Loaded Broccoli Casserole


We take the traditional loaded baked potato toppings—bacon, Cheddar cheese and sour cream—and toss them with roasted broccoli instead. The result is a cheesy side dish that will have everyone rushing to eat their vegetables.

Loaded Broccoli Casserole
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 3 slices bacon

  • 1 ½ pounds broccoli crowns, cut into bite-size florets

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (if needed)

  • 1 ½ cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, divided

  • cup reduced-fat sour cream

  • 4 scallions, sliced, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Place bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; cook until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to cool, then chop (reserve drippings in the pan).

  3. Add broccoli, pepper and salt to the pan and toss with the bacon drippings until coated. If your bacon didn't render much fat, add up to 1 tablespoon oil; toss to coat. Transfer to the baking dish and roast, stirring once or twice, until tender, about 30 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, combine 1 cup cheese, sour cream and half the scallions in a small bowl. When the broccoli is tender, add the cheese mixture to the baking pan and stir to coat well. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese and the reserved bacon. Bake the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining scallions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

170 Calories
13g Fat
7g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 3/4 cup
Calories 170
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 9g 18%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Vitamin A 2966IU 59%
Sodium 305mg 13%
Potassium 358mg 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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