Cheesy Broccoli Rice

If you love creamy, cheesy deliciousness – you and your WHOLE family will be obsessed with this toddler friendly recipe! 

For more protein, I added roasted chicken for my baby one day and then ground turkey another day, just because I had extra.

I had it for lunch and dinner on various days throughout the week and I can tell you that it reheats very well. If you have time, reheat in the oven topped with a sprinkle of more cheese for about 15 minutes and it’ll be perfect. If you’re more tight on time, like I am most of the time, heat in microwave in a microwave-safe dish for one minute! 

You can make a big batch and freeze in cup portions for up to 3 months. 

Cheesy Broccoli Rice

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups broccoli chopped
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups cooked rice preferably day old
  • optional: 2 tbsp breadcrumbs for topping


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium sized pan, melt butter over medium-high heat.
  • Once butter has melted, add onion, garlic powder and black pepper. Stir to cook until translucent, about two minutes. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add broccoli, sour cream, milk, cheese, and rice. Stir to combine.
  • Add the onion mixture to the mixing bowl and stir once more.
  • Spray non-stick oil on a baking pan and spread rice mixture evenly. Top with breadcrumbs if you’d like.
  • Place baking pan in oven for 35 minutes.
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