This Easy Holiday Broccoli Casserole is a family favorite that’s always a winner for the holidays. It’s creamy, it’s cheesy and it’s so, so easy!
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Easy Holiday Broccoli Casserole
The countdown is on folks! Only 10 days til the grandest food holiday of the year!! Turkey Day!
We go over this every year. There’s no need to panic. Take a deep breath. You’ve got this. And I’m here to help.
Feel better yet?
Today, I’m not only excited to share your new favorite Thanksgiving side dish, this Easy Holiday Broccoli Casserole, but I’m also sharing some beautiful baking dishes and food storage containers from my friends at Ello (click) Products.
The folks at Ello came to me to create a recipe for one of my favorite dishes to bring to my next potluck or Friendsgiving. The first dish that came to mind was my Easy Holiday Broccoli Casserole. Frankly, I don’t think we’ve ever had a Thanksgiving without it.
It’s one of the easiest casseroles to whip up. Just check out the recipe video below ↓ and see for yourself. You’ll only need a handful of ingredients and less than an hour to prep and bake it.
A delicious combination of blanched broccoli, a creamy base made of butter, garlic, flour and half and half, a few eggs, two kinds of shredded cheddar and some store-bought crispy fried onions and you’ve got a side dish that everyone will want the recipe for. Guaranteed.
I made today’s casserole In Ello’s Duraglass 9×13 baking dish. The 9×13 dish is part of Ello’s Bake and Store Set. Their Duraglass Bakeware (click) is portable and perfect for potlucks, meal prep and leftovers.
I’ll also be making my Creamed Spinach and Mushrooms in Ello’s 8×8 baking dish this Thanksgiving. To make life easier, I’ll make it the night before and store it in the refrigerator until I’m ready to bake it.
Each container features a clear Tritan lid that’s tight and leak-proof. That means your dishes stay fresh longer and that they’re perfect for on-the-go, especially for the busy holiday season ahead.
And another great feature is the durable silicone sleeve that acts as a built-in trivet and protects the dish from breaking and scratching. It can go from freezer to oven to table too, with no need to remove the silicone sleeve. And all parts are dishwasher safe and BPA free.
The holidays just got a whole lot easier thanks to Ello folks! Check out all their products HERE and next time you’re at Target! (click) I just know you’re going to love them as much as I do!
And I hope y’all give this yummy Easy Holiday Broccoli Casserole a try this holiday season. I hope it becomes a staple on your holiday table just like ours! Enjoy!
A Few Cook’s Notes for Easy Holiday Broccoli Casserole Recipe:
I use store-bought crispy fried onions. If you use French’s, I would chop them into smaller pieces. If you use Lars Own, they already come chopped in smaller pieces, so just use them as is.
I like to use a combination of white and yellow cheddar cheeses, but if you prefer, you can just use one or the other.
Easy Holiday Broccoli Casserole Video
This Easy Holiday Broccoli Casserole is a family favorite that's always a winner for the holidays.
- 10 cups broccoli florets, about 2 lbs.
- 5 Tbsp. butter
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp, salt
- 1 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 2 1/2 cups half and half
- 1 cup sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup sharp yellow cheddar cheese, shredded
- 5 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 1/2 cups crispy fried onions, divided
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray the Ello Products 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add a tablespoon of salt. Add broccoli florets and cook for 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a bowl filled with ice water. Remove the florets after 30 seconds and strain in a colander.
Heat butter in a large pot over medium heat until melted. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, whisking constantly. Slowly add the half and half and then the salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring often until mixture begins to thicken, about 7-8 minutes.
In a medium bowl, stir together the two cheeses. Remove the pot from the heat. Add 1 1/4 cups of the cheeses to the mixture in the pot. Stir until the cheese is melted. Add the broccoli, eggs and one cup of the crispy onions to the pot and stir until well combined. Pour mixture into the prepared dish. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup cheese and 1/2 cup crispy onions. Bake for 30 minutes or until set. Remove from oven and serve.