5 Ingredient Broccoli Divine Recipe

For as long as I can remember, this 5 ingredient broccoli divine recipe has been part of my family’s holiday menu. It makes for an incredibly delicious (some might even call it ‘divine’) vegetable side dish.

5 ingredient broccoli divine. Broccoli thanksgiving side dish

I’m so excited to share this family recipe with you today. It’s a comforting dish, when I think of it, I immediately think of the holidays – Thanksgiving and Christmas – broccoli divine is always present! Broccoli is topped with cheddar and crispy buttery crumbles, and is then baked to perfection. It’s also a recipe I HAD to include in my cookbook Fast & Easy Five Ingredient Recipes: A Cookbook For Busy People (the book is on sale on Amazon right now! AND in the book I also share my favorite mashed potatoes recipe, it’s definitely worth purchasing the book before Thanksgiving for all the awesome recipes in there, and they’re all super easy!)

Broccoli cheddar side dish for Thanksgiving

While I was growing up, my mother taught my three sisters and I how to make this dish. Now, no matter where we spend our holidays (with our new in-laws or at family gatherings), whenever we send one another pictures of the spread, you can always spot this dish in the background. Our holidays would just not be complete without it. Do you have dishes like that? Dishes that just MAKE the holiday special? I’d love to hear what your family dishes are!

5 ingredient broccoli and cheddar side dish. Broccoli divine holiday side dish

Over the next few weeks I have a bunch of really great holiday recipes I cannot wait to share with you. AND, I’m always updating my facebook page (are we friends? I’d love to be fb friends with you) with recipe ideas and things I’m making!

5 Ingredient Broccoli Divine Recipe
 
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Serves: 10-12 servings as a side
Ingredients
  • 2 (16-ounce) bags frozen broccoli florets, thawed
  • 1 (10¾-ounce) can condensed Cheddar cheese soup
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup Italian seasoned or plain bread crumbs
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place the thawed broccoli florets on the sheet in three rows (or you could just scatter it onto the sheet).
  2. Spoon the condensed soup directly from the can over the broccoli.
  3. In a small saucepan over high heat, melt the butter, 3 minutes. Turn off the heat, add the bread crumbs, and stir until combined. Spoon the bread crumb mixture over the broccoli, then sprinkle the cheese on top.
  4. Bake the broccoli for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, serve, and enjoy.

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  • Rony Jahid
    Reply

    It looks really delicious. I love broccoli, so I think this dish would be yummy thanks for sharing.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      So glad you like the looks of this dish – it’s a family favorite 🙂

  • Shawnna Griffin
    Reply

    hey girl this looks amazing! Yummy! My thing to always bring is a dessert of some sort! Some kind of candy (truffles?) Have a great weekend!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I love that your thing is always to bring dessert – yum, I know I always love the sweets at any gathering 🙂 Thank you so much for commenting

  • Samantha
    Reply

    Pretty sure we don’t have cheddar cheese soup here in Australia 😔

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Oh my goodness, you are right, I just googled it, and sure enough Campbell’s doesn’t sell it in Australia. I’m so sorry to hear that!
      What I would suggest is either omitting it – it would still be super yummy with just the cheddar and bread crumbs, or you could make your own condensed cheddar -like-soup. For this I would use some velveeta cheese and a little bit of milk and warm it together.
      Thanks for commenting!

  • Jessica
    Reply

    Looks amazing, I can’t wait to try it!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      This has been a family favorite recipe for as long as I can remember, I think you’d love it!

  • Cheri
    Reply

    Broccoli is one of my favorite veggies and my husband does get tired of it. This is a great way to change it up, he would love it. Thanks Phi!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I think your hubby would love this recipe, it’s so delicious 🙂

  • Cindy
    Reply

    Wouldn’t it be ok to make in a casserole dish, rather than on a pan? Sounds delish! Thank you!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Yes, you could make this in a casserole dish or a pan 🙂

  • Kayla
    Reply

    Hello Sweet Phi!!
    This looks amazing. What are your thoughts about using fresh broccoli vs frozen? Would you change anything regarding the cooking time or anything else about it?
    Looking forward to making this tonight. 😀 Thank you!!

    • Sweetphi
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      Hi Kayla, hope it turned out well for you. I like using frozen broccoli because it is already cooked. If you use fresh broccoli (which I have done before) I would just cook the broccoli a little bit, separately, before making this dish. 🙂

  • Kayla
    Reply

    Also….Congratulations on your newest “recipe” that will until debut in 2017! 😉 😀 😉

  • Kayla
    Reply

    Hello.
    I’m actually going to make this tonight. I wanted to see what your opinion was first. 😀
    I will go ahead and cook the fresh broccoli first.
    Thank you for your input
    And you’re welcome. Babies are the BEST!

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