This gluten free broccoli casserole will easily become a favorite among your broccoli casserole recipes! You are going to love the combination of cheese, broccoli and hash browns!
Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
If you love cheesy goodness, than this cheesy broccoli casserole will be perfect for you and your family! Serving your family a casserole for dinner not only makes your life easier but is already pleasing on the tummy! Who doesn’t love an easy dinner, right?
Busy schedules are becoming more of a regular occurence, so we are always searching for recipes that are easy to make and even make ahead. We want dinner time to be easy! This broccoli cheese casserole recipe fits the bill for busy nights!
This is one of my families go to recipes. It can be prepped ahead of time and stored in the fridge until you are ready to bake it! It can be made gluten free and dairy free as well! We love how adaptable this recipe is!
Can I make this gluten free broccoli casserole recipe dairy-free?
Yes, you can! The ingredients in this recipe are simple enough that you can easily sub in dairy-free items. You can find dairy-free cheese, dairy-free cream cream, dairy-free butter and dairy-free milk!
Does this recipe have to be gluten-free?
Nope! If you are not having to eat gluten-free you are welcome to make it with all purpose wheat flour. We live with some dietary restrictions that force our recipes to be made gluten-free. Using wheat flour will not change the recipe.
What kind of cheese can I use for this gluten free broccoli casserole?
You can use any type of cheese that you like with this recipe. My personal favorite with this recipe is cheddar cheese. But if I happen to be out of cheddar, I just whatever type of cheese I have on hand.
Can I make this cheesy broccoli casserole recipe ahead of time?
You can! I like to construct this casserole and store it in the fridge unbaked until I am ready to use it! This makes dinner prep easy! Just pop the easy broccoli casserole into the oven when you are ready! Then dinner is served!
If you have any leftover broccoli, this is a great way to use it up. I love using any leftover air fryer broccoli then to make with this recipe.
What size baking dish do I use?
For this recipe I use a 9X13 baking dish. You can also divide the recipe into two portions. If you divide the recipe use 8X8 baking dishes. When dividing the portion, the recipe is used as a side dish instead of a main dish.
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Cheesy Broccoli Casserole – #glutenfree
- 2 tablespoons butter dairy or non dairy (We like Earth Balance)
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose gluten free flour we use Better Batter
- 2 cups milk dairy or non dairy
- 1 4 ounce package cream cheese, diced (dairy or non dairy) (We like tofutti)
- ⅓ cup shredded cheese of your choice
- 1 12 ounce package frozen hash brown potatoes
- 2 cups broccoli steamed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large pan, melt butter and stir in flour.
- Next add milk, cream cheese and cheese. Stir until melted.
- Add potatoes and heat thoroughly.
- Add steamed broccoli, stir.
- Pour into prepared (lightly oiled) casserole dish.
- Bake for 20 to 35 minutes; or until browned.
Can I make this cheesy broccoli casserole recipe ahead of time?You can! I like to construct this casserole and store it in the fridge unbaked until I am ready to use it! This makes dinner prep easy! Just pop the easy broccoli casserole into the oven when you are ready! Then dinner is served!
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Oh wow... I actually said "oh my god!" out loud as the picture rolled onto my screen. It looks like ooey-gooey, cheezy goodness. YUM
haha! I know I say the same thing with some pictures when I visit blogs. This was some SERIOUS cheezy goodness!
How many is this supposed to feed?
Hi Amanda, for our family we eat this as a main dish so it serves 2 adults and 2 children plus an adult serving for lunch the next day. If you are using as a side dish I would say 6 side dish servings other wise probably 4 adult servings (generous) 🙂
Can you leave out the flour? Or is there a substitute?
The flour is so minimal it is not going to make a huge difference if you leave it out. It is just used to thicken the sauce a bit so its not as soupy. You can use any type of all purpose type of flour or leave out. If you leave out, you make need to cut back on the liquids a touch but not much 🙂
Thanks, Cindy! That's what I was thinking too. It looks delicious! I am excited to try it. 🙂
Let me know how it turns out without the flour! 🙂 It is a great comfort casserole 🙂
Can you use frozen broccoli?
Yes, you can 🙂 I have before and it worked out well 🙂
They only had shredded frozen hash browns at the store last night....do you use the chunks or shreds?
Great question, I typically use the shreds 🙂
Covered or Uncovered?
I did mine uncovered 🙂
Next time I'm going to add gluten free crackers,crushed,butter squares on top of crackers.... 3 celiacs in the fam.,delicious!
Oh that sounds awesome! I am going to use that idea too! YUMMM So glad you enjoyed it!
I added a few pinches of salt and some garlic powder to taste. I think I would add a tad more shredded cheese on top for cheese effect. Thank you for a great meal idea!
You are very welcome, thanks for checking back in with your feedback and suggestions! More cheese is always a good thing! 🙂 YUMMO!
Is there a way to incorporate gluten free pasta in this dish? Sounds delicious!
I would think so. I bet you could add 1-2 cups of cooked gluten-free pasta to add to the fullness of the dish. I probably wouldn't add the entire box of pasta, it might take away from the other flavors, but I think 1-2 cups would be a nice addition 🙂
Oh wow, this truly is the perfect comfort food! Can't wait to give the recipe a go 🙂
What a perfect gluten-free option for broccoli casserole during the holidays! YUM!
Agreed, perfect for the holidays!
This looks so deliciously cheesy and cheese can make any kid eat veggies, right?! I can't wait to try this! Thank you!
Yes, my kids love this one!
Mmm, this looks so delicious! Total comfort food win in my book!
yes, I love cheesy goodness! definitely a fan of broccoli casserole and this looks like a great version.
Thank you so much!
It is wonderful that you can make it dairy-free if you want. Or, in fact, make any modifications that you need to make sure it fits your diet. I think that is very important these days, and I would love to see more recipes like this!
Thank you! Yes, this is a super easy one to adapt!
Any idea how to make this in a crockpot? I’m supposed to bring a crockpot dish to a work party, and I’m the only gluten free vegetarian here. This looks delicious!!
Hi Meghan, that's a great question! I haven't tried it in a crockpot. This is a creamy dish so it really doesn't "set up" much so that might work. If I would venture to guess I would think on low 2-3 hours maybe? I am not sure. I need to experiment with that! If you happen to try it, let me know! 🙂
I made it in the crockpot today, it was DELICIOUS!!! My sons even ate it, and they don’t eat broccoli! They said it tastes like macaroni and cheese but with potatoes.
NICE!!! That's great news! What did you end up doing for heat and time? Low/High and how many hours? That is exciting, I love that they compared it to mac and cheese but with potatoes! Now my belly is grumbling!
I disc low temp for about three hours, it was perfect! Had it again for lunch today and it’s even better reheated!!! Love this recipe!
Yay, that is SO exciting!! Love this! Thanks for letting me know!
This was soooo good! I added salt, pepper and garlic granules. We ate it all.
YUMMMO so glad you loved this cheesy broccoli casserole!! It is one of our favorites too, I really appreciate you coming back and giving it a rating!
I made this tonight and it was wonderful. I just about doubled the broccoli (I used frozen) and used nearly double the amount of shredded potatoes. I added onion granules, salt, pepper, and chili powder. This was so easy and delicious it will go into my regular rotation!
YUMMMM you made some great additions, thank you SO much for coming back and letting me know and leaving a rating. It helps other readers SO much!! So glad its going into your regular rotation!
Made this as a side for Thanksgiving today. Super delicious!
So glad you enjoyed it!