Penny's Broccoli Casserole

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

I'm submitting this because my kids and my elders love this....I tend to like my broccoli fresh and steamed! I also usually like to use crushed ritz crackers instead of bread crumbs with this, or just leave them off altogether. This recipe came to me through a school cookbook, which was a collection of recipes other people had gathered together....have no idea who Penny is! But the recipe was submitted by Laura Harms. That is all the credit I can give!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the broccoli according to the package directions; drain well. Place the broccoli in a lightly greased 1 quart casserole; set aside.
  2. Melt 2 tbsp butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add the milk; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thickened and bubbly. Add the salt and pepper; stir well.
  3. Add the cream cheese, stirring until smooth.
  4. Pour the cream cheese sauce over the broccoli in the casserole dish. Stir gently to combine. Sprinkle with the Cheddar cheese.
  5. Melt the remaining 2 tbsp butter in a small saucepan over low heat. remove from heat and stir in breadcrumbs. Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture over the casserole.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
Most Helpful

When making this great tasting vegetable dish, I did make 2 insignificant changes ~ I used fresh broccoli (steamed it) & I used crushed Milton's Original Multi-Grain Crackers for the crumbs! We love broccoli so this is definitely a KEEPER of a recipe! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hits tag]

Sydney Mike January 24, 2011

We loved it. The cream cheese made it delish. I didn't put the topping on and didn't miss it at all. Made for photo tag! I'll be getting the picture posted soon.

BakinBaby November 11, 2010

This is a really tasty way to make broccoli. I loved the creamy taste of the cream cheese. I think would like it even better without adding the breadcrumbs next time. Thanks for sharing.

Lainey6605 October 21, 2010