Broccoli Rice Casserole Recipe

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Olivia Published: February 25, 2021 Modified: August 3, 2021
Broccoli Rice Casserole Recipe

How To Make Broccoli Rice Casserole

Grab a bite of this cheesy broccoli rice casserole, loaded with crisp broccoli and tender rice, smothered in a spiced cheese sauce, for a rich meal!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • 6cupsfresh broccoli,cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2cupswhite rice,cooked

For Sauce:

  • 3tbspbutter
  • ¾cuponion,(about 1 small), diced
  • 3tbspflour
  • 2cupsmilk
  • ¼tspgarlic
  • ¼tspblack pepper
  • ½tspdry mustard powder
  • ½tsppaprika
  • salt,to taste
  • 3tbspcream cheese
  • 2cupscheddar cheese,shredded, divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Cook the onion and butter on medium-low heat until softened and translucent. Stir in the flour, garlic powder, and pepper, then cook for additional 2 minutes.

  3. Gradually pour in the milk while whisking. Continue whisking over medium heat until thick and bubbly.

  4. Remove from heat and add the dry mustard, paprika, cream cheese, and 1½ cups of cheddar cheese. Stir until melted.

  5. Place the broccoli in boiling water for about 2 minutes.

  6. Stir together rice, broccoli, and cheese sauce. Place in a greased 2-quart casserole dish, then top with remaining cheese

  7. Bake for 35 minutes or until bubbly and cheese lightly browned.

  8. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 444.73kcal
  • Fat: 19.97g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.43g
  • Trans Fat: 0.56g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.00g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.97g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.64g
  • Fiber: 2.20g
  • Sugar: 5.18g
  • Protein: 15.90g
  • Cholesterol: 57.19mg
  • Sodium: 558.44mg
  • Calcium: 340.03mg
  • Potassium: 402.82mg
  • Iron: 1.10mg
  • Vitamin A: 195.90µg
  • Vitamin C: 62.03mg
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