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Broccoli & Cheese Casserole

Ingredients:

To cook broccoli:

4-5 medium heads of broccoli, washed and chopped

2 cups water ¼ cup butter

½ tsp onion powder

½ tsp garlic powder

Cheese sauce:

1 block medium cheddar, cubed

1 block original Velveeta, cubed

½ bag of sharp cheddar

½ bag of mozzarella

1 cup milk

¼ cup butter

1/3 cup yellow onion, finely diced

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

¼ tsp celery salt

1 ½ cup chicken broth

Remainder of casserole:

2 ½ cups white rice, cooked

1 cup milk

½ cup chicken broth

1 1/3 sleeves of original Ritz Crackers

½ bag sharp cheddar cheese

½ bag mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Butter a casserole dish and set aside.
  3. In a pot, add broccoli, 2 cups water, ¼ cup butter, ½ tsp onion powder, and ½ tsp garlic powder. Place over medium high heat. Cook for 12-14 minutes or until tender. Remove when done.
  4. In a pot, add ¼ cup butter and onions over medium high heat. Cook for 6-8 minutes or until translucent.
  5. Add in 1 ½ cups chicken broth, 1 cup milk, cheddar cheese, and Velveeta. Stir continuously until melted.
  6. Add in ½ bag mozzarella and ½ bag sharp cheddar. Continue to stir as cheese melts.
  7. Once all of cheese has melted, add in 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, and ¼ tsp celery salt. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat.
  8. In a mixing bowl, add broccoli, cheese sauce, cooked rice, 1 cup milk and ½ cup chicken broth. Mix until combined and pour into buttered dish. Crack up crackers and place on top of casserole. Top with remainder of sharp cheddar and mozzarella.
  9. Place casserole into preheated oven and cook for 45 mins-1 hour or until browned and bubbly. Remove when done and let sit for 7-10 mins.
  10. Enjoy!

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