Funeral Food: Broccoli Casserole

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When my grandmother passed, her neighbor, a literal little old lady, walked up to the house with a covered dish in hand, tripped, and she and her Broccoli Casserole went down.  Luckily for us, she was okay and the lid on the casserole was on tight, so while it appeared misshapen and unidentifiable, the tasty contents remained edible.

This dish has always brought me comfort when feeling low.  It’s a Sandra Lee dream of a dish!

Broccoli Casserole

After I had eaten more than my fair share of her carby-soothing creation, I asked if she would please give me the recipe.


Before I share this recipe, let me say that while I can’t bring myself to make this often, because I prefer food that is closer to it’s natural form, I unashamedly tell you that I will scarf the contents of the pan I find this in any day!

Broccoli Casserole


  • 1 medium onion, chopped fine
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 6ox boxes of stuffing mix
  • 1 12 oz bag of frozen chopped broccoli
  • 2 cans Cream of Chicken soup (undiluted)


  1. Steam broccoli, cool, then finely chop.
  2. Saute chopped onion in olive oil, then add to broccoli.
  3. Cook stuffing according to direction, then add 2 cans of soup and melted butter.
  4. Add onion and broccoli. Stir well.
  5. Butter 2 1/2 quart casserole pan and pour in mixture.
  6. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes.


Optional: add cooked bite-sized chicken pieces to the mixture before cooking. I have added 10 chicken nuggets, roughly chopped after cooked, to the mixture and it was delish.

There is something about this meal that screams comfort and then actually offers it.  I also like to kid myself in the fact that because it contains broccoli, I’m also getting a healthy portion of veggies.  Like I said, I don’t eat it often, but when I do…SCARF!

Someone grab a spoon.  DO IT!

Broccoli Casserole

Happy Comfort Fooding, Y’all!


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  1. Oh you had me at stuffing mix! I would be in trouble if I made this because I would keep sneaking bites from the fridge!

  2. I have to go to the store tomorrow, so will be getting all the stuff to make some of this! I’ve had it before, but it’s been years. Love it! Got it pinned.

  3. I’ve got to try this! My kids aren’t big on casseroles, but they do love stuffing and broccoli. Pinning!

  4. Every good Southern woman {morbidly} knows to keep her house “funeral ready,” to have funeral appropriate outfits for all seasons, and how to make at least one go-to comfort food dish to take to wakes. This stuffing broccoli concoction sounds like perfect funeral food – because nobody wants health food when they are contemplating the brevity of life.


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