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Easy 6-Ingredient Crockpot Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole

This Crockpot broccoli rice casserole is a delicious comfort food to serve with your main dish for your holiday dinner. An easy slow cooker recipe the best thing is the extra cheese and the Ritz cracker topping.

This delicious recipe is so easy to make that it also makes a cheesy side dish for any of your baked chicken breast dinners or any quick family dinners. Even your picky eater will love this delicious side dish.

There’s something undeniably comforting about a warm and cheesy casserole, especially when it’s as effortless to prepare as this Crockpot Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole. This dish combines the goodness of tender broccoli florets, creamy cheddar cheese, simple rice, and Campbell’s Cream of Celery Soup. 

This easy crockpot recipe is a lifesaver for busy days. The recipe only takes minutes of prep. You can mix it together in the morning and sit to cook in the afternoon to take the vegetable side dish ready when you are to eat dinner. The slow cooking process ensures that your broccoli rice casserole turns out perfectly cooked.

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Variations:

This broccoli casserole recipe can be adjusted to your family’s tastes. You can make it your own with just a few additions or changes.

  • Add extra ingredients like diced chicken or sautéed mushrooms.
  • Experiment with different cheeses, sharp cheddar cheese or mild cheddar cheese.
  • Use Cream of Mushroom soup.
  • Use Cream of Broccoli soup.
  • White Rice
  • Brown Rice
  • Jasmine Rice
  • Fresh Broccoli or Frozen Broccoli.
Crockpot Broccoli Rice Casserole close up of the recipe in the crock pot with a serving spoon and shredded chees on top.

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Equipment Needed:

Crockpot Broccoli Rice Casserole in a white bowl with extra cheese on top and parsley on a white counter with a blue and white towel in front. Small bowl of chopped parsley in the top right corner.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 can (10.5 ounces) Campbell’s Cream of Celery Soup
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 sleeve of Ritz crackers (about 35 crackers), crushed
  • 2 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth for a vegetarian version)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray or butter for greasing the slow cooker
Crockpot Broccoli Rice Casserole in a white bowl with extra cheese on top and parsley on a white counter with a gray and white towel in front. Small bowl of cheese in the top right corner.

Instructions:

  1. Spray the inside of your crockpot with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the uncooked rice, fresh broccoli florets, and shredded cheddar cheese.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the chicken broth.
  4. Add the chicken broth. Stir everything together until all the ingredients are evenly coated.
  5. Transfer the mixture into the greased crockpot and spread it out evenly.
  6. In a separate bowl, crush the Ritz crackers until you have fine crumbs.
  7. Sprinkle the crushed Ritz crackers evenly over the top of the casserole.
  8. Cover the crockpot with its lid and cook on low heat for 4 hours or high for 2 to 3 hours or until the rice is cooked, the broccoli is tender, and the casserole is hot and bubbly.
  9. When the casserole is done sprinkle with extra cheddar cheese.
whate crockpot on counter

Hints and Tricks:

  1. Make sure to spray the crockpot well to make sure nothing sticks for serving and easy cleanup.
  2. When adding the recipe to the crockpot, make sure to evenly distribute the mixture. This helps ensure uniform cooking and flavor throughout the casserole.
  3. If you’re looking for a great way to have an extra layer of flavor, a great addition would be to saute onions and add a little garlic powder and add them to the mixture.

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Crockpot Broccoli Rice Casserole in a white bowl with extra cheese on top and parsley on a white counter with a gray and white towel in front. Small bowl of cheese in the top right corner.

Easy 6-Ingredient Crockpot Broccoli Rice Casserole

  • Author: Crafting a Family Dinner
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: CrockPot
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This Crockpot broccoli rice casserole is a delicious comfort food to serve with your main dish for your holiday dinner. An easy slow cooker recipe that the best thing is the extra cheese and the Ritz cracker topping.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 can (10.5 ounces) Campbell’s Cream of Celery Soup
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 sleeve of Ritz crackers (about 35 crackers), crushed
  • 2 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth for a vegetarian version)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray or butter for greasing the slow cooker


Instructions

  1. Spray the inside of your crockpot with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the uncooked rice, fresh broccoli florets, and shredded cheddar cheese.
  3. Add the chicken broth. Stir everything together until all the ingredients are evenly coated.
  4. Transfer the mixture into the greased crockpot and spread it out evenly.
  5. In a separate bowl, crush the Ritz crackers until you have fine crumbs.
  6. Sprinkle the crushed Ritz crackers evenly over the top of the casserole.
  7. Cover the crockpot with its lid and cook on low heat for 2-3 hours or until the rice is cooked, the broccoli is tender, and the casserole is hot and bubbly.
  8. When the casserole is done sprinkle with extra cheddar cheese.

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