Mama Lu's Broccoli Casserole

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

I got this recipe years ago from a Jane and Michael Stern cookbook that featured recipes from restaurants around the country. The original recipe was for a smaller casserole and I doubled the recipe. We have it at every holiday meal. Mama Lu's is a southern restaurant that is located in Florida I believe (not sure of the city). I like this recipe because it's not like every other broccoli casserole.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 9 slices day old white bread
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 12 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  2. Butter a 9x13 glass Pyrex dish.
  3. Tear the bread slices into bite size pieces and cover the bottom of the pan.
  4. (You may need more or less slices to fit the pan depending on the size of your slices.) Layer the chopped broccoli on top of the bread slices.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and pour over the broccoli and bread, making sure all the bread pieces get a good soaking and that the cheese is distributed evenly.
  6. Cover with tin foil and bake for 35-40 minutes or until casserole is golden brown and set.
  7. Let rest 10 minutes and cut into squares and serve.


Most Helpful

Oh, yooper, you've done it again!!! YUUUUUUMMMMYY!! I used fresh broccoli because I have a ton of it in the fridge (hey, can't pass up a good bargain/lol) Followed the recipe exactly, served with salad and breaded pork chops. DIVINE!! Thank you! ~Manda

Manda May 21, 2002

Wonderful casserole! I used fresh broccoli and added some fresh cauliflower to it, only because I didn't have enough broccoli. I sprinkled a few breadcrumbs on top. It was great! We had this with grilled steaks and a plate of cucumber and tomato slices.

MizzNezz May 29, 2002

We loved this yooper!! I have lots of broccoli from our garden. I did leave out the sugar. Tasted great and it is different than any broccoli casserole I have ever tried. This went great with our baked orange roughy. Thanks so much :D

ratherbeswimmin' September 12, 2002

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