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Amish Broccoli Bake

(56 Votes)
SERVES
8
COOK TIME
35 Min

Nothing store-bought compares to the homemade goodness of the rich and creamy taste and texture of this delicious Amish vegetable casserole. Our Amish Broccoli Bake might just make veggie lovers out of your finicky gang.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (6-ounce) box herbed stuffing mix
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted and divided
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 3-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
     
  2. In a medium bowl, combine soup, mayonnaise, onion, salt, and pepper; mix well.
     
  3. Place half the broccoli in the casserole dish. Sprinkle with half the cheese and half the stuffing mix. Pour half the butter and half the soup mixture over stuffing. Repeat layers one more time.
     
  4. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until hot in center.
Notes

Ratings & Comments

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I added 1/4 cup of bacon bits 1 stalk of celery, chopped up very fine. No salt at all with Stove Top Stuffing, because they put way too much salt, in the box. Add 1/4 cup of milk, if you want to reduce the salt taste.....

YUMMY, If you use stove top stuffing.. Do Not Add Salt, OK

Awesome recipe! Has become one of the family favorites et veggie side-dish staples. Made it for holidays )

Can this be combined and frozen for later baking?

Yes, you can freeze and bake at a later time. Enjoy!

they will put amish in front of anything

A great cold night meal! Made exactly as directions indicate, except I substituted ground beef for the can of mushroom soup. Then, instead of the frozen broccoli, I used shredded iceberg lettuce and diced tomatoes. Finally, the garlic, salt and pepper were swapped out in favor of taco seasoning and the stuffing mix was 86'd and corn tortillas were used. Pretty yummy. I'd make this again without hesitation.

You totally changed the recipe so how can you say you made this!

SmartAlec: LOL !!! Some won't get it, obviously, but a great tongue-in-cheek! Gave me a good laugh for today, and I needed that! :o)

made this recipe last night May 28 2013, added precooked chicken to the recipe. Family loved the dish, however it was to salty so next time I would omit the sodium in recipe and yes I do believe that adding a little milk or water to the soup/mayo mix would allow the stuffing to be moister.

THIS RECIPE IS FOR A POT LUCK,A SMALL AMOUNT PER SERVING. IT WON'T KILL ANYONE.

To make this a little less salt and fat intensive, I used a "healthy recipe" low sodium, low fat soup, light mayo, 2% cheese and left out the butter altogether. I also whisked a little skim milk into the soup mayo mix to make it more pourable. It came out pretty tasty.

Deonaeta... your changes had to make this recipe dry and tasteless how about using tree bark grass clippings and weeds? Now That should REALLY be healthy although I do agree I also added some milk to the soup so it would not be so dry and I also always buy 2 % milk When you cut down too much on fat and salt,nobody really will eat it or maybe just a teaspoon hey now there you g.o great way to lose weight make tasteless recipes

Boxes of herbed stuffing mix is almost impossible to find here so what can be used as a substitute?

Stove Top Stuffing or a generic version of same? That is what I assume is what is used in this recipe. If I am wrong, I apoligize in advance.

I caution anyone with hypertension on using canned soups for anything.

You don't know how right you are. Sodium city, as I have found out!

I'm planning to make this lower sodium by making a white sauce and adding sauteed mushrooms, that should be good...I hope so, anyway. Also, I can make my own stuffing mix with my low sodium bread , onions and celery and herbs.

Many soups are offered in a low sodium version nowadays.

I agree. I make my own with cream of anything soup. Can adapt it for which ever the recipe calls for. I plan to make this soon.

My family loved this recipe but I like to use fresh broccoli. How can I make the substitute? What would be the right amount of fresh broccoli and would you cook it before you added to the rest of the ingreients?

Great question! To substitute fresh broccoli, use equal amounts. For one 10-ounce package of chopped broccoli, use 10-ounces of fresh broccoli. Yes, you would cook it and chop it before adding it to the remaining ingredients. Thank you and enjoy!

lap I used fresh Broccoli What I did is steam it to it was tender then I paated dry and added to the recipe. I also used the broccoli soup instead of mushroom. I made this the way the recipe called for the first time but then changed it the second time.

For many years I have made a broccoli casserole. Originally it said to cook the broccoli first. So I did. Then I decided to just add the uncooked broccoli to the recipe, and it turned out perfect. None of it remained crunchy. Looked like it had been previously cooked. It pays to experiment. The first time I make a recipe, I make it like it says. Then, after that, I will know if I need to tweak it in different ways. Enjoy your broccoli casserole.

What is the sourcing for all the "Amish" recipes? What does "Amish" connote when used in a recipe name?

I'm beginning to think high in butter, fat and salt... ok if your working hard on a farm without gas powered farm implements, but for the rest of us... WHOA NELLY, rapidly expanding waist bands and clogged arteries!

Ha I Was Wounding How Was The Crust ????

Most of these 'amish' recipes are not all they're hyped up to be. If you need nutritional information you should be looking at diabetic sites.

This sounded so good, however it was not. My husband who will anything put in front of him said it was not the best. In step 3 it said to "pour" half the soup mixtrue over the stuffing. That mixture was like glue. There was no way you could pour it so I put several spoonfulls over the stuffing and tried to spread it..no luck. I thought I missed a step of adding liquid to it . So then I thought the soup would become more liquidie and mix thru the broccoli..nope. The bottom line, I had to throw it out! I've tried many of your recipes but this was not a keeper.

Valinda, I agree with dlita13... This is a fabulous site with hundreds of great, FREE recipes... People need to be grateful!

Not crazy for frozen broccoli,can I use fresh ??

Valinda, please go to a site that will hold your hand and tell you what they estimate the nutritional values to be - or do you just like to complain?

Read this to my husband & he would like real bacon bits in it?

I really wish you would post the nutritional info on these receipts. It would be so helpful.

do you make the stuffing mix first before you mix with the broccoli or put in as is out of box?

I put the stuffing in right from the box. Should I have made the stuffing first? Thank you for your reply.

This came out too salty to eat. What did I do wrong? I used a boxed stuffing mix. Otherwise it would have been very good. Had to discard it.

The only thing you did wrong was follow the recipe. Take your pick, the excess salt could have come from the canned soup, the boxed stuffing, the butter if you use salted, or the 1/2 tsp. of added salt! Call me crazy but I just don't believe the Amish use canned soup, frozen broccoli, and boxed stuffing. There are a lot of interesting recipes on this site, but one must remember, they are all about fast, cheap and easy here. Not health.

I have a question, on the soup, do you add a soup can of liquid or not?

In answer to your question, do not add a can of liquid, only the soup. Enjoy!

I'd like to see some numbers on carb., sodium etc.

I used light mayo and 2% cheddar cheese. I already had the soup or would have purchased the Healthy Request mushroom soup.

I made this today for our Easter dinner as a vegetable accompaniment to ham. It was a hit, everyone enjoyed it. My sister requested the recipe for Thanksgiving to share with her children.

not fond of canned soup or mayo

That's a no-brainer. Don't make the recipe. You don't have to complain that a recipe has ingredients you don't like. Either get creative with ingredients or keep you own preferences to yourself.

Unlike JVP, I'll give you a polite response. Since you don't like mayo, you can substitute greek yogurt for the mayo (although I'm not a fan of mayo either but I don't mind it in recipes). You can also google for a cream soup substitute that you can make yourself. It's made with ingredients that most people already have on hand. By making it from scratch you can control the ingredients that go into the recipe.

What would be a good sub foe the mayo?

Plain greek yogurt works in place of mayo and sour cream. I don't know if it comes in a lactose free product.

Sorry - just had to chuckle. You start out by saying: Nothing store-bought....and then the ingredients call for 'store-bought' creamed soup, mayo, froxen broccoli and boxed stuffing mix. Somehow, I just don't see the Amish making this dish from all of the 'store' items. It does look good tho, and since I am not Amish, I will give it a try soon.

Yes Kay Marie, this about as Amish as my - - -, but it be pretty damned good anyway ! Use as much low-sodium products as you can, when you can, as almost all processed foods contain waaaay too much. And as has been said m-a-n-y times before .... "ANY" recipes nutritional values will vary according to what 'exact' ingredients are used. It would do you no good to have them written in any recipe IF the brand or size of the ingredient were changed , as they differ in calorie content, sodium, etc.. brand to brand. If you must know exactly ..... take your food calculator with you when you shop.

Actually, I have read a lot of Amish cookbooks and recipes, and yes, they do list a lot of canned soups, Velveeta, and other store-bought items in their recipes!

I live in Amish country and they do use many store bought items. You should see them in Aldi's with two carts full of stuff they are buying.

LHyde, I, too, live in an area with an Amish population and am frequently in grocery lines behind them - I agree with you that their carts are full of standard processed food, including condensed soups and other 'convenience food in a box' items.

just signed up .havent tried yet

Though we cant guarantee the results because we havent tested this recipe without the cheese, we think you should be able to omit it without a problem. Good luck cookin'!

Hi gconway1, you can substitute cheese with a non-dairy alternative, such as vegetarian Cheddar Cheese, soy Cheddar Cheese or vegan Cheddar cheese. Hope this helps!

This sounds great, but can you leave the cheese out? I can't eat cheese.

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