Healthy Broccoli Casserole

By Rena |

This Healthy Broccoli Casserole is quite simple and so delicious. Made with fresh broccoli and mushrooms and no cream or cheese. Perfect side dish recipe for the holidays that’s low in carbs and can be put together in no time.

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This easy broccoli casserole recipe is very tasty without all the added cream and cheese. It can be made vegan by using non-dairy milk. To make this casserole recipe gluten-free, use the GF panko breadcrumbs. With holiday dinner tables being packed jammed with all sorts of creamy casseroles, having a healthier option sounds so welcoming.

HOW TO MAKE BROCCOLI CASSEROLE

Preheat your oven to 350°F and lightly spray a 2-quart baking dish with cooking oil spray. Add the broccoli florets to a steaming basket and place it over a pot with boiling water.

BROCCOLI FLORETS

Cover and steam until just tender, then transfer the broccoli to the prepared casserole. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until translucent, 3-4 minutes. Stir in the garlic, mushrooms and smoked paprika and continue to cook, stirring occasionally for 5-6 minutes.

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Meanwhile, in a small pot over medium heat whisk milk, cornstarch, salt, and pepper, until starts to thicken, 2-3 minutes. Transfer the onion mushroom mix to the casserole, and pour over the milk sauce.

Clean the pan with a paper towel, and lightly spray with cooking oil spray. Stir the breadcrumbs over medium heat, until golden, then sprinkle over the casserole. Place the casserole into the preheated oven and bake for about 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Make this Broccoli Casserole Keto-friendly

Easy substitutions to make this broccoli casserole keto

  • Use Almond meal instead of panko
  • Add about one cup of heavy cream when sauteeing the mushrooms
  • Sprinkle some cheese over everything before placing in the oven

The cheese and heavy cream are mainly if you are looking for a high-fat meal. Simply substituting the panko with some almond meal should be enough.

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What to serve with Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli Casserole is the perfect side dish that will pretty much go with any of your main meals or roasts.  Like Roasted Chicken, Pot Roasts, Steaks, Grilled Seafood, and so on. Here are a few dishes you can serve this Healthy Broccoli casserole with:

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Can Broccoli Casserole be frozen

It is safe to freeze any leftover broccoli casserole. Place in an airtight container before you store it for up to 1-2 months.

How long is Broccoli Casserole good for

Tightly wrap or store your broccoli casserole in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. The keep in the freezer for 1-2 months. They can be reheated in the oven for about 15 minutes at 350 F.

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Can I use fresh broccoli instead of frozen

Both fresh and frozen broccoli can be used to make broccoli casserole. The cooking time will vary. Fresh broccoli take a bit longer to cook than frozen.

How do you cut broccoli for a casserole

Cutting and preparing broccoli for your casserole is quite simple. Follow these easy steps:

  • Wash Broccoli
  • Using a knife, trim any leaves
  • Cut florets as close to the stalk as possible
  • Trim the stems off each floret so they are all uniform (similar in shape)
  • They are ready for use

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Healthy Broccoli Casserole

Prepared with fresh broccoli and mushrooms. No cheese or cream added, topped with panko and baked to perfection.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
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Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Broccoli Florets cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion diced
  • 1 Cup Button Mushrooms finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Cup Low-fat Milk or milk of choice dairy or non-dairy
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Whole-Wheat Panko Breadcrumbs Or Gluten-free

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and lightly spray a 2-quart baking dish with cooking oil spray.
  • Add the broccoli florets to a steaming basket and place it over a pot with boiling water. Cover and steam until just tender, then transfer the broccoli to the prepared casserole.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until translucent, 3-4 minutes. Stir in the garlic, mushrooms and smoked paprika and continue to cook, stirring occasionally for 5-6 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small pot over medium heat whisk milk, cornstarch, salt, and pepper, until starts to thicken, 2-3 minutes.
  • Transfer the onion mushroom mix to the casserole, and pour over the milk sauce. Clean the pan with a paper towel, and lightly spray with cooking oil spray.
  • Stir the breadcrumbs over medium heat, until golden, then sprinkle over the casserole.
  • Place the casserole into the preheated oven and bake for about 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Use non-dairy milk for a vegan version
  • Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
  • For a Gluten-free Version, use gluten-free panko

Nutrition

Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 980mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2391IU | Vitamin C: 206mg | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Sevcan says

    5 stars
    this turned out very well! I skipped breadcrumbs as i did not have any. Instead i used bell pepper and some grated cheese on top. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Pam says

    5 stars
    I have it in the oven now! I did make two little tweaks. I shredded about a cup of Monterey Jack cheese and put over the broccoli and used 1/2 cup of whipping cream and 1/2 cup of skim milk. Maybe not as healthy but it does smell delicious! Thank you for the recipe.

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