Slow Cooker Velveeta Broccoli Rice Casserole

This Slow Cooker Velveeta Broccoli Rice Casserole is our go-to holiday side dish. Using a Crockpot is such an easy way to make cheesy broccoli and rice casserole. This Thanksgiving and Christmas favorite is easier than ever when made in a slow cooker!

slow cooker velveeta broccoli rice casserole in a crock pot

Velveeta Broccoli Rice Casserole

Velveeta Broccoli Rice Casserole is a classic dish that needs to be on every holiday table. But now it’s easier than ever with this Slow Cooker Broccoli and Rice Casserole recipe!

Who doesn’t love Broccoli and Rice Casserole on their Thanksgiving table? It’s definitely a must make, and it always makes an appearance at our family get togethers. But let’s take it up a notch by adding to the ease of preparing it AND making cleanup super simple by using a Crockpot!

This Slow Cooker Velveeta Broccoli Rice Casserole recipe is as easy as it can get. It is just as delicious as the traditional recipe, but so much better because making it is a breeze! I love broccoli cheese rice casseroles, and this one is deliciously cheesy. I definitely went back for more than one serving!

Make holiday cooking easy with this slow cooker recipe. Velveeta Broccoli Rice Casserole needs to make an appearance this season, and a Crockpot will help you make it hassle-free!

Velveeta Broccoli Rice Casserole is a must for every Thanksgiving. And now it’s even easier to make with this Slow Cooker Broccoli and Rice Casserole recipe!

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Crockpot Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Trust me, this broccoli cheese rice casserole is just as good as your mama used to make it–in fact my mama DID make it! She came over and we did some more recipe testing for Thanksgiving, and this was one of the clear winners. Slow Cooker Velveeta Broccoli Rice Casserole can’t be beat!

We even took the pot full of broccoli and rice casserole over to my brothers later that night, and we all finished it off with burgers (yup, this side dish goes with everything!). It’s just the perfect side dish! Makes me think of home and holidays and tradition all at the same time.

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How to Make Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole in a Slow Cooker

Your Thanksgiving prep just got a little bit easier with this Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole recipe! The classic casserole is so good, and you lose none of the flavor with this slow cooker version.

How to make Velveeta Broccoli Rice Casserole:

  1. Prepare your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray and set it to your desired temperature.
  2. Combine Velveeta, broccoli, rice, and the rest of the casserole ingredients in the Crockpot.
  3. Cover and cook for 2 hours on High OR for 4 hours on Low.

So simple, there’s almost nothing to it! This Slow Cooker Broccoli and Rice Casserole recipe seems too good to be true, but it really is that easy. You can make a crushed cracker topping to add some extra texture into the mix too.

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Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without a casserole or two, and I hope this Slow Cooker Velveeta Broccoli Rice Casserole makes it to your family’s table! It’s an easy addition to any holiday menu, and you won’t regret it. It’s creamy, dreamy, comforting, traditional…total holiday perfection! Three cheers for easy family favorites that make the holidays memorable for years to come. Oh and that ONE POT to clean up in total sure doesn’t hurt either.

See the recipe card below for details on how to make Velveeta Broccoli Rice Casserole. Enjoy!

 

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4.41 from 10 votes
This Slow Cooker Velveeta Broccoli Rice Casserole is our go-to holiday side dish. Using a Crockpot is such an easy way to make cheesy broccoli and rice casserole. This Thanksgiving and Christmas favorite is easier than ever when made in a slow cooker!
Slow Cooker Velveeta Broccoli Rice Casserole
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 15 mins
 

This Slow Cooker Velveeta Broccoli Rice Casserole is our go-to holiday side dish. Using a Crockpot is such an easy way to make cheesy broccoli and rice casserole. This Thanksgiving and Christmas favorite is easier than ever when made in a slow cooker!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli casserole, broccoli cheese casserole
Servings: 6
Calories: 331 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
Ingredients
  • cup Minute Rice
  • ¾ lb. 3 inches Velveeta Cheese, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 large package 14.4 oz chopped frozen broccoli
  • 1 teaspoon onion flakes or ¼ cup onion minced
  • 1 can 8 oz. water chestnuts, drained and diced
  • 10.5 ounces Cream of Mushroom Soup click for recipe!
  • 1 can 10½ oz. Unsalted Chicken or Beef Broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup white wine opt.
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper ground
  • Optional topping:
  • 1 cup crushed Ritz crackers.
  • ¼ cup butter melted
Instructions
  1. Turn slow cooker to desired temperature.
  2. Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and stir thoroughly.
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH 2 hours or LOW 4 hours.
  5. If desired (and if your crock pot has removable crock), combine crushed crackers and melted butter. Sprinkle the cracker/butter mixture over cooked casserole and place under oven broiler to brown. It can burn quickly, so watch closely.
  6. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Velveeta Broccoli Rice Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 1010mg 42%
Potassium 465mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 8g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 25.4%
Vitamin C 71.5%
Calcium 40.9%
Iron 10.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Karlee
Looks good! I just have a question about the recipe, do you cook it high for 2 hours AND THEN low for 4, or is it one or the other?
    Glenda Reynolds
    Why size crock pot do you use 4 or 6 qt
    Becky Hardin
    It's one or the other. Whichever is more convenient for you! Hope you love the recipe :)
Cheryl
Do you have to cook the rice first or just put it in dry?
Betsy
Can you substitute regular shredded cheese in place of the velveta?
    Becky Hardin
    It wouldn't have the same creamy texture unfortunately. There are different ways to do it, but we prefer the consistency of velveeta in this recipe. Hope that helps!! Happy Thanksgiving :)
Megan
Have you ever tried to double the recipe in your crockpot? Do you think it would turn out ok if doubled?
    Laura
    I was wondering the same thing. I'd like to double it and take it to Thanksgiving.
    Becky Hardin
    I haven't ever doubled it but I think it would work just fine if you had a big enough crockpot :)
Laurel
Do you thaw the broccoli first? Or use frozen
Laurel
Do you thaw broccoli first?
Leann Erhardt
did anyone double the recipe? How did it turn out?
Leann Erhardt
Did anyone try to double this? How did it turn out?
Emily
Can you add chicken to it?
Andrea Tournis-Vagenas
Can I substitute brown rice?
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