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Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole - Broccoli Casserole with Cheese Whiz

This cheesy broccoli rice casserole is a staple at our family holiday meals.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli casserole with cheese whiz, cheesy broccoli rice casserole, easy broccoli rice casserole with cheese whiz, mom's cheesy broccoli rice casserole
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 15 oz. Cheez Whiz
  • 2 (10.5) oz. cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups dry instant rice (not cooked)
  • 1/4 cup diced onion (optional)
  • 24 oz. bag of frozen broccoli

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 13 x 9-inch baking dish by spraying generously with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix together Cheez Whiz, mushroom soup and melted butter. Mix together until a smooth cheese sauce forms.
    Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole is Mom's Broccoli Casserole with Cheese Whiz, instant rice, cream of mushroom soup and frozen broccoli.
  • Add dry rice, onion (or dried minced onion can be used), and frozen broccoli to the cheese sauce.  Stir until completely incorporated.
    Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole is Mom's Broccoli Casserole with Cheese Whiz, instant rice, cream of mushroom soup and frozen broccoli.
  • Pour into prepared dish.
    Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole is Mom's Broccoli Casserole with Cheese Whiz, instant rice, cream of mushroom soup and frozen broccoli.
  • Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until cooked completely through. 
    Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole is Mom's Broccoli Casserole with Cheese Whiz, instant rice, cream of mushroom soup and frozen broccoli.

Notes

  • Do not thaw frozen broccoli before assembling casserole.
  • Be sure to use Instant White Rice not regular white rice. 
  • If you have large, frozen broccoli florets, consider chopping into more bite-sized pieces.
  • Velveeta could be substituted for Cheese Whiz; however, be sure to melt it first.  You could melt it with the butter in this recipe.
  • Substitute margarine for butter, if desired.
  • Dried onions could be used in place of diced onions, or omit onions entirely.
  • Cream of chicken or cream of celery would work instead of cream of mushroom soup. 
  • This recipe holds heat well making it great for the holidays. 
  • Love cheesy casseroles? Try Cheesy Cabbage Casserole

Nutrition

Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 658mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 1mg