What’s green and light green and green all over? Bossy’s Thanksgiving recipe that her whole family adores even though there’s not a nutrient in it!
Sure, some of you are all Celery Root Bisque with Shitake Mushrooms—but Bossy will see your Amuse Bouche and raise you one Amuse.
Meet Bossy’s Broccoli Casserole:
The first thing you want to do is carefully prep your broccoli:
And then you need to prepare the other ingredients:
And now take your one real live food and peel and dice it:
Meanwhile from time to time, check the progress of your main ingredient:
And now it’s time to measure-out your dairy. You will need precisely one cup:
When your broccoli is tender and your preposition is at the end of your sentence, drain it well. Next add all the remaining ingredients to the pot:
After the ingredients are thoroughly combined, transfer to a buttered casserole dish. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and grated parmesan cheese and dot with
heart attack more butter.
Happy Thanksgiving to the best
readers reader in the Blogowebosphere.
Nilsa S. saysNovember 21, 2007 at 9:35 am
Bossy’s broccoli casserole is one step healthier than my mom’s pearl onion soup, complete with onions, butter and cream. Yummmmm! Happy Thanksgiving!
Janice in TX saysNovember 21, 2007 at 9:37 am
This is perfect! I wanted to contribute a nice dish to the Thanksgiving feast tomorrow, without stepping on the hostess’ toes…
One question, when do I add the jar of chocolate milk (rear/right in the picture). Is that the dairy?
I’m sure this will be a hit and guarantee future invites….Thanks, Bossy
hokgardner saysNovember 21, 2007 at 9:38 am
Yumm. Now I know what my contribution to thanksgiving will be.
JMC saysNovember 21, 2007 at 9:47 am
Funny! I love anything that is creamy and buttery and will send me immediately into cardiac arrest.
The Domestic Goddess saysNovember 21, 2007 at 9:52 am
Anything with Campbell’s soup and cheese works for me. The only thing that could make this dish more perfect is the addition of a potato.
Happy Thankgiving, Bossy. If there is any of that casserole left over, please save it for DG.
Debbie saysNovember 21, 2007 at 9:58 am
And I thought ACME products were only purchased by Wile E. Coyote! (I’ve never seen the two of you together…) Here’s to hoping nothing explodes! Thank you for the belly laughs, Bossy, and Happy Thanksgiving!
All Adither saysNovember 21, 2007 at 10:00 am
BOSSY owns lots of mayo.
P.S. I put your bitchin i am bossy t-shirt on my Christmas list. Have you ever been to Kaboodle.com? I know, it sounds like the makeup cases Target sold in the early 90s, but it’s a super cool site where you can bookmark things you want from anywhere in the world!
I’m not being paid to write this, I just think it’s rad.
The Mom Bomb saysNovember 21, 2007 at 10:03 am
If it’s got mayo, you know it’s gotta be good.
This is the kind of casserole I was raised on. Being married to a Russian, I now get a little mopey around Thanksgiving, since his folks usually come with dried herring (heads still on) and gray-colored aspic with hard boiled eggs floating in it. Aspic = boiled beef lard and gelatin, a/k/a meat jello.
RuthWells saysNovember 21, 2007 at 10:04 am
Right back atcha, Bossy!
Nancy saysNovember 21, 2007 at 10:08 am
I’m going to try it. I will have you to thank … or blame =)
Happy Thanksgiving to Bossy and her Bossetts
Susan saysNovember 21, 2007 at 10:11 am
Mmmm! I love casseroles like that. I make a green bean/corn/butter/sour cream/cream of mushroom soup/ritz cracker/cheddar cheese/slivered almonds recipe that probably tastes very similar. I am drooling just thinking about it! We have it at every holiday meal. Or whenever we feel the urge to clog our arteries a little more. Whichever comes first.
blackbird saysNovember 21, 2007 at 10:13 am
I didn’t know that Campbell’s soup had a pull top.
This cannot be Bossy’s family’s ONLY dirty little secret…
vuboq saysNovember 21, 2007 at 10:22 am
At least the your broccoli casserole uses *real* cheese. The one that my officemates LOVE and make be bring in for every potluck consists of frozen broccoli and canned cheddar soup (gelatinous! and delicious!) with stuffing on top. Only processed food-like products allowed.
soNOTcool saysNovember 21, 2007 at 10:24 am
Seeing the ACME cheese made my day.
Happy Giving Thanks, Bossy!
Barbara saysNovember 21, 2007 at 10:32 am
I serve the Green Bean Casserole glop every year because my hubby likes it, and it doesn’t have any “real” food in it either… not even a real onion… We all have our dirty little secrets…
qt saysNovember 21, 2007 at 10:39 am
Oh Bossy, I would invite you over if you were closer. And you could make your casserole and bring it and I would LOVE it and eat it with great relish, ACME cheese and all.
joeinvegas saysNovember 21, 2007 at 11:00 am
I guess that ‘put it all in a pot’ caserole stuff is a cold country thing? (I did notice the brocolli jumped pots between pics). Was this a practise run, or shots from last year?
Thank you for edjumacating us.
Janice in TX saysNovember 21, 2007 at 11:08 am
I think the brocolli thaws in the first stainless steel bowl…then it goes in the big pot, joining all the other processed foods.
I am guessing since this is Bossy’s recipe..but that’s how I’m gonna do it.
Mrs. G. saysNovember 21, 2007 at 11:10 am
That’s some good cookin’ Bossy. Somehow I don’t see this in Martha’s magazine.
madmad saysNovember 21, 2007 at 11:11 am
You could give Rachael Ray lessons, Bossy! Happy T-Day!
whit saysNovember 21, 2007 at 11:15 am
I can’t believe you use store bought mayo.
Howard saysNovember 21, 2007 at 11:20 am
Mayonnaise? Ick! Everything else? YUM!
sue saysNovember 21, 2007 at 11:30 am
Happy T-Day to Bossy and all my fellow comment community members. Around 9:30 a.m. almost every weekday, I am thankful for each and every one of you!
meleah rebeccah saysNovember 21, 2007 at 11:40 am
Have a Happy Thanksgiving Bossy.
Noelle saysNovember 21, 2007 at 11:46 am
I would like to go to your cooking school. Have a great holiday!
Jenn saysNovember 21, 2007 at 11:47 am
That looks pretty darn good. And I’m coveting your measuring cups. My mom does all the heavy lifting on Turkey day; I’m pecan pie girl. Happy Thanksgiving, Bossy and family!
Kevin Charnas saysNovember 21, 2007 at 11:54 am
Is it okay if we replace the broccoli with pot?
Jozet at Halushki saysNovember 21, 2007 at 12:08 pm
Is it okay if we replace the broccoli with more cheese?
The broccoli seems like a filler.
Marathon Mom saysNovember 21, 2007 at 12:13 pm
I love the ACME cheese too. That is aweSOME.
Even though I don’t condone it, it’s nice to see that you know what Mayo really is. Hellman’s and not Miracle Whop.
And, to an earlier poster, Target still sells the Caboodles! They are quite awesome.
I love you all, you might have to come on my next scrapbooking weekend!!!
Heather saysNovember 21, 2007 at 12:16 pm
Are you telling me that after your wonderful broccoli post you are going to use frozen broccoli in your casserole?
Kristabella saysNovember 21, 2007 at 12:18 pm
That looks quite tasty!
My favorite was “if it is still box shaped, it’s not done”
Laurie Foolery saysNovember 21, 2007 at 1:29 pm
I feel my arteries slamming shut in protest. Damn them, damn them both.
And I will eat this on a train!
And I will eat this in the rain!
And I will eat this on a boat!
And I will eat this with a goat!
No, I won’t. Happy Throgsgaffen, Miss Bossy, and all of you whose comments make me snort coffee up my nose.
Momo Fali saysNovember 21, 2007 at 1:41 pm
That kitchen counter is missing a half empty bottle of wine.
Not June Cleaver saysNovember 21, 2007 at 1:52 pm
I can’t believe nobody has mentioned Ree’s blog here. This is just way too funny for words. How about starting a Bossy Cooks blog?!
Bossy, I’ve been reading and laughing at your blog for months, but I don’t think I’ve ever commented. Happy Thanksgiving.
Janice in TX saysNovember 21, 2007 at 1:56 pm
to Not June Cleaver:
Comparing Bossy to Ree is like comparing fish to salmon.
Laura saysNovember 21, 2007 at 2:05 pm
Thanks Bossy-my sister doesn the green bean casserole thingy with the crunchy toasty onions in a can on top. Happy Thanksgiving!
David saysNovember 21, 2007 at 2:22 pm
But you handcrafted the casserole dish yourself, right?
sarcasm abounds saysNovember 21, 2007 at 2:53 pm
Didn’t you skip a step? Where were the Jolly Ranchers?
Happy Thanksgiving to you, Bossy
sarcasm abounds saysNovember 21, 2007 at 2:58 pm
Didn’t you skip a step? Where were the Jolly Ranchers?
Happy Thanksgiving to you, Bossy
Mrs. Chicky saysNovember 21, 2007 at 3:39 pm
Fer chrissake, Acme cheese? Isn’t that what the Wile E. Coyote tried to kill the Road Runner with?
ali saysNovember 21, 2007 at 3:48 pm
can i come for thanksgiving…i’m so sad to be an american in canada tomorrow…
Mr. Fabulous saysNovember 21, 2007 at 3:51 pm
Nice! I fear broccoli like others fear snakes, but I cracked up regardless.
flutter saysNovember 21, 2007 at 4:06 pm
a real live food!
Teryn saysNovember 21, 2007 at 4:28 pm
If it’s still box shaped, it’s not done. Hee. Happy Thanksgiving.
threeboysindc saysNovember 21, 2007 at 4:32 pm
Reminds me of Susan Stanberg (sp?) mama’s cranberry relish recipe. Colors not known to nature and all… You should be on NPR, seriously.
Happy Thanksgiving to the Bossy clan.
Alli ~Mrs. Fussypants saysNovember 21, 2007 at 4:36 pm
Not June Cleaver & Janice in TX-
Y’all don’t know Bossy taught Ree how to cook and how to use photoshop?
Ree (the other Ree) saysNovember 21, 2007 at 4:36 pm
Happy Thanksgiving to all of the Bossys.
From a reader who gives thanks that Bossy is there to make her laugh.
Mr Farty saysNovember 21, 2007 at 5:29 pm
I knew ACME made heavy-duty weaponry for catching road-runners, but cheddar?
Happy Thanksgiving Day, whatever that is.
Meg saysNovember 21, 2007 at 5:53 pm
Is Bossy aware that some grocery stores sell the onion ALREADY CHOPPED? Thus the only thing you would need that pesky knife for us… well, you won’t actually need it.
I’m thankful for the chuckles Bossy spreads to me through the blogwebosphere!
CityMama saysNovember 21, 2007 at 5:57 pm
This reminds me of another food blog and yet…I can’t…quite…place…it….
I’d eat that.
Happy T-day, Bossy!
Leaf, probably... saysNovember 21, 2007 at 6:18 pm
That’s about the weirdest combination of ingredients that Shannon ever saw. Mayo and frozen broccoli?! With mushroom soup?!
Also, while we’re on broccoli, is America out of the fresh stuff? I keep seeing frozen boxes around the blogosphere, which is a new and disconcerting experience for me. Does it taste the same?
greentshirt saysNovember 21, 2007 at 6:36 pm
I make the exact same thing…almost. The only difference in mine is that I top it with crushed Ritz Crackers and butter instead of bread crumbs. Try it, you’ll like it.
Mrs. Who saysNovember 21, 2007 at 6:38 pm
Bossy! You stole my best broccoli casserole recipe. I can’t believe it. But I crush cheese crackers and put them on top. Pah to bread crumbs. Not nearly enough calories.
mr.lootiatto saysNovember 21, 2007 at 7:12 pm
Have a good thanksgiving all you TURKEYS.
Lawyer Mama saysNovember 21, 2007 at 10:19 pm
Hey, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving if there was anything healthy on the menu, right?
Biddy saysNovember 21, 2007 at 10:55 pm
bossy, you’ve finally done it. you’ve made me laugh so hard, i think i’m having an asthma attack.
i love bossy
oh and happy gobble gobble
surcie saysNovember 21, 2007 at 11:16 pm
Yum! I am totally going to try this.
Happy Thanksgiving, Bossy. I’m grateful that I get to enjoy your sense of humor.
Kristin saysNovember 22, 2007 at 12:06 am
Oh yeah… mine is just frozen broccoli, VELVEETA, butter and Ritz! Amuse Bouche that!
moosh in indy. saysNovember 22, 2007 at 1:03 am
At some point does the involve dipping?
I lurves to dip.
moosh in indy. saysNovember 22, 2007 at 1:04 am
Ruth Dynamite saysNovember 22, 2007 at 6:41 am
Have a lovely day, Bossy.
Michael Bains saysNovember 22, 2007 at 6:50 am
“If it’s still box shaped … it’s not done.”
Words to live by.
(Gratuitous prepositional ending happily unintended.)
erin saysNovember 22, 2007 at 8:00 am
Move over, Martha!!!!
FENICLE saysNovember 22, 2007 at 9:03 am
Looks pretty delicious if I do say so. I’m not a huge broccoli fan, but this I could do.
Happy Turkey Day!
Jadielady saysNovember 22, 2007 at 9:48 am
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!!!!!!
(yes, I yelled it. Mwah!)
blue girl saysNovember 22, 2007 at 12:32 pm
Happy Thanksgiving, Bossy! Have a great one.
ellen saysNovember 22, 2007 at 12:36 pm
wow. this makes that classic artichoke, mayonnaise, and parmesan dip look like health food!!!! have a great thanksgiving!
Dr. Monkey saysNovember 22, 2007 at 2:16 pm
Happy Thanksgiving to you dear. Although I hope you forgive me if I don’t use your recipe.
Kelly saysNovember 22, 2007 at 3:00 pm
gobble gobble… Happy Turkey Day!!
Maddy saysNovember 22, 2007 at 8:55 pm
Golly! I’m not familiar with that brand of cheese! I could have sworn it said ‘acne’?
Dan saysNovember 22, 2007 at 9:09 pm
Dan wishes Bossy a Happy Thanksgiving and stuff. And stuffing too.
Haley-O saysNovember 23, 2007 at 9:17 am
Wow! Fancy! Looks deelish. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!
mary saysNovember 23, 2007 at 11:40 am
Bossy, bossy, bossy….
too funny….(thoughts of the pioneer woman strangely come to mind)
let’s hear it for heart attacks…
oops, i mean butter!
lori saysNovember 23, 2007 at 7:12 pm
I have a similar recipe, but mine involves the jumbo size block of velveeta, and no mayo…yick.
Hope you had a good nap after all that food…
Theresa Bakker saysNovember 23, 2007 at 8:47 pm
That looks like the best darn ensemble of yummy food product I’ve ever seen. What a tradition. but I’m a mayo lover so of course I would say that. Happy T’Giving!
Mrs. Chicken saysNovember 24, 2007 at 7:16 am
Oh my sweet lord that looks DELISH.
Suburban Kamikaze saysNovember 24, 2007 at 12:19 pm
But you didn’t actually eat it, right?
This is like a recipe I would make up if I were doing a Midwestern Cookbook parody.
Except at some point you would have to fry it.
brom saysNovember 24, 2007 at 4:53 pm
Gee you Americans have a lot to learn about cheese!!
Still looks good though! 🙂
Briget saysNovember 24, 2007 at 5:35 pm
Oooo, dat looks good. I’m gonna make it and bring it at Christmas, when everyone thinks I’m bringing salad. Surprise!!
heartshapedhedges saysNovember 24, 2007 at 7:46 pm
Did you OD on turkey and broccoli casserole? Where are you? I need my bossy fix, and am waiting for the update on Bert 🙂
Beth saysNovember 24, 2007 at 11:14 pm
Oh yum, yum, this reminds me of the casserole my brother and I begged for every T-day of the 1970s: frozen slivered “French style” green beans, a can of cream of mushroom soup, and on top, those freeze-dried bread-crumbed onions from the vacuum-sealed can (pop!). My mom would never get the canned cranberry sauce you could dump out so it stayed proudly can-shaped in the bowl, though; she had a rockin’ red jello, Tang, frozen cranberry, and orange peel number instead.
Michael Bains saysNovember 25, 2007 at 11:37 am
OK Bossy, the Holiday’s over. Post another!
Janice in TX saysNovember 25, 2007 at 3:23 pm
Ok, I’m getting a bit worried about Bossy.
Can that casserole cause a cholesterol induced coma?
upside up saysNovember 25, 2007 at 3:28 pm
real food is overrated. box-shaped food will be the next food-on-a-stick. mark my words.
Audubon Ron saysNovember 26, 2007 at 1:03 pm
“When your broccoli is tender and your preposition is at the end of your sentence, drain it well. Next add all the remaining ingredients to the pot:”
Not to be pedant, but isn’t it “drain it good?”
ACME makes white sharp cheddar? What doesn’t ACME make?
Pedestrian my big foot. I got some Arnaud’s (real fancy restaurant in New Orleans) recipes that are just like that, they use frozen vegetables all the time and they charge $30 a plate for it in the French Quarter.
That’s IT, I got it, I’m opening a Bossy’s New Orleans!!! Let me know where to send the first check.
Oh, The Joys saysNovember 28, 2007 at 10:45 am
Catching up and stopping by to give you some sh*t in an insider, private joke kind of way and here it goes… (are you ready?)
Here it is…
Uh… is this a Pioneer Woman guest post.
Oh, I kill me.
Missed your silliness… glad to be back.
RcktMan saysNovember 29, 2007 at 9:14 pm
Oh this is a treasure for sure! I love the Organic Mayo right next to the good old fashioned Hellmann’s. And the boxy broccoli… priceless. I bet it’s darn tasty though! 🙂
jennie saysDecember 4, 2007 at 10:54 am
what a nice, light dish!
Sarah saysJuly 23, 2008 at 10:01 am
I found this:
Sharon saysNovember 26, 2008 at 3:23 pm
That looks fantastic! I wish I’d seen it before planning my menu and grocery shopping. I plan on making it for Christmas, though. Thanks!
ruth saysNovember 23, 2010 at 2:51 pm
Hot mayo _ ewwww Kinda reminded me for an instant of that tuna fish casserole with potato chips on top that Mom made in the 60’s and sh thought she was soooo progressive. This menu I bet will stand the test of time.