Cheesy Broccoli Rabbit Bake

This Cheesy Broccoli Rabbit Bake is so easy and delicious! It is perfect for weeknight meals on the go.

Do you have rabbit or any small game sitting in the freezer? Do you not know what to do with it? Or are you busy with soccer practice, extracurricular activities, work…? Besides the addition of a few ingredients after 4 hours, this recipe is leave it and forget it.

The rabbit slow cooks for 4 hours and becomes tender and shreddable. Once the tenderness has been achieved, with a few more ingredients and 4 more hours of cooking, you will have a delicious meal the entire family will love.

This recipe came about by my desire for broccoli and rice. What’s more American than a casserole? I decided the perfect meat to accompany this dish would be my first rabbit I’ve eaten ever. And boy was I right! There is no person that will dislike this meal. It is simple and delicious yet full of flavor. I hope y’all gobble it up like my family did.

Cheesy Broccoli Rabbit Bake
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Cheesy Broccoli Rabbit Bake

Rabbits may be cute but they look even better on your plate!!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bake, Broccoli, Cheesy, Rabbit
Servings: 10 people
Author: Sophie May

Ingredients

  • 2-2.5 lbs bone in rabbit quartered out with the backstraps
  • 2 cans chicken broth
  • 1 can cream of mushroom
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp thyme leaves dried
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2-1 tsp red pepper flakes can omit
  • 1 onion semi-finely chopped
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 C frozen broccoli thawed, chopped finely
  • 1/2 C sour cream
  • 2 C rice
  • 2.5 C cheese

Topping

  • cheese melted on top
  • french's fried onions
  • sour cream
  • paprika
  • hot sauce

Instructions

  • Add chicken broth, cream of mushroom, onion powder, thyme, garlic powder, paprika, red pepper flakes, and chopped onion to the crockpot.
  • Mix all ingredients until well combined.
  • Add rabbit and spoon over mixture to make sure rabbit is covered.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours.
  • Once the rabbit can be shred, remove all of the bones and shred into bite size pieces.
  • Add broccoli, sour cream, rice, and cheese.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours, or until the rice is cooked.
  • Top with cheese, fried onions, and paprika. Replace lid and let the heat melt the cheese.
  • Serve with sour cream, hot sauce, and additional cheese if desired. Enjoy!

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