Sunday, October 24, 2010

Broccoli with Cheese Sauce

This is a favourite side dish in my family. It's a great way to get kids to eat their veggies! Steamed cauliflower or steamed carrots are also delicious with this sauce.


1 and 1/2 lb. broccoli florets, steamed
2 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 and 1/4 cup milk
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Dash of paprika
Salt and pepper to taste


Steam the broccoli florets; set aside. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. When the butter is melted, whisk in the flour until smooth. Add the milk and continue to whisk the mixture. Let the sauce thicken up for approx. 5 minutes, stirring consistently. 

After the sauce has thickened, turn off the heat, then add in the shredded cheddar cheese. Stir until the cheese has melted completely. Season with salt, pepper, and paprika to your taste. Pour the cheese sauce over the steamed broccoli and serve.

*Recipe from Karen McMillan


  1. How many servings does this make?

    1. I haven't made this yet but if you could taste the flour then it wasn't cooked enough. I thought the recipe showed too much flour.....

  2. This was very bland, even after adding salt & pepper. There's not much of a cheesey taste to it at all. I can most definitely taste the flour more than anything. And I used sharp cheddar cheese for a stronger flavor.