A Secret Ingredient Takes This Creamy Broccoli Cheese Casserole Recipe to the Next Level by Ann Marie Patitucci

A Secret Ingredient Takes This Creamy Broccoli Cheese Casserole Recipe to the Next Level

So many of us are fans of broccoli cheese casserole recipes, and for good reason. That creamy, cheesy goodness makes broccoli so much better!

I’ve seen lots of broccoli cheese casserole recipes topped with crackers, breadcrumbs and stuffing (which is how I make it). But my friend Sherry’s broccoli casserole recipe has a special secret ingredient that I’d never heard of before she shared it with me – she uses crushed Corn Flakes. Seriously!

If you like broccoli cheese casserole, you have got to try this easy version. It makes a wonderful vegetable or side dish for so many dinners, and it's a classic casserole recipe – elevated!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 2  packages (10 ounces each) fresh or frozen broccoli (use frozen steam-in-bag to save time)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 can (10.5 ounces) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups crushed Corn Flakes cereal

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Cook or microwave the broccoli as directed on the package.
  2. Combine soup, eggs, mayonnaise and cheeses. Mix well.
  3. Add broccoli and mix again. Pour into a greased 8x8-inch casserole dish.
  4. Melt butter and mix into the crushed cornflakes. Cover casserole with the Corn Flakes mixture.
  5. Bake in a preheated 375-degree F oven for 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes prior to serving.

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Donna John
Love the idea of using cornflakes! Great recipe. I've never topped mine with any thing, but love the idea of some added crunch!
Elisa Schmitz
Mmm, this looks just delish, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead . Easy, too. Sign me up! #yum
Broccoli cheese casseroles are some very fine eating...

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