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Fast and Easy Broccoli Casserole Dinner Recipe

Broccoli Casserole, Broccoli Gratin, Swedish reciepe!

Broccoli Casserole, Broccoli Gratin, Swedish reciepe!

Believe me when I say that this broccoli casserole is so easy to do that you can do it quickly in the afternoon after work with a kid on your arm—and at the same time, you can clean your home, read the news, unpack the dishwasher, help the older children with their homework, rearrange a meeting next week, and do your pelvic floor exercises! That is, if you don't grow your own broccoli.

As I have mentioned in other articles, I have the good fortune to be married to a chef, so the more complicated cooking is luckily not my responsibility. The few times when cooking falls on me, I often choose something I know how to do and/or something that doesn't take to long to make. You might have guessed by now that cooking isn't one of my biggest interests, but I love to eat good food. And I also want food that is healthy everyday food. This dish has it all, and it is convenient to prepare food in the oven so I can get other necessary things done at the same time! I guess we all have gotten used to doing many things at the same time in order to squeeze in everything during the few hours in the evenings after work. I don't have small children anymore but the rest of the chores are still there!

In Sweden, we call this dish broccoli gratin or broccoli låda (broccoli box)!

How to Serve Broccoli Casserole!

Sometimes we need food that goes quick, is easy to make and we want it to taste good as well. This broccoli casserole has it all; it is easy, tasty and very quick to prepare! I use this broccoli casserole as a main dish if I add ham or bacon to the casserole. But the best way to use it is to use the casserole instead of rice or potatoes in a meal. That is so convenient, especially when I have leftovers of meat, poultry, beef patties or something similar from last day. Everyone in the family likes this and you will have a healthy and complete meal with vegetables that is ready instantly!

Other advantages!

If you are lactose intolerant, use lactose-free milk instead of regular milk. The casserole can also be served to those who are gluten intolerant.

Another way to use this broccoli casserole is for those trying to lose weight by eating less carbohydrates because you can replace potatoes, pasta or rice with this casserole. If you are on a long term diet that includes high percent of fat and low carbohydrates, you can make some small changes to the recipe and add some more fat and cheese to the casserole. Be careful with salt if you add bacon to the casserole.

For 4 Servings You Need:

IngredientsAmount

Frozen Broccoli

400 Gram

Bacon

1 package, about 150-200 gram

Eggs

4 Eggs

Milk

2,1 Cup (5 dl)

Salt, pepper

After taste

Butter

For the oven dish

Instructions:

  1. Set the oven to 200 °C or 392 °F.
  2. If you use fresh broccoli, let it cook for about 5 minutes in salted water. Pour it in a colander and let it drain.
  3. If you use frozen broccoli, you can just defrost it under warm water in a colander and let it drain.
  4. Fry the bacon crispy.
  5. Put the broccoli in a greased form 1-1,5 Litres.
  6. Sprinkle the fried bacon over the broccoli if you use bacon.
  7. Beat the eggs and add the milk. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Pour the eggs and the milk on top of the broccoli and let it cook in the oven (200 °C) for 20-35 minutes. (The shorter time is if you have a low and wide form.)

For a LCHF variant, you can do some minor changes in the recipe, like in the table below:

LCHF Broccoli Casserole!

IngredientsAmount

Broccoli

400 Gram

Egg

2

Creme

0,8 Cup (2dl)

Cottage Cheese

200 Gram

Feta Cheese

150 Gram

pepper, oregano or basilika

After taste

Grated Cheese

0,4 Cup(1 dl)

Do the same steps as in the recipe above but mix the eggs with the creme instead of milk, and add the cheese to the mix before you pour it over the broccoli. Add the grated cheese on top and let it bake for about 20 minutes.

Watch the Video to See How Easy It Is!

I really think that food should be cooked with love and I prefer it when cooking involves everyone in the family. In my case, it means that me and our daughter assists my husband to create gastronomic experiences! We try to make dinners during weekends special, but during the week when everyone is busy and time is limited, I need this type of recipe if I am the chef. I hope you try this recipe and that you like it!

Oh, I almost forgot, the pelvic floor exercises! As you might have noticed, I didn't include them in the video because the exercises can easily be done during a few minutes now and then during the day!

Comments

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on August 01, 2018:

Thanks Mary!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on June 21, 2018:

I am sure our family will enjoy this cassrole. It looks very tasty.

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on July 26, 2014:

Hi bigbeans, there is no need to apologize, we all have different taste. I am sorry if the title mislead you and I will consider changing it to something else. Thanks for the comment, I appreciate the feedback!

Tina

bigbeans on July 24, 2014:

Tina I'm sorry I didn't mean to say it was bland I was just venting my frustration about the fact that you labeled the dish a casserole.

Yours sincerely,

bigbeans

bigbeans on July 24, 2014:

I thought it was bland

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on June 15, 2014:

Thanks bethperry. Nothing beets good dishes that are easy to make!

Tina

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on June 15, 2014:

Thanks AudreyHowitt! I hope you will try this easy recipe and enjoy it too.

Tina

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on June 15, 2014:

CrisSp, I hope you and your family will like it as much as we do. Thanks for reading and for the comment!

Tina

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on May 13, 2014:

Hi PegCole and I am so glad you liked this recipe. Broccoli is a very useful vegetable and is a favorite of mine too and I am of course very grateful about the link! I will link your hub to mine also. I hope you and your family like this recipe as much as we do! Thanks for the comment and for the initiativ about linking, I appreciate both.

Tina

Beth Perry from Tennesee on April 22, 2014:

Mmm, sounds good!

Audrey Howitt from California on April 18, 2014:

Doesn't this look yummy!

CrisSp from Sky Is The Limit Adventure on April 17, 2014:

Look so yummy! Will absolutely bookmark this and will try the recipe. Thank you.

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on April 14, 2014:

Broccoli is one of my favorite veggies and one that my hubby will actually eat. Thanks for sharing this quick and hearty dish. I hope you don't mind that I will link your hub to mine on steamed broccoli. Voted up and beautiful.

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on March 01, 2014:

Thank you DDE, I hope you try it out, it is a favorite in my family on busy days,

Tina

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 24, 2014:

Awesome recipe with broccoli I would love to try this one.

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on February 17, 2013:

Hi vocal! I am thrilled if I have been to any help for you when it comes to save time. There is so many other things we can do with our time than spend too much time in the kitchen, like hubbing. Even though cooking is vital and eating a good meal is wonderful. This is a favorite recipe of mine, both fast and easy to do and taste good. I hope everything is well with you and I see you in your corner soon!

Tina

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on February 09, 2013:

This recipe is going to the top of my list! So happy that you shared this with us. And the photos are mouth watering. Can't wait to try this. My family will love it. Big thumbs up and sharing. Hugs.

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on April 19, 2012:

norberto, Thanks!

norberto g. alam jr. on April 17, 2012:

...h, very nice

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on April 15, 2012:

Hi Earthy Mother, I hope you and your family will like this dish, it is really easy to make and you can vary it after your liking. Thanks for reading and for the positive comment. I appreciate it!

Tina

Nicole Forman from South East England on April 14, 2012:

Ooooh...I'm definitely going to try this recipe...it looks scrummy! Broccoli is one of the few veggies that both my kids eat without fuss so I am going to try to maximise this! Many thanks! xx

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on April 13, 2012:

Hi Bobbi! Thanks for the lovely comment and I hope you will like this when you try it. Yes, you are right, I am really lucky to have a chef in the family. Sometimes I don't know how I would survive without him:))

Take care,

Tina

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on April 12, 2012:

Thanks toknowinfo, I hope you try it and that you will like it! It is really easy to do!

I appreciate the votes and the visit!

Tina

Barbara Purvis Hunter from Florida on April 11, 2012:

thoughtforce,

This recipe looks so great--I am going to make it this weekend.

Happy Birthday to you. And from reading this hub--you already have the best gift of all--a husband who can cook.

Your Hub Friend,

Bobbi

toknowinfo on April 10, 2012:

I love broccoli and I love easy recipes. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Voted up and useful.

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on April 02, 2012:

Hi Prasetio! This recipe is really simple and I hope your mother will like it too! I am so honored that you will share it with her. Thanks for your support my friend, and I wish you a wonderful day!

Tina

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on April 01, 2012:

I love broccoli and I really enjoy your recipe. It looks simple and I can't wait to share this hub with my mother. Good job, Tina. Rated up and useful. Cheers...

Prasetio

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on March 23, 2012:

Hi missolive! It is a bit crazy how much we try to squeeze in during a day:) And it is a bit strange they there never seem to be enough time. With all our machines and inventions to make our life easier, we should have eons of time. I hope you like this dish when you try it, at least, it is a time saver! Thanks for the comment and the votes missolive.

Take care and have a great weekend

Tina

Marisa Hammond Olivares from Texas on March 21, 2012:

thoughtforce - Tina, YUM! This sounds like a must try recipe for me. I love broccoli and this looks great. I'm bookmarking and saving to my recipe files.

Your opening paragraph sounds like me! lol If I get my laptop and paperwork any closer to the stove I'll need a fire extinguisher! haha

I like how you used the table for listing the ingredients and the bacon is definitely a great addition. Thanks for the video.

voted up! and YUM!

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on March 18, 2012:

Hi Sharyn! Sometimes I feel that our struggle to get everything together is a bit mad, and I find myself trying to do so many things at the same time:)) Hunting time and multitask, what a life! But the Broccoli Casserole is a winner and I hope you like it!

Thanks for the visit and the comment!

Tina

Sharon Smith from Northeast Ohio USA on March 17, 2012:

HA HA HA Tina, I loved your introduction. Wow, you can sure get a lot done while cooking too. I love broccoli and this sounds delicious and easy too. Bookmarked!

Sharyn

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on March 11, 2012:

Hi MPG Narratives, There are so many that have problems with allergies and intolerance these days so it is good when a recipe can be adjusted to everyone. My daughter has problem with lactose now and then if she eat to much milk products so we need to think about this. Thanks for your comment, I appreciate it and hope you like this dish!

Tina

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on March 11, 2012:

Viking305, I am happy to share a new recipe with broccoli with you! Since you like broccoli I hope you will like this! Thanks, I appreciate the votes and the sharing as well as your visit!

Tina

Maria Giunta from Sydney, Australia on March 10, 2012:

I'm always looking for new ways to use broccoli as its one of the few vegetables all the family will eat. I like the idea of lactose free milk too. Thanks thoughtforce, will add this to my recipe collection.

L M Reid from Ireland on March 10, 2012:

I have never come across this dish before and I cook broccoli all the time. Will be trying this one out soon. It looks delicious and so easy to cook too. I loved that video, great step by step instructions and full of humour.

Thanks for SHARING. Voted up and awesome

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on March 08, 2012:

Hi Eiddwen, I am very happy to share this recipe with you and I hope you will like it!

I hope you have a wonderful day and that spring has come where you live!

Tina

Eiddwen from Wales on March 07, 2012:

Mmm a definite for me to bookmark into my Favorite Recipes slot.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on March 05, 2012:

Hi Christy! Yes it is so easy to cook that it is almost embarrassing! You will make a success out of this dish, I know you will! I am so glad you want to try this recipe and thanks for reading and for the comment! It is so nice to see you here,

Tina

Christy Birmingham from British Columbia, Canada on March 04, 2012:

Nice! This will be a new recipe to try, you are right that it doesn't look too difficult. I will try not to be intimidated! I vote up.

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on March 04, 2012:

Hi MM, I am happy to share this recipe with you and I hope you will enjoy this as much as I do! Broccoli is one of my favorite too and I constantly find more and more ways to use it! Thanks for your visit and the votes are so appreciated by me!

Tina

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on March 04, 2012:

Lord, It is great that I can help you save some time with this recipe! There never seem to be enough time and we need the time for writing! I thank Martie for getting your attention to this hub and thanks to you for the encouraging comment and the votes! I hope you like this when you try it,

Tina

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on March 04, 2012:

Hi Martie, That was fast:) I hope you like this Broccoli Casserole and that it will give you some time over for more important things in life, like writing! Thanks for the votes Martie and for your support!

Tina

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on March 04, 2012:

sgbrown, Yes I think it could be great for breakfast too! You could easy cook it in the mornings since it mostly cook itself:) Thanks for the votes, and I think it is a great idea to have a button for yummy! I see so many hubs with yummy recipes so I agree with you there! I hope you have a wonderful day too!

Tina

Movie Master from United Kingdom on March 04, 2012:

Hi Tina, the photo had me drooling straight away!

The recipe sounds delicious, I love broccoli, thank you and voted up.

Joseph De Cross from New York on March 04, 2012:

Thanks To Martie Coetser!

This is a healthy treat.You save so much time and can go in the morning and nighttime. Will bookmark it, for future reference! Voted up!

LORD

Martie Coetser from South Africa on March 04, 2012:

Yummy! Broccoli is now cooking, dinner will be served in an hour.

Thanks for this recipe for a Broccoli Casserole, Tina. I have no doubts that it will taste delicious.

Voted up and delicious :)

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on March 03, 2012:

This recipe sounds great! I love broccoli and it is very health. This sounds like a wonderful breakfast dish to me! Sometimes you need a fast and easy breakfast too! Voted up and yummy, oops maybe that is up and useful! LOL Have a wonderful day! :)

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on March 03, 2012:

Hi Nell! It is sad that we live our lives this way and that time never seem to be enough. But we do what we can and some days we need to make dinners that are easy and fast. Thanks for your comment and I hope you will like this Broccoli Casserole!

Tina

Nell Rose from England on March 01, 2012:

Hi, this sounds lovely, the one thing I really like about it is that it sounds simple to cook, and as you said we have to do about 10 things at once when we come in from work, so yes I am definitely going to give this a try, rated up! thanks!

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on March 01, 2012:

Hi Sunshine and thanks for the votes and the comment! I hope you like it and I know you will make a delicious dinner!

Tina

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on March 01, 2012:

Hi Susan, turkey and broccoli sounds like a great combination! I like dishes that can be changed easily and is possible to cook from what we have at home! Thanks for your comment Susan, it feels good to share a recipe with you since you have given me so many good recipes!

Tina

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on March 01, 2012:

Ruchira, no need for you to do the same mistake that I have done:))

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on March 01, 2012:

Two of my favorite foods! Thumbs up and delicious!!

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on March 01, 2012:

Hi moneycop, I know what you mean, eating give us so much; taste, comfort, a feeling of security and so on. This dish can easily be a vegetarian dish if you exclude the bacon. Unfortunately I am not so good at cooking vegetarian dishes but I hope you try this without bacon! Thanks for your comment,

Tina

Ruchira from United States on March 01, 2012:

thanks Tina...appreciate your feedback :)

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on March 01, 2012:

urmilshukia, I am so glad you liked this recipe! We need some easy recipes now and then since time is our biggest problem these days! I appreciate the vote and your visit, thanks

Tina

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on March 01, 2012:

Hi Ruchira! I often do this dish without bacon and it tastes great. The only thing to think about is that you need to increase salt or add spices, otherwise it can be a bit tasteless. Isn't it great that we can do many things at the same time:)) Thanks for reading,

Tina

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on March 01, 2012:

Tina, This looks really good. I make a similar dish using turkey and broccoli. Will try your recipe very soon.

moneycop from JABALPUR on March 01, 2012:

i am very fond of eating..can u make some vegtrarian dishes ..too..buit not sweet..

Urmila from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA on February 29, 2012:

Looks great! Definitely is gonna make it. Thanks for posting it. Bookmarked shared and voted up!

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on February 29, 2012:

Alastar, great to know that broccoli is one of the clean vegetables, it makes it even better! Yes, I am really lucky to be married to a chef, and sometimes I wonder what I would do otherwise:) Good and tasty food can make every day into a fabulous day and I enjoy his cooking immensely! It is even more convenient since I don't like to cook so much. I hope you like this Alastar and a big Skoal to you:) Thanks for your support, I am always glad to see you,

Tina

Ruchira from United States on February 29, 2012:

Broccoli is always looked down upon in my family and considering it's nutrition...I buy it.

I would love to bake this veg and might alter is with out bacon strip since, am a vegetarian.

Thankyou for this idea :) And regarding the pelvic exercises, sure we could still do it while the dish is baking...lol

Alastar Packer from North Carolina on February 29, 2012:

Broccoli's a fave here Tina and this recipe will be bookmarked. Looks scrumptious! Broccoli's also one of the "15 clean" veggie's too, pesticide-wise that is. Hey Tina I didn't know your hubby was a chef, what a lucky girl you are- Skoal!

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on February 29, 2012:

Hi Tom, I hope you like this Broccoli Casserole! I always make sure I have broccoli at home since it can be used in so many ways. Thanks for the votes and for reading,

I hope you have a great day and take care,

Tina

Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on February 29, 2012:

Hi my friend, i am going to try this recipe because i love Broccoli.

Vote up and more !!!

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on February 29, 2012:

Gypsy, Thanks for the positive comment and I hope you will like it! Since it is so easy, there is room for improvements and changes too!

Tina

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on February 29, 2012:

teaches, Broccoli is great and as you say, it is both healthy and tasty. I am happy to share this recipe and I hope you like it. I hope it will be ok to convert the recipe to ounces, I didn't think about it. I will check it out as soon as I can and see if I can figure out how to convert the measurements. I chose relaxing music as a contrast to the stress I sometimes feel in the evenings after work. There is so much that needs to be done and it is so easy to just continue to rush around. We must find a way to get things done without having to feel that inner stress. Life is to short and everyday is important! Thanks for reading and I appreciate the comment!

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on February 29, 2012:

Hi Will! It really is great and so easy to cook! I hope you try this fast and easy recipe! It is always good to see you,

Tina

Christina Lornemark (author) from Sweden on February 29, 2012:

Acaetnna, I hope you will like this recipe, it has saved me more than once:) Thanks for your support, I do appreciate you and your visits!

Tina

Gypsy48 on February 29, 2012:

Will be trying this recipe, looks so good!

Dianna Mendez on February 28, 2012:

We eat broccoli often for the healh benefits and look for recipes to vary in serving at dinner. This is a winner. Your video is a great visual enhancement (relaxing music!) to your hub. I love the other activities and can relate to having to do homework with my child while keeping an eye on the stove. Also, thanks for putting your ingredient list in table format -- this makes it easy to follow. I just have to convert over to ounces and proper measurements. Voted up!

WillStarr from Phoenix, Arizona on February 28, 2012:

Sounds great!

acaetnna from Guildford on February 28, 2012:

Awesome I am always looking for great new recipes. I will definitely bookmark this one and will be trying it out for sure!