Broccoli casserole makes its appearance on our table every Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s been that way since I was a little kid. But it was only this year that I thought to make it in the crockpot. Can’t believe I didn’t think of it sooner.
Because while there’s nothing hard about making a broccoli casserole in the oven, it hogs one of your oven racks for a full hour. And when you’re cooking a big meal, and trying to time it so that everything is ready at the same time, you can’t always spare the space. This crockpot version solves that problem. Just throw the ingredients in a crockpot in the morning, and your broccoli casserole will be ready by dinnertime. I even have a trick to ensure the cracker topping turns out crispy.
If you’re not keen on using those store-bought cans of cream of mushroom condensed soup, be sure to check out my recipe for a homemade version.