Broccoli Rice Casserole is a holiday classic and 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!
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 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. This 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!
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.
Looking for more slow cooker recipes? Try some of our favorites: Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes, Crock Pot Potatoes, Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese, and Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup.
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:
- Prepare your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray and set it to your desired temperature.
- Combine Velveeta, broccoli, rice, and the rest of the casserole ingredients in the Crockpot.
- 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.
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.
If you like this Slow Cooker Broccoli Rice Casserole, try these other easy Thanksgiving recipes:
- Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
- Crock Pot Pecan Pie
- Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
- Instant Pot Turkey Breast
- Cranberry Almond Charred Broccoli Salad
- Garlic Cheese Cornbread Drop Biscuits
- Chicken and Rice Casserole
- Spiced Rice Pilaf with Apples and Raisins
Plan your entire holiday menu with our guide to Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes!
would i be able to use regular cheese or processed cheese in place of the velveeta? i’m wanting to make this today and don’t have any
It should work!
This recipe was so easy and delicious!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Kath!
Do I leave broccoli frozen?
Yes, no need to defrost!
Do you use the can of soup just like it is out of the can or do you mix water with it and then poured it?
Straight from the can!
Do you cook the rice first???
I’m not a fan of Velveeta is there another cheese that would taste great as well?!
American cheese is the closest!
Is the rice cooked before putting it in the crock pot?
No, the rice is not cooked!
I made this again, this time in the slow cooker with the right kind of rice, and it turned out quite well. I did have to add more chicken broth towards the end as it was getting too dry and sticking to the insert (cooked it on high). Also used 1/2 cup white wine instead of 1/4 cup. We had leftovers, which my husband took to work for lunch the next day, and he said it was great.
Thanks for sharing, Helen!
What size crock pot?
Can you use regular long grain rice or does it work better with the minute rice?
Absolutely, as long as it is cooked fully!