Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Best Broccoli Casserole

Has anyone noticed how stressed everyone is right now?  In cars, in stores, you name it.  It's sad really that this time of year becomes a crazy, stressful time rather than a joyous, fun time.  I can relate and I don't even have children.  The holiday season sneaks up on us so quickly and then there is so much to get done by Christmas Day.  It seems like it gets crazier every year.  But as I write this, I am feeling pretty good.  I have my cards done, my shopping, decorating, baking and yesterday, I finished a huge project at work.  Now I can relax and enjoy the holidays.  I hope you can too.   

Now that I'm done venting about the holidays, I want to tell you about this broccoli casserole.  I know what you are thinking, the best, really?  Is it really that good to say it's the best?  YES!!!!!  We make this casserole every year for Thanksgiving and it's one of those dishes that we have to have on the table or we'd all go on strike.  It's always the first dish to go as the guys even love it.  It's creamy, cheesy and crunchy with a nice buttery topping.  I had to make this my final posting before the holidays in hopes that you'll give it a try.

This will probably be my last post until early January.  We are headed to London in two days to spend Christmas with my husband's family.  It will be a nice, fun and relaxing time and when we get back, we'll get to spend New Year's with my family in Oregon.  By the time I get home, I'll need a vacation!  Isn't that the way it always is after the holidays!  We hope you have a fun, relaxing and wonderful holiday season.  The Two True Foodies look forward to sharing more favorite recipes with you in 2011.

Favorite Broccoli Casserole

2 (16oz) bags frozen broccoli
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 egg
1 small onion, grated
1 1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup melted butter

Bring a big pot of water to a boil.  Add frozen broccoli and cook about 3 minutes.  You basically just want to blanch it.  Drain it really well as you don't want extra water in your casserole.   In a mixing bowl, add the Cream of Mushroom Soup, mayo, egg, onion (grate on a cheese grater) and cheese.  Mix well.  Add the broccoli and gently combine.  Put casserole in a 9x9 baking dish.  Mix the stuffing with the melted butter until well combined.  Sprinkle over the top of the casserole.  Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

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1 comment:

  1. This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!