Broccoli, Cheese & Rice Casserole


Ditch the baking dish and make this easy skillet broccoli, cheese and rice casserole. Cooking the casserole in a skillet keeps the flavors and textures fresh--no mushy, sad broccoli! Serve this easy side with baked chicken for a family-pleasing healthy dinner that's ready in just 30 minutes. It would also be a great addition to your Thanksgiving spread or a party buffet.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 8 ounces fresh cremini mushrooms, stemmed and chopped

  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme

  • 2 (8.8 ounce) packages microwavable brown rice or 3 1/2 cups cooked brown rice

  • 1 cup unsalted chicken broth

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 3 cups broccoli florets, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 1 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat broiler and position a rack 6 to 8 inches from the heat source. Melt butter in a large high-sided broiler-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onion; cook, stirring often, until browned and tender, about 7 minutes. Add garlic and thyme; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add rice, stirring to coat and break up clumps.

  2. Whisk broth, sour cream, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper in a bowl until smooth. Whisk in cornstarch. Add the mixture to the pan; stir to combine. Stir in broccoli; let the mixture come to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium and cook until the broccoli is bright green and tender, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat; sprinkle with cheese.

  3. Transfer the skillet to the oven; broil until the cheese has melted, about 2 minutes. Serve hot.

    Broccoli, Cheese & rice Casserole

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

264 Calories
12g Fat
32g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 2/3 cup
Calories 264
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 8g 16%
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Vitamin A 1090IU 22%
Vitamin C 27mg 30%
Folate 43mcg 11%
Sodium 301mg 13%
Calcium 143mg 11%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 52mg 12%
Potassium 373mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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