Monday, April 29, 2019

CINCO DE MAYO fun recipe

By Mary Kennedy                                                 

A friend asked me for a fun recipe for a Cindo de Mayo celebration and I want to share this one with you. No, it's not Mexican but it does have lots of cheese so I think it qualifies.

What's the secret ingredient?

Yes, I know it sounds crazy, but this is casserole is so terrific, everyone asks me for the recipe. There wasn't even a scrap to take home, the dish was empty! 

Here goes.
One of the fun things about celebrations is sharing food, exchanging recipes and discovering delightful new dishes!

I want to share an absolutely fabulous broccoli casserole (thank you, Jerry!) that I enjoyed at a family gatherin. Thanksgiving. It's so good people were going back for seconds and thirds.

Broccoli Cheez-It Casserole                                                   


1 can mushroom soup
2 boxes chopped broccoli (or one 16 oz bag broccoli florets) cooked and drained well
1 egg
1 cup mayo
I tablespoon chopped onions
1 and 1/2 cups cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups crushed Cheez-it crackers, divided (crush with rolling pin)
1/2 stick melted butter


Simple mix the soup, the broccoli, the egg, the mayo, the onions, the cheddar cheese and HALF of the crushed Cheez-its and place in a greased 13 x 9 inch casserole dish.  Top with the remaining Cheez-Its.  Drizzle on 1/2 stick melted butter.

Bake uncovered, 350 for 30-45 minutes.  Enjoy! This is the perfect covered dish to bring to a party, or just to enjoy at home. I have never seen people so exited over broccoli and it was definitely one of the hits of the dinner. I hope you try it, I think you will love it.

Hope you try this and I bet you will enjoy it as much as I did!  Have a fun holiday,everyone, mary kennedy

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