Low Carb Keto Broccoli and cheese Casserole (2022)

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Cheesy Broccoli Casserole is a healthy low carb broccoli casserole that is the perfect easy side dish. This easy keto broccoli casserole is loaded with broccoli and cheese, super easy to make, and done in about 15 minutes from start to finish!

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Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

Easy side dishes are my go to right now. I am currently short on time and I need easy to prep and quick to cook recipes so I can stick with my low carb way of eating.

This easy keto broccoli cheese casserole is perfect for those who are looking for a side dish that everyone will love. In our house, not everyone is low carb so I make recipes that we all love and anyone who is not low carb doesn’t even realize they are missing carbs. This healthy broccoli casserole was a huge hit with everyone in my house.

This cheese and broccoli casserole is easy to make and makes the perfect low carb side dish for serving with dinner and pairs well with many main dishes! My whole family loves it when I make this keto broccoli casserole as a side dish for dinner, which makes it a total win win.

Low Carb Broccoli Recipes

  • Air fryer broccoli
  • Keto Broccoli Slaw
  • Keto beef and broccoli
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How long does Broccoli Casserole last?

After cooking, broccoli casserole will last in the fridge, covered for 3-4 days. To reheat just put in a microwave safe dish and reheat.

Can I make this ahead of time?

If you are wanting to serve this keto broccoli casserole at a large gathering or a holiday dinner you can make this ahead of time. Do all of the prep work up until the baking step. Then cover the dish with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge for up to a day. When you are ready to serve remove the plastic wrap and bake in the oven.

How to store Leftovers

Leftovers need to be refrigerated and stored in an airtight container. They will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days.

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Can I freeze Broccoli cheese casserole?

While this broccoli cheese casserole is easy to make, you can make it ahead of time and freeze it. Do all of the prep work up until the baking step.

Pour the casserole ingredients into a baking dish, or a foil pan and cover with foil. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When you are ready to serve it, remove it from the oven and let thaw overnight, and then bake according to the baking directions.

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What to serve with Easy Broccoli cheese casserole

There are lots of things that pair well with this easy low carb broccoli casserole. I like to stick with an easy main dish to serve with this low carb side dish so I can keep things simple and easy. Grilled chicken, baked chicken, Grilled steak, casseroles, any grilled seafood, or any of the following recipes.

  • Blackened Tilapia
  • Low Carb Mississippi Pot Roast
  • Lemon Garlic Tilapia
  • Ninja Foodi Pot Roast
  • Low Carb Swedish Meatballs
  • Sheet pan Steak
  • Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops
  • Jalapeno Popper Chicken Skillet
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Variations of this recipe

Bacon. If you want to add cooked bacon to the top of this broccoli casserole it gives a great extra flavor to the casserole. Just cook the bacon and then crumble it and sprinkle it on top before baking.

Cheese. I use cheddar cheese when I am making this keto casserole but you can also use Monterey Jack, parmesan cheese, or pepper jack cheese.

Ranch. You can use homemade ranch or store-bought ranch. If you are making ranch dressing homemade it will have fewer carbs than the store-bought ranch dressings.

Tips for Making this Recipe

Use a microwave veggie steamer instead of heating the broccoli in the microwave with water.

Broccoli. You can use frozen broccoli if that is what you have on hand, just cook it before using it in the recipe. If you want to blanch the broccoli instead of heating it in the microwave you can.

How to Steam Broccoli in the Microwave

Place the broccoli in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Add the water to the bowl and microwave for 3 minutes.

How to Blanch Broccoli

Fill a large pot with water and bring the water to a boil and then add the fresh broccoli. Cook the broccoli in the boiling water for 3-5 minutes until it turns bright green. Then using a strainer strain the water from the broccoli. You will know the broccoli is cooked when it has turned bright green and is tender enough to pierce with a fork but still firm.

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Broccoli Casserole Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups fresh broccoli
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  • salt to taste
  • pepper, to taste

How to Make Broccoli Casserole

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Wash and chop the broccoli into small pieces if you are using fresh. If you are using frozen then it normally comes frozen and already chopped into pieces.

Place the broccoli in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Add the water to the bowl and microwave for 3 minutes. Allow the broccoli to cool and drain the excess water from the bowl.

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In a medium bowl mix together the cream cheese, 1 cup of shredded cheese,ranch dressing, salt, and pepper.

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Stir in the broccoli.

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Pour the broccoli into an 8×8 baking pan. Sprinkle the cheese over the top of the broccoli.

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Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is all melted.

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Drizzle additional ranch dressing on top if desired.

Easy Low Carb Side Dish Recipes

  • Loaded cauliflower casserole
  • Broccoli Salad with Bacon
  • Cauliflower Fried Rice
  • Mashed Cauliflower
  • Whole Roasted Cauliflower
  • Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

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Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

Cheesy Broccoli Casserole is a healthy broccoli casserole that is the perfect easy side dish. This easy broccoli casserole is loaded with broccoli and cheese and super easy to make!

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 5

Calories: 343kcal

Author: Lauren

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups broccoli washed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/4 cup cheddar cheese shredded and divided
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  • Place the broccoli in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Add the water to the bowl and microwave for 3 minutes. Allow the broccoli to cool and drain the excess water from the bowl.

  • In a medium bowl mix together the cream cheese, 1 cup of the cheddar cheese, ranch, salt, and pepper. Stir in the broccoli.

  • Pour the broccoli into an 8×8 baking pan. Sprinkle the cheese over the top of the broccoli.

  • Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is all melted.

  • Remove from the oven and add additional ranch dressing if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 469mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1176IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 273mg | Iron: 1mg

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Course Side Dish

Cuisine American

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