Easy Recipe: Broccoli Cheddar Bake

Need a side dish for tonight’s dinner? Adapted from The Mayo Clinic, this broccoli cheddar bake recipe will help to satisfy your dairy and vegetable requirements for the day.

Broccoli is a great non-dairy source of calcium, which supports strong bones and teeth and helps to support muscle and nerve function, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

Broccoli Cheddar Bakebroccolli cheddar casserole

Serves 6


  • 4 cups fresh broccoli, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 cups egg substitute
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a baking dish with cooking spray.

2. In a nonstick skillet, combine the broccoli, onion and water. Sauté over medium-high heat until the vegetables are tender, about 5 to 8 minutes. Keep adding water to prevent the vegetables from drying out, but use as little water as possible. Drain and set aside when the broccoli is done.

3. In a bowl, combine the egg substitute, milk and 3/4 cup cheese. Add in the broccoli mixture and pepper. Stir to mix well.

4. Transfer the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Set the baking dish into a large pan filled with about 1” of water. Bake uncovered until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

5. Remove from the oven and top with the remaining 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Let stand about 10 minutes before serving.

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