Broccoli Puff replicates a light and fluffy soufflé! Broccoli is encased in a light fluffy egg batter with cheese and a golden buttery bread crumb topping! It’s the perfect Easter side dish!
I’m busy planning Easter dinner. This time of year is jammed packed with wonderful fruits and vegetables…strawberries, asparagus, lemons, artichokes, peas, and more! It’s a smorgasbord of spring flavors.
I was thinking about my sides for Easter dinner this year. I remembered this wonderful side dish my mother made. Broccoli Puff! This dish is light, fluffy, flavorful and a great vegetable side dish. It loosely resembles a souffle…without all the stress!
Pre-cook one 10.6 oz. bag of frozen chopped broccoli. I used the steam package type which worked beautifully. Bonus…one less pot to clean!
Place in a greased 2.5 quart baking dish. I took a knife and cut the broccoli florets smaller.
In a bowl, stir together the cream of mushroom soup, 2 oz. of shredded cheddar cheese.
Gradually add milk, mayonnaise, and beaten egg. Mix till well blended.
Pour over the broccoli and spread evenly over the top.
Combine bread crumbs and melted butter.
Sprinkle over the top of the casserole.
Bake in a 350° oven for 45 minutes. Till crumbs are lightly browned. (It will smell wonderful!)
The cream cheese sauce will “puff ” up around the broccoli. (I’ll go out on a limb and say this is where the “puff” in Broccoli Puff comes in to play!)
The recipe states this will serve 6. We had 4 adults and one baby and this is what we had left…I guess you could say it was REALLY good! Good to the very last drop! lol (I’m so glad I had my camera close by…I adore this picture of her scraping that spoon off!)
If you’re making this dish I’d recommend doubling it and using a 9 x 13 casserole dish. I know for Easter dinner I will! It’s so yummy!
The creamy soup and cheese mixture puffs up light and fluffy. The broccoli is tender. When I make this for Easter dinner I’m going to try using fresh broccoli that I’ve cooked and drained well. I want more of the florets than the stems. (That really bugs me about frozen broccoli cuts! Come on guys…seriously!) I think it will give it a richer deeper flavor. Don’t misunderstand…this was AMAZING! I just think I can kick it up a notch or two.
This is a light delicious side dish perfect for your Easter main course. Whether it’s Ham, Pork Tenderloin, or Pork Roast. This dish will be a stunning compliment to your Easter dinner.
I promise you won’t be disappointed with this Easter side dish. Just don’t let the baby have the spoon! 😉
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