Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli Casserole

My journey to the creation of Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli Casserole started with my love of comfort food. Growing up, I was always drawn to food that was comforting, easy to make and packed full of flavor. It was a family favorite, often served up after a long day or during special occasions. I wanted to honor this tradition, and with a few tweaks, create something new.

One day, after gazing into my well-stocked pantry and refrigerator, inspiration struck. I had cheese, and lots of it,but in a variety of types from sharp cheddar to creamy mozzarella. Then my eye caught a glimpse of the broccoli and it all just came together. I decided I was going to create a Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli Casserole with the flavors of my childhood but in a fresh, new dish.

First, I preheated my oven and prepped my ingredients, like the broccoli and cheese. I diced up the broccoli into small, bite-sized pieces and shredded the different types of cheese, mixing them together until I had a nice blend. Then I combined it all with a cream sauce and spices.. I stirred it all together and poured it into a greased casserole dish. Then I popped it in the oven and waited.

Once the casserole had cooked enough and turned golden-brown, it was time to try it. With one bite of the cheesy, creamy, and incredibly flavorful casserole, I knew that it was going to be a family favorite, regardless of the occasion. I couldn’t believe that my idea had become a reality. It all started with a single spark of inspiration and, now, I can proudly serve up my very own Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli Casserole.

Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli Casserole

Recipe by Recipe Wonderland Contributors
3.8 from 25 votes
Course: Comfort Food, Dinner Recipes, Easy Recipes, Family Recipes, Lunch RecipesDifficulty: Easy


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It’s a one-pan recipe that’s easy to assemble, making it perfect for busy weeknights. Plus, it’s an easy way to impress your family and friends with a delicious meal that’s also good for you.


  • 1 16 ounce package frozen broccoli florets

  • 2 cups cooked macaroni

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Steam broccoli for 5 minutes
  • Cook macaroni until tender (10-15 minutes)
  • In a large bowl, combine macaroni, broccoli, sour cream, salt, and pepper
  • Mix together and pour into a 9 X 9 baking dish
  • Sprinkle cheese over top and dot with butter
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes then serve


  • Add cayenne pepper if you want a bit more spice.

Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli Casserole is a convenient and delicious dinner recipe that’s sure to please the whole family. This dish is packed with fresh flavors, featuring broccoli and creamy sharp cheddar cheese. The cheesy cheddar layer adds richness and indulgence, giving the dish an irresistible flavor. Plus, it’s ready in less than an hour, which makes it perfect for busy weeknights.

What really sets this casserole apart is its amazing flavor combination. The subtle sweetness of the cheese, the hearty taste of the broccoli, and the creaminess of the sauce create a heavenly combination that’ll have your taste buds singing. Plus, with its layers of cheesy goodness, it’s a more appealing option than your typical cheesy pasta dish.

Finally, this casserole is incredibly versatile. You can customize it by adding your favorite vegetables and proteins to suit any dietary needs or preferences. Ready in less time than it takes to order takeout, so you can please everyone at the dinner table quickly and easily. Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli Casserole is sure to become a family favorite!

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