Jane and Michael Stern's Broccoli Casserole

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Epi Curious

From Lyn Rosetto Kasper and Sally Swift's book, "The Splendid Table: How to Eat Supper", this recipe originated in Gainesville, Florida, and pays homage to the late Mamo Lo Alexander and her soul food restaurant, where she was a local folk hero. They write, "Her broccoli casserole magically transformed the dour stalks of green into something rich, sweet and satisfying by combining them with a luxurious and ultra-soulful melange of eggs, cheese, sugar and cushiony white bread. We make a batch to split (with a tiny bit left over for the next day) whenever we are in desperate need of culinary comfort, southern-style."

Top Review by Lori Mama

The only adjustment I made, was to use whole wheat bread as I don't buy white. Delicious. Made for New Kids on the Block Tag. :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 -6 slices white bread, soft, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 large eggs
  • 14 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 12-2 cups broccoli, florets only, chopped fine (1 small bunch)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8-inch square Pyrex baking dish. Cover the bottom of the dish generously with the torn bread.
  2. Combine the eggs, milk, melted butter, cheese, salt and sugar in a bowl. Mix ntil combined. Stir in the roccoli and pour the mixture over the read.
  3. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 35 minutes. For a chewier top, remove the foil during the last 10 to 12 minutes of baking. If you want a crisper crust, run the casserole under the broiler.

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