The Perfect Side Dish
I started making this creamy southern comfort food in 2007. My friend owns a southern, Mardi Gras-themed comfort food restaurant. She gave me the recipe because I was obsessed with how yummy it was!
I’ve been making this exact broccoli casserole dish for holiday gatherings and potlucks ever since, and people always want more! My family loves it.
Serves 6-8 as a side dish. Total time: 1 hour.
Ingredients – Broccoli Casserole Recipe
This is the real “best broccoli casserole recipe.” There is no sour cream, melted butter, or canned cream of mushroom soup. Enjoy!
1-large bunch of broccoli (chopped & steamed)
2 cups of grated Colby cheese (It is way better than sharp cheddar cheese!)
1 1/2 cups of blue cheese dressing (Ken’s Steakhouse Brand or your favorite)
1 1/2 cups of mayonnaise
2 packages of chicken flavored ramen noodles & seasoning (smashed into small pieces)
How to prepare – Broccoli Cheese Casserole
Preheat your oven to 375°F. Lightly steam the broccoli florets. Lightly is key because they still have to cook in the oven, and no one likes mushy broccoli.
Using a 2 qt casserole dish, add all of the wet ingredients and1 ½ Cup of cheese, then mix thoroughly.
Then add the smashed-up Ramen noodles and seasoning packs to your prepared baking dish/ casserole dish.
After the broccoli is steamed immediately, add it to the casserole dish, tossing thoroughly until your broccoli is fully mixed in.
Finish your dish by topping the whole thing with a half cup to 3/4 of a cup of the remaining cheese and bake for 40-45 minutes.
Take a peek cut a small slit to make sure the ingredients are cooked through.
Check out some of our other Dome Grown recipes.