers begin to brown.  Enjoy!





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  1. Jamie ONeal says

    Do you have to bake this in the oven? I want to make this tonight , but the instructions seem like they aren’t complete.

    • Oh my gracious Jamie! YES you have to bake it in the oven! I updated the recipe, but you could probably get away with baking it for 25 minutes to speed it along. (That’s what I get for getting the recipe together at 1 o’clock this morning – we had a crazy day and I thought I could do it all in the middle of the night, but apparently that doesn’t work too well!)

      Thanks for catching that 🙂 Let me know what you think . . . I’m betting you’ll love it!

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