Pizza-Inspired Broccoli Casserole

This pizza-inspired broccoli casserole is a very reliable way to serve broccoli to picky children, but it’s also loved by adults. I love how easy it is to make – it’s ready in 20 minutes!


Author: Vered DeLeeuw
Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 lb. fresh or frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 cup good pizza sauce
  • 1 cup (4 oz) shredded part-skim mozzarella, divided


  1. Place the broccoli florets in a microwave-safe bowl. Add ¼ cup water, cover, and microwave until just-tender, 7 minutes for fresh broccoli and 9 minutes for frozen, stopping twice to mix.
  2. Drain the steamed broccoli. Transfer to a large bowl. Mix with the pizza sauce and half the cheese.
  3. Heat broiler on high and position a rack 6 inches below flame. Transfer the broccoli mixture to a broiler-safe 1.5-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Broil 3-5 minutes, until cheese is browned and bubbly. Allow to rest 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories: 290; Fat: 17g; Carbohydrates: 18g; Sugar: 6g; Sodium: 643mg;Fiber: 8g; Protein: 22g

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