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Steamed Broccoli with Cheddar Cheese Sauce

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Steamed Broccoli with Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Steamed Broccoli with Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Jessica Braider
If you've got broccoli skeptics in your house, this is the recipe that changed my mind when I was a kid and also my son's when he was younger.
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Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 heads broccoli cut into spears, or use frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup low fat milk (or use any variety)


  • Steam the broccoli in 1-inch of simmering water for 8 - 10 minutes, to desired tenderness. About 2 minutes before the broccoli is done, combine the cheese and milk in a small microwave-safe bowl. Loosely cover the bowl and cook it on high power for 1 minute.
  • Stir the cheese sauce, and if it’s not smooth yet, cook it for 20 – 30 more seconds, until it is smooth.
  • Drain the broccoli and drizzle it with the cheese sauce. Serve immediately.


Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values):Calories 148, Total Fat: 7g, 10.5%; Saturated Fat: 4g, 20.5%; Cholesterol: 20mg, 6.5%; Sodium: 190mg, 8%; Total Carbohydrate: 14g, 4.5%; Dietary Fiber: 6g, 21%; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 11g
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Keyword All, Fall, Gluten-Free, High Fiber, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Nut-Free, Side Dish, Spring, Summer, Vegetarian, Winter
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