Vi's Cheesy Broccoli

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This was another old fashioned favorite of my MIL's. You can assemble this ahead, and then bake it later. You could use the same sauce with different vegetables and I suppose you could add some cooked chicken to it, also.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup butter
  • 14 cup onion, chopped
  • 34 cup water
  • 12 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 (10 1/3 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 12 cup instant rice
  • 12 cup Velveeta cheese, chunked
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
  • 12 cup saltine, crushed and buttered


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat, add onions and cook until tender.
  3. Add water, evaporated milk, soup, rice, and cheese.
  4. Cook until cheese melts.
  5. Add broccoli.
  6. Put mixture into casserole.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
  8. Top with buttered crushed saltines and bake for another 5 minutes, or until topping is crunchy.


Most Helpful

Yummy! We really enjoyed this dish. Rice and broccoli is always a winner in this house and this was no exception! I did use lactose free 2% milk in place of evaporated milk, otherwise made as directed. Thanks for a delicious easy to make side! Had with salmon cakes. Made for Everyday is a Holiday

kittycatmom October 25, 2009

This was cheesy good!! I subbed cheddar cheese for the velveeta and townhouse crackers for the saltines. DH loved it. Tagged for the 8th Edition-Make My Recipe Event.

Seasoned Cook July 16, 2009

WiGal, this was outstanding! My little girl was begging me for more. She really LOVED it and so did DH. I used a package of Uncle Ben's parmesan and garlic rice mix because I realized at the last minute that we were out of plain rice plus I used regular shredded cheddar cheese because I don't really buy Velveeta. Next time I'll do it the same way because it was absolutely devine!!! It is a keeper for sure. THANK YOU for posting this. Made for 123 Hit Wonders.

Realtor by day, Chef by night April 29, 2009

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