Broccoli and Smoked Sausage Bake

Dive into the comforting embrace of this Hearty Broccoli and Smoked Sausage Casserole, a dish that promises warmth and satisfaction with every bite. Perfect for those chilly evenings or when you’re in need of a comforting meal, this recipe combines the earthy flavors of fresh broccoli with the smoky richness of sausage, all enveloped in a creamy, cheesy sauce.

With a golden, crispy topping of cheddar and Parmesan, this casserole is not just a meal but an experience. Whether you’re gathering around the dinner table with family or looking for a fulfilling dish that brings comfort and joy, this casserole is sure to impress. Let’s embark on a culinary journey that celebrates simplicity, flavor, and the joy of homemade cooking.


  • 20 oz of fresh broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 16 oz of smoked sausage, sliced into rounds
  • 8 oz of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tsp of onion powder (as an alternative to garlic powder for a twist)
  • 1/2 tsp of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup of finely shredded Parmesan cheese, for topping
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  1. Preheat the Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C). This ensures your casserole cooks evenly.
  2. Prepare the Broccoli: Steam the broccoli florets until they are just tender, about 3-4 minutes. You want them to retain some bite as they will continue to cook in the oven.
  3. Cook the Sausage: In a skillet over medium heat, cook the sliced smoked sausage until they are slightly browned. This adds a nice texture and deepens the flavor.
  4. Mix the Creamy Base: In a large mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, shredded cheddar cheese (reserve a little for topping), onion powder, black pepper, and salt. Mix until well combined.
  5. Combine Ingredients: Add the steamed broccoli and cooked sausage to the cream cheese mixture. Gently fold everything together until the broccoli and sausage are well coated.
  6. Assemble the Casserole: Transfer the mixture into a greased baking dish. Spread evenly.
  7. Add the Toppings: Sprinkle the top with the reserved cheddar cheese and the grated Parmesan cheese. This will create a deliciously crispy top layer.
  8. Bake: Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown on top.
  9. Serve: Let the casserole sit for a few minutes before serving. This allows the flavors to meld together and makes it easier to serve.

Enjoy this comforting and hearty dish with a side salad or your favorite bread for a complete meal. This recipe offers a delightful twist on classic ingredients, ensuring a unique culinary experience while respecting the original inspiration.

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