Take vegetables to the next level with this broccoli puff. Use steamed vegetable packs, Biscuit mix, and cheese to make this kid-friendly side dish.
This is another great recipe from my stash of vintage recipe books that were gifted to me. From a General Mills recipe card, this broccoli side dish is made with Bisquick baking mix. It goes wonderful with dinner recipes like turkey meatballs or fried pork chops.
The best thing about this recipe is that you can change up the vegetables or meat to make it a full meal.
This baked vegetable casserole has-
- Frozen steamable broccoli. You can use fresh, steamed broccoli but I really think that using the frozen steamable bags saves time and me from having to clean additional dishes.
- Bisquick baking mix. This baking mix is so versatile and can be used in everything from this savory dish to desserts and biscuits.
- Wet ingredients like eggs and whole milk. Helps bind everything together.
- Salt and pepper.
- Shredded cheese, I use Colby Jack. Cheese just makes everything better.
How to make broccoli puff step-by-step
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Steam the broccoli according to the package directions.
In a bowl mix together the Bisquick baking mix, milk, eggs, salt, pepper,
Add the steamed broccoli to the batter.
Grease a casserole dish. Place the batter into the dish.
Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife comes out clean when poked into the center.
Tips & Variations
- This is a great side dish for holidays. For example, for Easter serve this side dish alongside this Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze from Dinner then Dessert.
- Swap out the broccoli for mixed vegetables like Winter vegetable medley (broccoli, cauliflower,
- Add cooked ham or turkey sausage to make this a complete meal
Add the casserole to a covered container and refrigerate. Eat within 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven in an oven-proof baking dish.
Freezing is not recommended for this dish. Shelf-stable ingredients like Bisquick or Jiffy biscuit mix are good for up to 1 year. Frozen steamable broccoli lasts in the freezer for 3-6 months. This is a great recipe to purchase these two ingredients when on sale and keep on hand for when you want to make this dish.
More kid-friendly side dishes
And here you are……
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!
- casserole dish
- large spoon
- 1 10-ounce packages frozen steamable broccoli
- 1 cup Bisquick baking mix
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup shredded cheese I use Colby jack but you can use any kind you like.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Steam the broccoli according to package directions.1 10-ounce packages frozen steamable broccoli
- In a bowl mix together the Bisquick baking mix, milk, eggs, salt, pepper, and cheese.1 cup Bisquick baking mix, 1 cup whole milk, 2 eggs, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1 cup shredded cheese
- Add the steamed broccoli to the batter.
- Grease a casserole dish. Place the batter into the casserole dish.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife comes out clean when poked into the center. Enjoy!
Tips for making this recipe:
- I like to use steamable bags of broccoli, but you can use fresh broccoli for this and steam it on the stovetop or microwave.
- To store: add a covered container. Eat within 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven.
Originally published in July of 2019. Updated photos & recipe March 2021. Adjusted the amount of broccoli to 1 bag, instead of 2 and decreased the time by 15 minutes.
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Last Updated on March 5, 2023 by [email protected]
This is a fun recipe that I can enjoy for breakfast or even dinner. Love the combination you have and how easy it is to make.
Thanks so much, Linda!
This receipe is easy to put together and delicious
Yes, it is! Thank you, Sylvia.
What about the milk?
This calls for 1 cup of whole milk, but you could use skim for it as well.
Can you make this the day before and cook it the next day? Thank you
I would not make this prior to the day of cooking. It is very simple to make, and shouldn’t take any time to whip of the day of.
OMGOSH.. I have been looking for this recipe for YEARS. I even contacted the company. with, no luck . Thanks so much for this, it was a family favorite
Yeah!! I hope it’s as good as you remember it.
It is not vegan. Unless I misunderstood?
No, because it uses dairy products & eggs it would not be a vegan dish.
Can I use Vanilla Almond Milk? I want to make this for my neighbor who’s husband just passed.
First off, I am so sorry to hear of your neighbor’s husband’s passing.
For the recipe, you can substitute the milk in this with non-dairy milk. The only caution would be using Vanilla almond milk will add that flavor to this dish, even if it’s just slightly. The good news is you can always substitute the milk with water in most Bisquick recipes.
Can this be prepared in a crock pot?
Yes, just set it on low and try to cook for at least 6 hours. Check to make sure that the center had cooked before serving.
I’ve made this several times. Great as is, but found cheddar, spinach, and bacon to be my favorite variation. Thanks!
The addition of bacon sounds wonderful!