Mom's Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole

Total Time
45mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
40 mins

This is my favorite broccoli rice casserole...maybe it's because it's so darn creamy and cheesy I don't even notice the broccoli! :) Enjoy!

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 10 ounces frozen chopped broccoli, microwaved about 6 minutes to thaw
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 12 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
  • 2 (10 1/2 ounce) cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (5 ounce) can Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 12 cup celery, diced
  • 1 (5 ounce) can premium chunk chicken (I sometimes use 2 or the large can when I'm treating this as a one-dish meal)
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Directions

  1. Saute onions and celery in butter until soft. Add chicken, salt, and pepper. Saute a minute or so to marry flavors.
  2. In a large bowl, combine soups, milk, rice, broccoli, onion/chicken mixture. Fold in 2 cups cheese.
  3. Pour into a greased 2 quart casserole dish. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese (I sometimes use more -- it's terrible, I know! ;).
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes uncovered.