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Quick & Easy Broccoli Cheese Casserole

For a delicious brunch or hearty dinner, serve up this casserole loaded with broccoli and cheese from blogger Play. Party. Pin.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt
  • 1⁄8 tsp pepper
  • 1 dash paprika
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups Crystal Farms Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 cups broccoli, chopped and steamed
  • 16 oz chicken, cooked and chopped
  • 1 sleeve snack crackers, crushed to crumbs
Recommended Crystal Farms Product Substitutions: Crystal Farms Shredded Wisconsin Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

Cheese Sauce

  • Melt butter in saucepan over low heat. Once bubbly, add flour, salt and pepper and stir until combined.
  • Cook over low heat for one minute then add in milk and stir. Heat until mixture is boiling, stirring continually.
  • Once milk boils, boil for another minute before adding 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese.
  • Stir until completely melted and remove from heat.

Casserole

  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • Spray large casserole dish all over with nonstick spray.
  • Once all of your ingredients have been prepped (steam broccoli, make cheese sauce, cook chicken, crush crackers), add half of the broccoli and half of the chicken into the prepared casserole dish.
  • Mix the chicken and broccoli together into one single layer
  • Top chicken and broccoli layer with half of the cheese sauce, making sure to cover the entire chicken layer with cheese.
  • Sprinkle half of the cracker crumbs over the cheese layer.
  • Repeat so you have two layers of casserole.
  • Top final layer with the other 1/2 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese.
  • Melt the other tablespoon of butter in the microwave and pour over the top of the casserole.
  • Bake casserole at 350º F for 25-30 minutes or until the top cheese is melted and the cracker crumbs are browned.
  • Serve!

Chef's Tips & Suggestions:

Use a sealed plastic bag or food processor to crush snack crackers.

Recipe Courtesy of: Britni Vigil

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