Cheesy Broccoli and Wild Rice Casserole

This side dish is full of surprises under the crunchy almond and cracker topping is a casserole full of textures and flavors that will find you going back for seconds and hoping there are leftovers for tomorrow!

Cheesy Broccoli and Wild Rice CasseroleI love a good old fashioned mushroom soup laden side dish just as much as the next guy (case in point) however when I asked my sister for this recipe that I remembered my mom making, but had never made myself, and saw the ingredients I just knew a little side dish make-over was needed.   Like I said don’t get me wrong I love mayonnaise and mushroom soup just as much as the next guy, but umm well I was sure I could add to it’s savory deliciousness by making a homemade cheesy mushrooms sauce full of herbs, and I was right!

The Holidays are right around the corner and if you ask me there can never be enough side dishes at the table!  So you had better add Cheesy Broccoli and Wild Rice Casserole to your list!!

Cheesy Broccoli and Wild Rice CasseroleThis side dish will pair nicely with roast turkey, chicken, or Cornish game hens; it would also be a nice addition to a prime rib or beef tenderloin dinner.  I’m pretty sure you can’t go wrong with this tasty dish.  BONUS: It can be made ahead of time! (See note in recipe below for details.)  And if you’re lucky enough to have leftovers you’re lucky enough!  The leftovers make a heavenly lunch!
Cheesy Broccoli and Wild Rice CasseroleWild rice, broccoli, pimentos for a splash of color all tossed in a savory mushroom cheese sauce and topped with a buttery almond and cracker topping and baked to bubbling crispy perfection!  I’m going to dare say this will be the new favorite side dish for your holiday table or your next potluck!
Cheesy Broccoli and Wild Rice Casserole

 

 

 

Disclosure:  The United Dairy Industry of Michigan has compensated me for developing and sharing this recipe.  Thank you for supporting the brands that make it possible for Eat2gather to stay up and running. As always all thoughts are 100% my own!

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