This is a guest blog post from Kelly Hancock of Faithful Provisions. Read on as she shares a family Thanksgiving recipe that the kids will love! If you're interested in being a guest blogger for Celebrations, give us a shout!
When I think of Thanksgiving, I remember the wonderful smells coming from my grandmother’s kitchen, mixed with laughter and the clanging of spoons in pans on the stove. That was another time, and no one gathered there was really concerned with calories or fat or sodium content. The focus was on family, food, and filling plates with the delicious flavors that we only got a few times a year.
It’s no surprise that the traditional Thanksgiving dishes on my family’s table are known for being unashamedly rich and heavy. This is one time of year when I cook like my mom and grandmother did, and I make no apologies for it. This favorite Broccoli Cheese Casserole is no exception. It is one of the easiest things I will be making this Thanksgiving, but I never have leftovers, so why make too much of an effort when something simple gets such raves from my family?
I keep the ingredients for this dish on hand. At this time of year, every component is on sale, from the cream of mushroom soup to the cheddar cheese, so it’s the right time to stock up. You’ll want to be sure you have what you need to make it again for Christmas!
2 packages frozen broccoli
½ cup of mayonnaise (Using the kind made with olive oil soothes my conscience somewhat)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup mozzarella cheese (divided)
1 cup cheddar cheese (divided)
Round crackers – finely crumbled
1. Cook the broccoli and drain well.
2. While broccoli cooks, mix mayonnaise, soup, egg, and ½ cup of each of the cheeses in a round casserole dish.
3. Give broccoli about five minutes to cool before adding to the creamy mixture.
4. Cover with remaining ½ cup of each of the cheeses.
5. Top with crumbled crackers and dot with several pats of butter.
6. Cook at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
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