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Broccoli Rice Casserole #NoBuyJanuary

The pasta con broccoli from last week was great!  But I still have more frozen broccoli.  What to do? What to do?

A few years ago we went to a Turkey Fry at my cousin’s house.  It was my first time having fried turkey and it was delicious.  But you know what I couldn’t get out of my head, the broccoli rice casserole.  It was cheesy, comforting and absolutely delicious.  I could have eaten the whole pan but I know that is rude… so I refrained.

A couple weeks ago I FINALLY asked for the recipe and I’m so happy she shared it with me!  Not only that, she said I could share it with you.  Thanks Melissa!

This recipe is perfect for #NoBuyJanuary!  I have the broccoli in the freezer downstairs and pretty much everything else in the pantry.  The one specific thing I did have to go buy:  Cheez Whiz.  I have never purchased Cheez Whiz in my life but the recipe was so perfect I wasn’t going to try to mess with it at all.  I did have to ask people in the grocery store where to find it though.  It is in the dairy section near the other cheeses, go figure.  And, I also don’t usually have Minute Rice but sometimes I do.  I will tell you from experience, this recipe does not work with regular long grain rice.  Just go grab a box of minute rice if you don’t have it.  It’s worth it.

This recipe is super simple!  Mix everything together in a bowl, put it in a casserole dish and bake.

DONE!  It is a great side dish.  It feeds a crowd and is so versatile.  Great with almost any meaty main course (turkey, chicken, ham, etc). I can’t wait!!!

Broccoli Rice Casserole

Serves 10-12

Ingredients:
16 oz bag Frozen Broccoli
1 medium Onion, diced
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
½ tsp Granulated Garlic (Garlic Powder)
1 stick Unsalted Butter, melted
1 c Water
½ jar Cheese Whiz
2 cups uncooked Minute Rice

Preheat oven to 350
Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Mix all together ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until well combined.
Turn mixture into prepared baking dish.
Bake uncovered for 1 hour.

Broccoli Rice Casserole

An easy and delicious side dish that serves a crowd!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Broccoli, Cheesy, Easy, Fast, Feeds a Crowd, Kid-Friendly, Side Dish
Servings: 10 People
Author: Emily ~ Garlic & Olive Oil

Ingredients

  • 16 oz bag Frozen Broccoli
  • 1 medium Onion diced
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • ½ tsp Granulated Garlic Garlic Powder
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter melted
  • 1 c Water
  • ½ jar Cheese Whiz
  • 2 cups Minute Rice uncooked

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Mix all together ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until well combined. Turn mixture into prepared baking dish.
  • Bake uncovered for 1 hour.

2 thoughts on “Broccoli Rice Casserole #NoBuyJanuary

  1. This sounds and looks amazing, can’t wait to try it and share with friends, maybe at a super bowl party!

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