Home » Cheesy Ranch Broccoli Bake Recipe

Cheesy Ranch Broccoli Bake Recipe


  • 10 cups fresh small broccoli florets
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 container (8 oz) cream cheese spread, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 package (1 oz) ranch salad dressing & seasoning mix
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
  • 15 coarsely broken Ritz™ crackers
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 12×8-inch (2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In large (at least 4-quart) microwavable glass bowl, mix broccoli, bell pepper and water; cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on High 4 to 5 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes, until broccoli is bright in color and hot; drain. Return broccoli and bell pepper to bowl.
  3. Place cream cheese spread and milk in medium microwavable glass bowl. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute; use whisk to blend (mixture will have a few small lumps).
  4. Stir dressing mix into cream cheese mixture; mix well. Add cheese; stir to combine. Pour cheese mixture over broccoli and bell pepper; toss to coat. Spread in baking dish.
  5. In small bowl, toss crackers with melted butter. Sprinkle over broccoli.
  6. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Leave a Reply