Broccoli Cheese Casserole

I adapted my casserole from this recipe in Fix it and Forget it a crock pot recipe cookbook. If you like your crock pot as much as I do, you’ll love this book. Although, it has a lot of recipes that involve cracking open cans or boxes and mixing it all together in the pot. But they are usually pretty easily adapted to a more whole foods approach.

  • 10 oz pkg frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 10 3/4 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 4 oz jar cheese sauce
  • 4 oz can mushrooms, optional
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Mix together all ingredients in slow cooker. Cook on low 1 1/2 hours or until heated through.

As for me, I used our own frozen broccoli, I used brown rice, and since I don’t have any local celery, I didn’t add any. Instead of the soup I used homemade chicken broth. Instead of jarred cheese sauce I made my own with shredded cheddar and milk. I used fresh mushrooms instead of canned and fresh garlic instead of powdered. It was easy and turned out well.

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