May 3, 2008

Recipe: Vegetarian Broccoli Casserole

Here's a delicious vegetarian recipe that you can cook and eat right away, or freeze for a future meal.


  • 2 lb fresh broccoli cut into 2 in pieces or frozen broccoli cuts1 Cup
  • water
  • 1/2 teas. salt
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (4 oz) can mushrooms, drained
  • 3 T butter or margarine (opt: 2T Smart Balance liquid Marg., 1T olive oil)
  • 1 (8 oz) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 (10.5 oz) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 lb Velveeta cheese, cubed (opt: equal amount of low fat mild shredded Cheddar)
  • 1/4 t garlic salt (opt: 1/8 teas. sea salt w/ 1/8 teas. garlic powder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 C shredded cheddar cheese
Freezer containers if you plan to freeze and store


  • Place the water in a large saucepan and add the salt.
  • Bring to a rapid boil and add the broccoli.
  • Steam for 6 minutes and drain well when finished.
  • Place the butter (or optional item) in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Let the butter completely melt.
  • Add the onion and mushrooms.
  • Cook until the onion becomes tender about 5 minutes and drain well.
  • Place the broccoli, onion, mushrooms and water chestnuts together in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a small saucepan over low heat stir the Velveeta cheese (or opt. shredded cheese) and mushroom soup together.
  • Cook until the cheese is completely melted and mixture is smooth being sure to stir constantly so the cheese doesn't burn.
  • When smooth add the garlic salt and pepper.
  • Stir well.
  • Pour over the broccoli.
  • Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
  • Place mixture into freezer containers if you plan to freeze for a future meal.
  • Freeze for up to 1 month.
When ready to remove from freezer and bake:
  • Place in the refrigerator to thaw overnight.
  • Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
  • Lightly spray a 2 quart casserole with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place the broccoli mixture in the casserole dish
  • Bake 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the top with the cheddar cheese and continue baking 5 more minutes or until cheese has melted completely.
Updated 2/10/16 - Image Credit: Pixabay



  1. Anonymous10:30 AM

    Being a vegetarian, I really loved this one! It sounds both healthy and yummy. Thank you!!!

  2. It sounds as good as my Brocolli cheese soup.I`lltry it!!!

  3. Recipe seems to be really good. Although it require a little effort but I will try it as soon as possible.