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Broccoli and cheese casserole recipe made with Vanilla Ensure® Regular

Broccoli Rice Casserole Recipe

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  • Broccoli casseroles are great as they require little preparation. Once this meal is in the oven, take a little time for yourself!

    Stephanie Jamain, RD, Dietitian at Abbott Nutrition

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    Respects a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet

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    High Protein

    For people who need extra protein (≥ 12 grams of protein per serving)

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    For people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance

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    Savoury Dish

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  • This recipe takes this much time to prepare Ready in 1 hour 15 minutes
  • This recipe makes several servings or portions Makes 4 servings


  • 2 bottles (470 mL) Vanilla Ensure ® Regular
  • 15 mL (1 Tbsp) butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 125 mL (½ cup) celery, chopped
  • One 300-g (10-oz) package frozen, chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 125 g (4 oz) light process cheese, cubed
  • 1 mL (¼ tsp) black pepper
  • 250 mL (1 cup) long-grain rice, uncooked

How to make

  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter.
  • Sauté onion, celery, and broccoli for 5 minutes.
  • Add cheese, Ensure® Regular, and pepper. Stir until cheese melts.
  • Add rice.
  • Pour mixture into a 23-cm (9-inch) square casserole dish coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake covered for 45 minutes. Uncover and cook for 15 minutes or until rice is cooked and mixture is hot and bubbly.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition facts

Serving size: 250 mL (1 cup)
  • Calories
  • 430
  • Fat
  • 10 g
  • Sodium
  • 640 mg
  • Carbohydrate
  • 69 g
  • Dietary fibre
  • 3 g
  • Protein
  • 16 g
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  • Tip

  • Use your favourite frozen vegetable mix instead of broccoli for variety.

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* From a survey of 1,038 independent-living adults aged 50+ who added 1 serving of Ensure® Protein Max 30 g per day for at least 5 days over a 2-week period, compared to control group (p<0.0001).

Canadian formulation is similar to the one used in the survey. Applies to Chocolate and Vanilla flavours.

† Compared to one serving (235 mL) of Ensure® Regular.
‡ Per 330-mL serving.

§ Brand of oral nutritional supplements.

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