Thursday, July 29, 2010
Church Potluck Recipe: Broccoli Casserole
Our church usually has one potluck dinner a month. Coming up with something to take can be nerve racking at times. A couple of months ago it was our new priest’s birthday and we had a potluck lunch given in his honor. I brought Broccoli Casserole and several people asked me for the recipe so I guess it was a hit.
2 pkg. (10 oz. each) frozen broccoli (thawed and drained very well)
1 stick margarine or butter (divided)
½ lb. Velveeta Cheese (cubed)
1 can of mushroom stems and pieces (drained well)
1/2 tube of Ritz Crackers
Put frozen broccoli in a colander and run warm water over it. Drain thoroughly by smashing it down with a piece of wax paper and patting dry with a paper towel. Meanwhile, in a large sauce pan add ½ stick of margarine and Velveeta Cheese. Melt and fold mushrooms and thoroughly drained broccoli into it. Put mixture in a buttered casserole dish. Melt ½ stick of margarine in a sauce pan. Crumble ½ tube of Ritz Crackers into melted butter. Sprinkle cracker mixture on top. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes at 350 degrees or 35 minutes at 325 degrees.
* I usually double this recipe and it fits in a 2 quart or a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish.