Did you know that it is absolutely possible to eat healthier and actually enjoy it? I’m not sure why so many cultures make us think that if you aren’t putting a big glob of cheese on something, it won’t taste good 🙄. It frustrates the heck out of me to see so many folks eating way too much cheese (saturated fat). Okay, I admit it, I have become the cheese police 👮♀️. Now it’s time for me to arrest you, and take you on a ride in my cop car, so I can tell you how to make a healthy casserole without a big glob of cheese on top. This creamy tasty Broccoli Casserole pairs well with my popular “Chicken Loretta” recipe. Yum.
*Laser lipo tummy tuck update at bottom of post.
Don’t get me wrong, of course I love cheese. My favorite food is pizza, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to put cheese on everything I eat. Let me rephrase that last part…”that doesn’t mean I’m going to put high saturated fat cheese on everything I eat”. Fortunately, there are many alternatives and one of my favorites is low fat, or fat free cottage cheese.
So, yes this Broccoli Casserole Recipe does have low fat cottage cheese in it and you will be amazed at how it really helps bind all of the ingredients together while also adding an amazing cheesy texture without all of that saturated fat. If you love green bean casserole, you are also going to love this broccoli casserole…possibly even more! You are free to go, now 😂.
- 6 cups raw broccoli chopped in 1 inch pieces
- 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1 cup fat free (or low fat) cottage cheese
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup parmesan
- 1 cup dried onions
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- salt & pepper to taste
- sprinkle of paprika
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray. Wash a large "bunch" of broccoli and cut up into 1 inch chunks. In a large bowl, combine broccoli and remaining ingredients except the paprika. Spread into baking dish and sprinkle with paprika. Bake uncovered for approximately 35-40 minutes. Serve hot with my Chicken Loretta Recipe.
SURGERY UPDATE: I am on day 17 after my laser lipo tummy tuck surgery and I can not lie, it has been rough. I’m not sure if it’s because of my age, my sensitivity as a redhead (that is a thing), or simply because I had a lot of work done, but either way, I have been going through lots of pain since surgery. On a bright note, I am getting slightly better every day, and I do see great results surfacing. I have been spending my days doing my chores and that is about all I can handle right now. This recipe took me 2 weeks to write, lol. I will be back next week (hopefully) with a gorgeous SPRING GIVEAWAY!Posted by