Easy Broccoli Casserole

By WISE Web Admin

Easy Broccoli Casserole

November 30, 2011 Updated Nov 30, 2011 at 12:27 PM EDT

What a smart way to get everybody to eat their veggies! Easy Broccoli Casserole is bathed in a Cheddar Cheese and creamy mushroom soup sauce, making it a perfect side dish for any of your favorite main courses.

Serves: 8

Cooking Time: 11 min

Ingredients
2 (12-ounce) packages fresh broccoli florets (see Note)
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 (10-3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 (7-ounce) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons Italian bread crumbs

Instructions
1.Coat a 3-quart baking dish with cooking spray. Add broccoli and broth, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and microwave on high for 7 minutes.

2.In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients except bread crumbs; stir well then spoon over broccoli mixture and sprinkle with bread crumbs.

3.Cover with plastic wrap, and microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes, until heated through and broccoli is tender.

Note:
Using broccoli florets shortens this cooking time. They're sold fresh or frozen and are really convenient for a quick weeknight side dish.




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