Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Sep 28, 2018

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

In 1866, businessman and French-Canadian immigrant Elmire Jolicoeur invented the modern-day casserole in his cottage in Berlin, New Hampshire. But did you know that casseroles have an even older history? According to the findings of a museum in Paris, France, the tradition of baking several ingredients together in a “dinner-cake” dates back to the 14th century!

Casseroles are traditionally heavier dishes, meant to last for days. While this recipe yields quite a bit, it’s light, healthy, and perfect for any diet!


  • 20 oz. fresh broccoli florets
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (fat-free)
  • 1 cup freshly grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add the broccoli to a large microwave safe bowl along with 2 tablespoons of water. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and microwave for 2 minutes. Let sit, covered, for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the cream cheese, mayonnaise, cheddar, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to a small bowl and mix well to combine.
  4. Stir the cream cheese mixture into the steamed broccoli until well combined.
  5. Transfer broccoli to an 8×8 baking dish and sprinkle the Parmesan over the top.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes.


Serves 4 (1 cup servings).

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving
Calories 150
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Sodium 800 mg
Carbohydrates 2 g
Sugars 1 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 2 g


This tasty recipe was courtesy of “That Low Carb Life.”

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

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