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May 14, 2020 2 min read

If we haven't said it yet, we love casseroles! They take minutes to prepare and create little to no mess as it's cooked and served in the same dish.

Most often casseroles are made with protein like beef, chicken, or fish, but I promise you, veggie casseroles are just as good. Especially if it's a broccoli and cheese casserole. Your family will be licking their fingers after this one! (P.S. It goes well with roasted ham and potatoes.)

Follow these easy instructions and you will learn how to make broccoli cheese casserole in your cast iron casserole dish in no time at all!

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Can I freeze broccoli casserole leftovers?

Absolutely. Broccoli out of all vegetables loves to be frozen. Well, it doesn't mind it as it doesn't get too mushy when thawed, though it all depends on how you prepare it. 

To freeze a broccoli bake, first, wait until it cools completely. Freezing warm casserole will make it watery and mushy. Once it's cold, simply freeze it in your casserole dish. It's best to have a dish that is both freezer-proof and oven-proof. Alternatively, you can transfer your broccoli casserole into portion size containers, however, as it will have mushroom and soup sauce it may not turn out to be as presentable as the "original" casserole. 

Now the secret is to wrap the dish very well. Cover it with plastic wrap and then a layer of foil. For extra protection, add into a freezer bag (not necessary, but advisable). Then put it in a freezer. 

When you want to enjoy your cheesy broccoli again, leave it in the fridge overnight to thaw and bake it the next day. This will prevent the meal from burning as this way it will heat more evenly. 


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