Sunday, December 31, 2017

Broccoli Rice and Cheese Casserole

It's New Year's Eve and while most people are getting ready for a night on the town, I'm getting ready for a night in my pjs with a cup of hot chocolate.  We had fun hanging out with old friends last night, so tonight I'm taking it easy. 

I thought I'd share a recipe with you that's perfect for taking to a party or to make as an easy side dish with dinner.  It's really yummy and is always a hit.




BROCCOLI RICE AND CHEESE CASSEROLE

1 small bag frozen chopped broccoli
1 stick butter (or margarine)
1 onion, diced
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup milk
2 cups cooked rice (great use for leftovers)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or colby jack)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper
hot sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large skillet, saute the onion in the butter until soft, about 10 minutes.



Add the frozen chopped broccoli and stir until thawed (I had florets so I just chopped them up once thawed).



Add the soup and milk and stir well.




Stir in the cheese until melted, then add the rice.  Stir well.




Season to taste with salt, pepper and hot sauce.  Stir well.


Pour into a 9x13 baking dish and spread evenly.


Top with a little more shredded cheese, if desired.


Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and browned.


This casserole is super easy and super tasty.  If you want to make it completely vegetarian, just substitute cream of broccoli soup for the cream of chicken. 

Whether you are going out tonight or staying in, like me, enjoy your night.  I wish a very Happy and Healthy New Year!  May 2018 be a blessing to us all!

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