A wonderful and easy vegetable side dish recipe, this Easy Slow Cooker Broccoli Rice Casserole is so easy to make and cooks in the crock pot! This delicious dish only has a handful of ingredients and is a great addition to any meal.
Oh, the side dish.
I don't know about you, but coming up with a side dish for the suppers I make for my family doesn't always go well. Sometimes, it is just sliced apples.
However, sometimes, I feel inspired to come up with a great side to pair with a dish like 3 ingredient shredded roast beef. This Easy Slow Cooker Broccoli Rice Casserole is an inspired dish.
This recipe has the blend of flavors that are creamy, flavorful and cheesy. Can't forget the cheesy.
- white rice
- chicken broth
- cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup
- cheddar cheese
White rice is preferred for this recipe but brown rice would work as well. Fresh broccoli can be used instead of frozen broccoli. Frozen broccoli is easier to keep until ready to use so I prefer frozen.
How to make the slow cooker broccoli rice casserole
To start this recipe, the rice will need to be cooked ahead of time. Cook the rice according to the package directions or use a rice cooker.
The cooked rice will be placed in a crock pot. The crock pot does not have to be large for this recipe. A medium sized crock pot will work.
If all you have is a large crock pot, that will work as well.
Next, add the broccoli to the crock pot as well as the cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup.
Stir the broccoli mixture together and add garlic powder and pepper.
Cook the broccoli mixture for 2 hours on high. Then stir after two hours. Turn the slow cooker down to low, add shredded cheddar cheese and stir. Cook for 1 hour longer.
Yes, you can! Take all ingredients a mix in a large bowl. Then place in a greased 9 inch square baking dish and cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, then sprinkle on cheese and bake for 10 minutes longer without foil on.
Yes, you can! Mix or match how you would like!
I don't recommend it, but if you want to give it a try, go ahead!
This broccoli casserole can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
This broccoli casserole would pair great with:
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Easy Slow Cooker Broccoli Rice Casserole
- 1 cup Chicken Broth
- 21 oz condensed cream of mushroom soup or cream of chicken
- 2 cups white rice cooked according to package directions
- 16 oz broccoli frozen
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Place cooked white rice in a crock pot.
- Add frozen broccoli, chicken broth, condensed cream of mushroom soup and stir. Add pepper and garlic powder.
- Turn crock pot on to high and cook for 2 hours.
- Switch to low heat and add cheddar cheese. Stir. Cook for 1 hour longer.