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Broccoli Bacon Casserole

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This Cheesy bacon broccoli casserole is perfect for lazy, cold weekend mornings! A few moments of prepping and voila - you have a hearty and tasty casserole!

You really cannot go wrong with eggs, broccoli, cheddar and bacon in one dish ~ that’s why you need this Cheesy Broccoli Bacon Casserole on your table this (and every) Winter!

I always admired the 10 foot ceilings in our family room, that is, until I decided to paint them! For someone who is a couple of inches over 5 feet, that’s a whole lot of wall to cover – even when perched uncomfortably on a 6 foot ladder. But, amidst lessons that I cannot carry gallons of paint and climb a ladder like I used to; and, balancing on the very top of a folding ladder is not a good idea, I slowly conquered those walls. While this past Friday was fondly referred to as Black Friday by most, to me, it was a light grey one – yes – that’s the new color of our family room!

Cheesy bacon broccoli casserole

During this ordeal, I really did not want to spend a whole lot of time in the kitchen – yet I wanted something satisfying and perfect for these paint-filled, cooler days. My daughter suggested I make a satisfying cheesy casserole of some sort, but it had been ages since I had made a cheesy casserole. As a lactose-intolerant gal who shied away from most cheese and milk based dishes for the longest while, I have started to slowly re-introduce aged cheeses and certain milks that do not make me feel more uncomfortable than balancing on a ladder with paint and brush in hand.

#NaturallyCheesy Kraft Cheddar Cheese

And, after scanning the contents of our fridge and pulling out some Mild Cheddar Kraft Natural Cheese and Sharp Cheddar Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese (which we had fortunately picked up from our neighborhood Walmart the other night), along with some broccoli and bacon, I figured I’d conquer my casserole-making fear with this easy, hearty, Cheesy Broccoli Bacon Casserole!

Walmart-Kraft-Cheese

All that this Cheesy Broccoli Bacon Casserole involved was:

• Cooking a couple of strips of bacon and letting them drain on kitchen towels

• Then, placing 4 cups of broccoli in boiling water for about 3 minutes and then rinsing under cold water.

• Layering this broccoli in an oven safe dish

• Layering 1/2 cup each of Mild Cheddar and Sharp Cheddar Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese over the broccoli

• Crumbling and layering the bacon over this cheese layer

• Whisking up a mixture of 3/4 cup coconut milk, 3 eggs, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon each paprika and pepper in another bowl and pouring this onto the broccoli and cheese and bacon

Cheesy bacon broccoli casserole

• Placing 5-6 cardamom pods onto the dish and baking this at 375 for 40 minutes till cheese is melting and bubbly.

This is really one easy recipe that involves you placing a dish with some blanched broccoli, bacon, eggs, cheese, coconut milk and spices into an oven and going about your business for 40 minutes. Then, you pull this casserole out – with bubbling cheese that’s slightly burnt in some parts (to me, those are the best parts).

Cheesy bacon broccoli casserole

 

Cheesy bacon broccoli casserole

Cheesy Broccoli Bacon Casserole

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of broccoli
  • 2 strips bacon
  • 1/2 cup Mild Cheddar Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Sharp Cheddar Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 green cardamom pods

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Cook bacon strips and drain on paper towels
  3. Place 4 cups of broccoli in boiling water for about 3 minutes then rinse under cold water
  4. Layer this broccoli in an oven safe dish
  5. Layer 1/2 cup each of Mild and Sharp Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese over the broccoli
  6. Crumble and layer the bacon over this cheese layer
  7. In a separate bowl, whisk together 3/4 cup coconut milk, 3 eggs, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon each paprika and pepper and pour this onto the broccoli and cheese and bacon
  8. Place cardamom pods on top and bake for 40 minutes
  9. Enjoy warm

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What is one of your favorite Cheesy Casseroles? 

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ashley

Wednesday 2nd of December 2015

Good for you tackling that paint project this past weekend! Better than fighting the crowds at the mall, right? LOL Love this meal - you had me at "bacon"!

Sonali- The Foodie Physician

Tuesday 1st of December 2015

You can't go wrong with broccoli, bacon and plenty of cheese-yum! I love those crispy, slightly burnt cheesy bits too- they're the best part :)

Stephanie

Tuesday 1st of December 2015

This looks absolutely amazing Shashi! Wow! The cheese, the broccoli.. the bacon!!? YUM! Pinning and adding to my must try list! {client}

Denise Browning

Tuesday 1st of December 2015

Nothing could go wrong with cheddar, bacon, and broccoli together. Your casserole sounds absolutely DE-LI-CIOUS!

Katie Serbinskitrition

Tuesday 1st of December 2015

Any casserole that includes cheese is a winner in my family's book! A productive day calls for a delicious dinner. And you nailed it on both counts!

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