This year we did an abbreviated Thanksgiving starring Maggie the puppy and our good friend Amanda. We decided that instead of roasting a whole turkey, we'd feature our favorite Thanksgiving side dishes as the meal. To which I said, "Bring on the broccoli casserole!"
Tim read an article recently that talked of how recipe websites can track what different regions of our country search on any given day. Apparently, the night before Thanksgiving, people all over the South were searching for the perfect broccoli casserole recipe.
Well, friends, here's a little tip: I have the perfect broccoli casserole recipe. It's quick, it's easy, and it's shockingly delicious! Oh, and it's completely trashy (Cheez Whiz!), but who doesn't love a little trashy comfort every now and then (hello deep-fried twinkies!).
Best Broccoli Casserole. Ever.
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can (use empty soup can) of milk
1 cup Minute Rice
1 stick of butter, melted
1 package frozen broccoli, rinsed under hot water
1 jar of melted Cheez Whiz -- that's right, Cheez Whiz! (sorry folks, real cheese just doesn't melt the right way)
Why yes, that is a glass of champgane behind my mixing bowl. Cause that's how we do Thanksgiving at my house!
Mix all ingredients together and bake for about 45 minutes at 350. Remove when top begins browning and let sit for a few minutes before serving.
Then you will die with deliciousness.
Needing some extra protein in your casserole? Just add chicken tenders! Yes, yes, you can just add some grilled or baked chicken too, but we're going for ease and quickness. Just get a few of those chicken tenders from your grocery store's deli, chop them up and toss them into the mix. You'll thank me, trust.
I just love this stuff. But beware, once you have it, you will think of it all the time.
Oh, and PS. It's amazing reheated for breakfast. You're welcome.