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Surprise Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

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My family loves to eat and usually, that is a good thing but with so many of our foods being high in carbohydrates and other undesirable ingredients I have been avoiding making their favorite dishes.

I still receive requests to make some of our family favorites but I have been trying to recreate these recipes in a healthier way.

My newest creation is this Surprise Cheesy Broccoli Casserole that has fewer carbohydrates and calories than the original recipe but even more of that cheesy tasty flavor!

Surprise Broccoli Casserole

I bet you are wondering what the surprise is, aren’t you?

Whenever I hear there is a surprise in my food I am a little hesitant to take a bite but trust me this is worth waiting for.

The surprise is that instead of crackers or a floury mixture, I just used Pork rinds.

Crazy right? I have recently learned that pork rinds are not only high in protein but they are low in carbohydrates!

That information has put me on a mission to create as many tasty dishes as I can using this crunchy low carb treat.

This recipe is so tasty that I shared it on Fox News. Everyone loved it as much as my family did and you will too!

All you need to make this delicious dish is :

Surprise Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

2 Pound Bag of Frozen Broccoli

1 Pound of Velveeta Cheese

 1 (2.5 Ounce) Bag of Pork Rinds

1 Tablespoon of Butter

Your Favorite Casserole Dish

Surprise Broccoli Casserole

The first step to making this Surprise Broccoli Casserole is to steam your broccoli or boil until soft (about 10-15 minutes) depending on which method you prefer.

I boil it for a quick meal although I know that this may take out some of the nutrients I just don’t always have the time to steam my veggies.

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees and when the Broccoli is softened, strain and add to a casserole dish. I then stir in chunks of Velveeta cheese making sure to evenly spread throughout the broccoli.

Surprise Broccoli Casserole

Crush the pork rinds by either smashing them while in a bag or crumbling in your hand, I prefer the crumbling in my hand. I then sprinkle the crumbled pork rinds on top.

Melt the butter until it is liquid and pour evenly over the top of the casserole.

Pop it in the oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes. The topping may achieve a brown crisp on top where the butter was poured, this is my daughter’s favorite part!

Surprise Cheesy Broccoli

Did you try this Surprise Cheesy Broccoli Casserole recipe yet? What did your family think of the surprise?

About Thirty Something Super Mom

Melissa Dixon Thirty Something Super Mom
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My journey started after a Crohn's disease diagnosis, inspiring a commitment to well-being. This site shares my distinctive approach to healthy living with my collection of nutritious recipes that boast authentic flavors, mimicking the indulgence of traditional dishes. I love sharing guilt free recipes for low carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo, and the specific carbohydrate diet. I also share tips on natural living, including homemade cleaners and cleaning hacks. I also share my experience as a veterinary technician and pet groomer, to integrate pet health tips, homemade dog food recipes, and grooming insights to ensure your pets thrive.

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

Thursday 10th of September 2015

I can imagine how tasty this must be because of the pork rinds! I would try this soon.


Saturday 29th of August 2015

I've never done my broccoli casserole with pork rinds, I bet that is really good!!


Saturday 29th of August 2015

This looks similar to a dish we make. I'd like to try it with the pork rinds though. I'm curious what flavor it brings to the dish.

Uplifting Families

Friday 28th of August 2015

This sounds delicious. I love broccoli but don't serve it often because my husband doesn't like the smell.


Friday 28th of August 2015

what a great dish and it's low carb too. I'm printing it to make later!

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