This is my favorite broccoli casserole recipe, courtesy of my aunt who lives in South Carolina. She traditionally serves this at Thanksgiving and at a few other family gatherings throughout the year. Aside from the ingredients, what really sets this recipe apart are the Ritz crackers mixed with melted margarine. Enjoy!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add 1 tablespoon margarine to a pan and lightly sautee onions until soft.
- Remove onions and set aside, reserving remaining margarine.
- Beat two eggs and set aside.
- Add broccoli, sauteed onion, mushroom soup, mayonnaise, cheese, and eggs to a medium bowl and mix together until well-blended.
- Add mixture to a 1.5 to 2 quart casserole dish.
- Combine reserved margarine from pan and remaining 2 tablespoons of melted margarine and gently mix together with Ritz crackers in a small bowl until crackers are coated but not saturated.
- Layer crackers as a topping over broccoli mixture.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.
I made this for Thanksgiving and was very disappointed. Too much mayo (predominant flavor), too mushy, and not enough broccoli to soup/mayo ratio. Family couldn't even tell it was broccoli casserole. Sadly, it went into the trash on day 2 because nobody wanted the leftovers.
Only 3 because I am the only one who liked this in my family. The boys said it tasted "green" LOL. I have no idea what they meant. I think would be great for a pot luck dinner. Very easy and quick to put together. I made ahead of time, just took out of fridge and put crumbs on top then let it warm to room temp a bit before baking. Thanks
We made a very similar version of thes dish (minus the onions) from a Paula Deen recipe. This was VERY good! I bet the onions would only add to this scrumptious dish!