Broccoli Casserole Rewind

My favorite vegetable is green beans. My Daughter in Love Danielle loves broccoli. She wondered what my green bean casserole would taste like if I used broccoli instead of green beans. We decided to try it Christmas Day as one of our side dishes. It was wonderful. I have rewound the recipe, taken out the green beans and added frozen broccoli florets.

Ingredients:

2 packages of frozen broccoli florets, steam in the bag, cooked to package directions
1/2 cup onion, diced fine
2 Tablespoons of flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce (secret ingredient that rocks this recipe)
1 teaspoon sugar
2 Tablespoons butter
1 cup of sour cream
2 cups of cheese
1 large container of French fried onions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a skillet on the stove. Add flour to pan to make a roux. Cook for one minute. Do not burn! Add onion, salt, soy sauce, sugar and sour cream. Stir to blend. Add broccoli and toss in mixture to coat. Pour into a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish. Top with cheddar cheese. Distribute onions on top of cheese and bake for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. I usually check halfway through the cooking time to make sure the fried onions are not getting too brown, if they are, tent with foil.

***Tip: This dish can be made a day or two ahead and refrigerated without the onion topping on it. Take it out of the refrigerator 20 minutes before you need to bake it. Right before baking, add the French fried onions. This can be a big time saver when trying to prepare a holiday meal.

Copycat Chicken Salad Chick Broccoli Salad

I am leaving the recipe for Chicken Salad Chick’s Broccoli Salad however, I am also including a bonus recipe, mine. I actually prefer my broccoli salad recipe over Chicken Salad Chick, I think you will too. Keep scrolling to find my recipe.

Copycat Chicken Salad Broccoli Salad

Ingredients:

2 bunches of broccoli or 2 packages of raw broccoli florets

1 cup of grated cheese

1 cup Bacon Bits, I refuse to buy those so I used real bacon

Place in a large bowl.

Dressing:

1 cup of mayonnaise

1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup sugar or Splenda

Combine in a separate bowl. Add to broccoli salad and toss well.

That’s the Chicken Salad Chick Broccoli Salad. Broccoli, fake bacon and cheese. You decide.

Below is my broccoli salad recipe recipe that I have been making for my family for years. I actually prefer my recipe because it has more yummy ingredients.

Cydnee’s Broccoli Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

2 bunches of broccoli or 2 packages of broccoli florets

1 cup grated cheese

1 cup of nuts, I used dried roasted peanuts but cashews, slivered almonds or sunflower seeds work too.

1/2 cup red onion, chopped

1 cup of golden raisins or Craisins

1 pound bacon, cooked crisp * and crumbled

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.

Dressing:

1 cup of mayonnaise

1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup sugar or Splenda

Mix dressing ingredients in a separate bowl and add to broccoli salad. Toss to combine. Enjoy!

*I microwaved my bacon on a plate lined with paper towels about a minute per slice depending on the wats of your microwave.

This recipe can easily be a low carb/Keto recipe if the raisins or craisins are omitted.