Southern Broccoli Casserole

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is my favorite broccoli casserole recipe, courtesy of my aunt who lives in South Carolina. She traditionally serves this at Thanksgiving and at a few other family gatherings throughout the year. Aside from the ingredients, what really sets this recipe apart are the Ritz crackers mixed with melted margarine. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon margarine to a pan and lightly sautee onions until soft.
  3. Remove onions and set aside, reserving remaining margarine.
  4. Beat two eggs and set aside.
  5. Add broccoli, sauteed onion, mushroom soup, mayonnaise, cheese, and eggs to a medium bowl and mix together until well-blended.
  6. Add mixture to a 1.5 to 2 quart casserole dish.
  7. Combine reserved margarine from pan and remaining 2 tablespoons of melted margarine and gently mix together with Ritz crackers in a small bowl until crackers are coated but not saturated.
  8. Layer crackers as a topping over broccoli mixture.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.
Most Helpful

I made this for Thanksgiving and was very disappointed. Too much mayo (predominant flavor), too mushy, and not enough broccoli to soup/mayo ratio. Family couldn't even tell it was broccoli casserole. Sadly, it went into the trash on day 2 because nobody wanted the leftovers.

lesleydhill November 30, 2012

Only 3 because I am the only one who liked this in my family. The boys said it tasted "green" LOL. I have no idea what they meant. I think would be great for a pot luck dinner. Very easy and quick to put together. I made ahead of time, just took out of fridge and put crumbs on top then let it warm to room temp a bit before baking. Thanks

RepoGuysWife May 04, 2010

We made a very similar version of thes dish (minus the onions) from a Paula Deen recipe. This was VERY good! I bet the onions would only add to this scrumptious dish!

ARathkamp March 05, 2010