Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

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Cheesy Broccoli Casserole is an easy vegetable side dish for weeknight dinners all year long. Just toss blanched broccoli florets in an easy homemade Havarti cheese sauce, then top with salty cracker crumbs!

By: Meggan Hill, Culinary Hill


  • 2 pounds fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 ounces Roth Creamy Havarti cheese, shredded
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crumbled


  1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly for 3 minutes, without letting the flour brown.
  2. Remove pan from the heat and slowly whisk in the milk. Set the pan over medium heat. Bring sauce to a simmer whisking constantly. Reduce heat to low, cover partially, and cook, whisking occasionally, until sauce has thickened and is smooth, about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, add Havarti cheese, and whisk until cheese is melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, bring 4 quarts water to a boil. Add broccoli and cook until just tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. Drain well and carefully pat dry.
  5. Stir broccoli into the cheese sauce. Set pan over low heat and cook, stirring often until the sauce is heated, about 2 minutes.
  6. Pour broccoli mixture into a 2-quart casserole dish. Sprinkle an even layer of cracker crumbs over the top. Serve hot.