Broccoli Casserole

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 7 Minutes
Bake: 50 Minutes
Stand: 10 Minutes


2 (16-ounce) packages fresh broccoli florets
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 small onion, chopped
2 (8-ounce) cans sliced water chestnuts
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 (2-ounce) jars diced pimientos, drained (optional)
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


Place half of broccoli florets in an 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Add 1/4 cup water, and microwave at HIGH 7 minutes or until tender; drain. Repeat with remaining half of broccoli and 1/4 cup water. Set aside.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; sauté onion 7 minutes or until tender.

Combine broccoli, onion, Cheddar Cheese Cream Sauce, sliced water chestnuts, salt, and, if desired, pimientos. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Bake at 350º for 15 minutes. Sprinkle evenly with Cheddar cheese; bake 30 to 35 more minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.