Broccoli and Potato Casserole

So hearty, comforting and cheesy! Makes for a perfect easy side dish or even a quick weeknight entree with added chicken!

Broccoli and Potato Casserole - So hearty, comforting and cheesy! Makes for a perfect easy side dish or even a quick weeknight entree with added chicken!

I honestly wasn’t really sure how this casserole would turn out.

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Broccoli and Potato Casserole - So hearty, comforting and cheesy! Makes for a perfect easy side dish or even a quick weeknight entree with added chicken!

I was nervous, if anything. But Jason looked at me and said, “Uh, dude, you have mashed potatoes, cheese and broccoli. What could you possibly be worried about?

Broccoli and Potato Casserole - So hearty, comforting and cheesy! Makes for a perfect easy side dish or even a quick weeknight entree with added chicken!

And you know what? He was completely right.

Broccoli and Potato Casserole - So hearty, comforting and cheesy! Makes for a perfect easy side dish or even a quick weeknight entree with added chicken!

With those 3 key ingredients, this casserole will easily be a family favorite in seconds, perfect as a side dish for the holidays and big family get-togethers, or even a quick weeknight meal with chicken.

Broccoli and Potato Casserole - So hearty, comforting and cheesy! Makes for a perfect easy side dish or even a quick weeknight entree with added chicken!

This is also a great way to repurpose the leftover mashed potatoes from Thanksgiving – you know, if you even have any left over of course!

Broccoli and Potato Casserole

So hearty, comforting and cheesy! Makes for a perfect easy side dish or even a quick weeknight entree with added chicken!

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces broccoli florets, about 2-3 cups
  • 2 cups Garlic Ranch Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup crushed Corn Flakes*

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9-inch baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. Place broccoli florets into a steamer or colander set over a pan of boiling water. Cover and steam for 5 mins, or until cooked through and vibrant green.
  3. Spread mashed potatoes into the prepared baking dish; sprinkle with cheeses, topped with broccoli.
  4. Place into oven and bake until heated through and the cheese has melted, about 10-12 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately, sprinkled with Corn Flakes, if desired.

*Ritz Crackers can be substituted.

Adapted from Skinny Mom

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 285.0 Calories from Fat 146.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.3g 25%
Saturated Fat 10.1g 51%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 49.4mg 16%
Sodium 520.9mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 22.4g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%
Sugars 1.8g
Protein 13.5g 27%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.