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Ritz Cracker Broccoli Casserole Recipe

You can’t go wrong with this classic favorite broccoli casserole recipe for Thanksgiving. Creamy broccoli and mushrooms are topped with sharp cheddar cheese and crushed ritz cracker topping!

ritz cracker topped casserole with a scoop taken out

Helloooo comfort food! 

This broccoli casserole recipe is where it’s at. 

If you are in need of a last minute side dish for your Thanksgiving menu, you simply can’t go wrong with this broccoli casserole.

Ultra creamy, easy to make, and topped with a delicious sharp cheddar cheddar ritz topping!

wooden spoon taking a scoop of broccoli casserole

Broccoli and cheese are the perfect match in this casserole, and we love it as much as we do broccoli cheese soup

This recipe takes the flavor up to the next level by using fresh mushrooms, garlic, and onion, to really make this a dish that people will be raving over!

broccoli casserole with a wooden spoon from an overhead view

This casserole is a guaranteed crowd pleaser and would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving table this year. 

how to make broccoli casserole

First, start off with a fresh flavor base of finely chopped mushrooms, fresh garlic, and diced yellow onion.

diced mushrooms, chopped onion, and minced garlic in a skillet

Cook the veggies until soft and the mushrooms have released and cooked off their liquid.

Add the cooked mushroom, garlic, and onion to a bowl along with the sour cream, cream of mushroom soup, frozen broccoli florets and one cup of the sharp cheddar cheese. 

Make sure you buy broccoli florets and not broccoli cuts, or you will end up with a lot of stems instead of broccoli heads.

Florets are best in this casserole.

Give it all a stir until it is totally combined and the broccoli is coated. 

frozen broccoli, cream of mushroom soup, mushrooms, cheddar cheese, and sour cream in a bowl with a rubber spatula

Be sure not to skip grating the cheddar cheese yourself, as it is so much fresher and the flavor is so delicious!

I used sharp cheddar cheese in this recipe, but a mild or medium cheddar would also be delicious.

Grease a small casserole dish, then pour the casserole in. 

broccoli casserole topped with cheddar cheese before baking

Top with the remaining one cup of sharp cheddar cheese.

Crush up one sleeve of ritz crackers and crumble it over the top of the casserole. 

The easiest way to do this is add the crackers to a gallon sized ziploc bag, press out the air, and crush with your hands.

Bake your broccoli mushroom casserole at 350 degrees for around 30 minutes, or until the ritz crackers are browned and the filling is nice and bubbly. 

crushed ritz cracker topping on the broccoli casserole

Just look at that delicious cheesy ritz cracker crust! 

The perfect complement to the creamy rich broccoli filling. 

overhead view of the finished casserole in a white baking dish

We can’t get enough of this broccoli casserole!

It is pure comfort food in every single bite. 

broccoli casserole with a scoop taken out

This is one dish you will be fighting for seconds! 

wooden spoon with a scoop of casserole

If you make this for the holidays, be sure to let me know how you like it!

white casserole dish of broccoli casserole with a wooden serving spoon

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a scoop out of the casserole

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Yield: 6 servings

Broccoli Casserole Recipe

white casserole dish of broccoli casserole with a wooden serving spoon

You can’t go wrong with this classic favorite broccoli casserole recipe for Thanksgiving or any occasion. Creamy broccoli and mushrooms are topped with sharp cheddar cheese and crushed ritz cracker topping!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 oz frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, diced into small pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 10.5 oz cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 sleeve of ritz crackers, crushed

Instructions

  1. Add the mushrooms, garlic, onion, olive oil, and salt to a skillet
  2. Cook over medium high heat for around 10 minutes, until the mushrooms evaporate their liquid and cook down
  3. In a large bowl, mix together 1 cup of the cheddar cheese, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, broccoli, and the mushroom onion mixture
  4. Grease a small casserole dish and pour in the broccoli casserole
  5. Top with remaining 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese
  6. Sprinkle crushed ritz crackers over the top
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 - 35 minutes, until browned and bubbly

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 360Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 732mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 17g

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