HomeRecipesSide DishesCreamy Broccoli – Bacon Casserole Recipe

This is an easy broccoli side dish that I tweaked a bit from a Kraft Foods recipe. The ingredients are inexpensive and easy to find, plus it contains bacon. I appreciate a recipe that uses basic pantry foods, since I am always trying to find ways to eat up what we have on hand before the next trip. The memory of coming home from a 3 month cruise to find a dead refrigerator full of rotting food keeps me on my toes when I write out a grocery list! Thankfully the only thing I had to remember to purchase for this casserole was the cream cheese spread.

You can adapt this recipe to your tastes by using fresh broccoli instead of frozen, adding yellow onions and/or more bacon or however it would suit best. The original directions were to cook the broccoli and carrots only about 3 minutes, but we like our veggies either raw with dip or very well done.

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Ingredients :

1 bag frozen broccoli florets

2 carrots, sliced

4 slices of bacon

1 tub cream cheese spread

2 tbsp milk

1 tsp garlic powder

2 – 3 green onions, chopped

1 cup shredded cheese of your choice

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Heat oven to 425 degrees.

Cook bacon until done and set aside.

Add broccoli and carrots to saucepan of boiling water; cook 20 min. or until done. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water.

Meanwhile, mix tub of cream cheese, milk and garlic powder until blended.

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Return cooked vegetables to saucepan. Add cream cheese mixture and onions; stir until vegetables are evenly coated with sauce, adding reserved cooking water if necessary for desired consistency.

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Spoon into 2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray; top with shredded cheese and crumbled bacon. Cover.

Bake 25 min. or until heated through, uncovering for the last 5 min.

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My husband really liked this broccoli bake, I mean REALLY liked it, and wants me to fix it for him again. And we used up some broccoli! Score!!



Creamy Broccoli – Bacon Casserole Recipe — 32 Comments

  1. This looks so delicious! broccoli just happens to be one of my favorites, I love how you added some bacon with this recipe.

  2. This is a really awesome recipe that I am going to make. It looks so delicious and I know that my family will love it!!

  3. We like broccoli and love bacon and cheese so this would be a new recipe to use broccoli with. thanks for the recipe. Always looking for new ones.

  4. What an amazing combination – and boy oh boy does it come out looking so special. I want to try it!

  5. This looks really good. Bacon helps anything. Thanks for sharing this nice recipe!

  6. First of all– *sigh*– I’m a very-longtime vegetarian.
    After scrolling past this recipe for who knows how long, I have just decided that I Must Make This Recipe. (And the crowd goes wild! Hooray, Annie has given in to a bacon-laden recipe!)
    I’ll throw in some turkey bacon instead. Literally throw, guys. WATCH ME.
    Thanks for the recipe! <3

  7. I have been looking for a different cheesy broccoli casserole and this one is definitely it. It looks and sounds delicious and I can’t wait to try it.

  8. Yum! This looks absolutely delicious. I’m going to try this recipe – thanks!

  9. This recipe looks very delightful. I am going to try this on the coming weekend. I thank you for sharing this today.

  10. This does look delicious and loving all that cheese in this dish, I know hubby would love this also, he is a huge broccoli fan.

  11. Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables!! Plus I am a huge cheese lover! This recipe is pin – worthy & looks absolutely delicious!! I have a big problem!!! My husband does NOT like cheese!! Believe me, this little issue, has caused a couple of riffs between us!

  12. This sounds so good. Great ingredients. I can’t wait to give this a try. Thank you for sharing

  13. Ooh Thanks So Much for Sharing This Awesome Recipe for Creamy Broccoli Bacon Casserole, I Really Appreciate it! I’m Always Looking for a Good New Side Dish to Make So I Will Definitely Save This for Later! The Only Thing I Would Have to Omit Would Be the Bacon b/c I Don’t Eat Pork but Aside from That it Sounds Delicious! Well Thanks Again for Sharing, Have a Blessed Day My Friend! – Jana

  14. This looks really yummy. I am trying to eat less carbs and this would be perfect for a special dinner. Maybe even add some chicken to get a bit of protein. Yummy.

  15. This sounds so good. I can’t wait to try this for my family. Thank you for sharing this great recipe. God Bless

  16. I’m not a broccoli fan but this sounds really good! My family would like it.

  17. This sounds pretty good. We eat a whole lot of broccoli and really like it. It does get rather boring with just butter or maybe cheese. I like the easy recipe and of course bacon. What is it about bacon that makes everything better?