broccoli cheese casserole

We all need a broccoli cheese casserole recipe for the holidays. This is the best one I have found.


3 heads broccoli

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup flour

2 cups whole milk or heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black or white pepper

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese ( I grate myself)

1 cup sour cream

1 cup grated cheddar cheese ( I use sharp and grate it myself)

2 cups crushed buttery crackers


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13X9 casserole dish
  • Add broccoli florets to a large stockpot of boiling water. Cook for 3-5 minutes and then drain and set aside.
  • Melt butter over medium heat in a small saucepan. Whisk in flour until well combined. Then whisk in milk or cream, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and 1 cup of Monterrey Jack cheese. Reduce heat to simmer and continue to whisk until sauce simmers slightly around the edges and has thickened slightly. Stir in sour cream.
  • Arrange broccoli in casserole dish, pour sauce over broccoli. top with cheddar cheese and crushed crackers.
  • Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes

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