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Broccoli Rice Casserole by The BakerMama

Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Casseroles


Easy cheesy broccoli rice casserole is a classic and comforting side dish that’s great with a weeknight meal or holiday buffet.


  • 11/2 cups quick cooking white rice (about 4 cups cooked)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli, large stems removed and broken into small pieces
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 8 ounces processed American cheese, divided (such as Velveeta)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup crushed potato chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook rice according to package directions.
  3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and broccoli and cook until onion is transparent. Add soup, 4 ounces cheese and milk. Stir until cheese is melted. Remove from heat and stir in cooked rice. Pour mixture into a lightly greased 8×8-inch casserole dish. Shred or crumble remaining 4 ounces cheese over the top of the mixture and then sprinkle with the crushed potato chips.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes until cheese on top is melted and casserole is bubbly.


You could use a 10 ounce package of chopped frozen broccoli in place of the fresh broccoli, if desired.