Written by Jennifer Sill

This is one of my family’s favorites. Yes – a favorite WITH fresh veggies!!

Okay, okay. It isn’t a HUGE secret or a magic spell. Add a bit of cheese to broccoli and kiddos ask beg for more!! (It is kind of like fairy god mother magic!)

Another plus? It is SUPER easy!

Broccoli Casserole

Here’s what you need:

1 pound chopped, fresh broccoli (I used 3 small heads)

2 pounds chicken – chopped and cooked

1 T Olive Oil

2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of broccoli soup

1/3 cup milk

1 Cup shredded Cheddar Cheese

1 1/2 T melted butter (I used “I Can’t Believe it’s Not!”)

2 T dried bread crumbs



1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees

2. Place the broccoli in a saucepan. Cover with water. Bring to a boil. After the boil, cook 5 minutes. Drain.

3. At the same time, cook chicken. Pour olive oil in pan and cook chicken until no longer pink.

4. In a bowl, mix milk and soup.

5. In a separate bowl melt butter and add bread crumbs.

6. Place broccoli in bottom of a 9×13 pan. Top with Chicken. Then a layer of the soup/milk mixture. Then layer on the cheese. Finally drizzle butter/bread crumb mixture on top.

7. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.


Here’s what it looks like when I do it:

Boil Broccoli


Cook the Chicken


Place broccoli in 9x13 dish


Add chicken on top of broccoli


Add soup/milk mix


Add Cheese


Top with butter/bread crumb mix



















Jen Sill

For nearly 15 years Jennifer spent her time clawing her way up the chain as a television producer and newsroom manager. She's helped create and produce newscasts and talkshows. Just as she was realizing some of her professional goals, she decided to give it all up for a family. Although Jennifer has lived in Miami and L.A., she has always called Nebraska home. She always knew she wanted to raise her children in the Midwest. Jennifer is now trying to find her way in a new world. She may be frenzied and frazzled sometimes, but she would not give up being a mom to her almost four year old and her almost two year old for anything.