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Loaded Broccoli Casserole

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This recipe transforms broccoli into a low-carb, creamy and cheesy masterpiece!
Loaded Broccoli Casserole

If you’re following a low-carb diet, this quick and easy Loaded Broccoli Casserole is the perfect side dish for you. Creamy and cheesy, this casserole can be served as a side dish or as a main meal. Made with broccoli, bacon, sour cream, mayo, shredded Monterey Jack, chives, and spices blend together to create a masterpiece!

Loaded Broccoli Casserole

Ingredients For Loaded Broccoli Casserole

  • Broccoli florets
  • Bacon
  • Sour cream
  • Mayonnaise
  • Chives
  • Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper

How To Make A Loaded Broccoli Casserole

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F.
  2. Cook the bacon until crispy, transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel, and crumble.
  3. Steam the broccoli until cooked but still firm.
  4. Make the creamy sauce: mix the sour cream, mayo, garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, salt, and pepper.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the broccoli florets, creamy sauce, crumbled bacon, chopped chives, and half of the shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese.

Spoon the mixture into an 8×8-inch baking dish, top with the rest of the shredded cheese, and bake for 20 mins. Serve hot.

Can I Make This Ahead Of Time?

You can assemble the casserole, cover it with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to bake. Add 5 more minutes to the baking time if baking cold.

How Should I Store Leftovers?

Let the leftovers cool down completely, place them in an airtight container, and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave.

Loaded Broccoli Casserole

Loaded Broccoli Casserole

This recipe transforms broccoli into a low-carb, creamy and cheesy masterpiece!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 SERVINGS
Calories: 366kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Microwave
  • Mixing bowls
  • 8x8-inch baking dish
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 4 bacon strips
  • 5 cups broccoli florets
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives
  • 2 cups Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, shredded and divided

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 F.
  • Cook the bacon until crispy, transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel, and crumble.
  • Steam the broccoli until cooked but still firm.
  • Make the creamy sauce: mix the sour cream, mayo, garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, salt, and pepper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the broccoli florets, creamy sauce, crumbled bacon, chopped chives, and half of the shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese.
  • Spoon the mixture into an 8x8-inch baking dish, top with the rest of the shredded cheese, and bake for 20 mins. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 487mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 3.5mg

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use Turkey Bacon Instead Of Regular Bacon?

Yes, using turkey bacon will make the dish less caloric.

What If I Don’t Have A Steamer For The Broccoli?

You can place the broccoli in a bowl and cook it in the microwave for about 3 minutes.

Can I Substitute The Sour Cream?

Cream cheese and Greek yogurt are good substitutes for sour cream in the same amount.

Is There A Cheese Alternative To Colby-Monterey Jack?

You can use cheddar or any melty cheese of your choice, in the same quantity.

What If I Don’t Have An 8×8-inch Baking Dish?

You can use any baking dish that’s appropriate for the amount of broccoli mixture.

How Do I Know When The Casserole Is Done?

All we want to do is melt the cheese. Once the cheese is melty and bubbly and the edges start to brown, it is ready.

Can I Add More Vegetables?

Absolutely! You can add cauliflower, bell peppers, or sliced onions.

How Can I Make The Casserole Less Fatty?

You can use the low-fat versions of sour cream, mayonnaise, and cheese. The texture and flavor might not be the same, but it will be delicious regardless.

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