There are lots of ways to serve broccoli, but this dish takes it to a whole new level.
Broccoli Cheese Sauce
If you love the taste of cheesy broccoli but don’t have time to make it yourself, then here’s a delicious recipe that will take just 30 minutes from start to finish. Perfect for almost any meal, it goes perfectly with roasted broccoli or steamed vegetables.
You don’t have to settle for cheese in a package when you can create your own homemade cheese sauce for broccoli in just 5 minutes!
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I’ve been making this easy cheese sauce for broccoli for years. It’s so simple and delicious that you won’t know it’s a dairy-free alternative to traditional cheese sauce!
Here is what you need to gather to get started:
- Fresh broccoli, steamed or roasted broccoli is fine
- garlic powder
- half and half
- shredded cheddar cheese
Can you substitute cheese?
Absolutely! I like cheddar, but I’d rather eat it on my salad or use it to make a tasty burger than on crackers.
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Cheese Sauce Recipe for Broccoli
You will be surprised how simple and easy making your own homemade cheese sauce for. To start, melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
Butter is very important to making your cakes and pastries come out perfectly.
Keep mixture on heat and whisk in the flour. Be sure to make a smooth batter, then cool completely before placing in an ice bath. Make sure that you’re working on the inside of the bowl. You may have to remove it from the heat. A whisk works fine, but a spatula makes the process of melting and incorporating the butter much faster.
By pre-measuring your spices, you’ll be able to dump them in at once without worrying about measuring them one by one. Stir the ingredients until combined well, so that one side of your sauce isn’t very spicy.
Whisk in the half-and-half slowly until the mixture begins to bubble around the edges. You don’t want it to get too hot or it will start to thicken up and it’s not going to do your hair justice.
Turn the oven to 425 F. Add the cheese to the bowl of eggs. Once all of the cheese is melted, turn off heat and stir in the eggs. You can use a whisk, a fork, a spoon, or a spatula to mix up the sauce.
Don’t add too much thicken your sauce, as it will prevent the mixture from mixing properly. You should add all the other ingredients in addition to the half and half or butter, but you should avoid making the sauce into a liquid base. If you want to alter your taste (trust me, I am good at over thickening to start, ha!) then don’t try this.
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Cauliflower, broccoli, or zucchini would welcome cheese in my house. This is a fantastic basic recipe for those looking to make a simple homemade cheesecake. If you ever find yourself in a situation where fake cheese isn’t an option, you’ll wonder how you ever ate it before
Serve this Cheese Sauce with
How about we make this creamy cheese sauce and have it with these delicious recipes? Here’s a trick I use for cooking cauliflower. Drizzle some cheese sauce on the raw cauliflower, then broil it until tender.
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Cheese Sauce for Broccoli
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 6 mins
Servings: 4 people
This broccoli cheese sauce is made in under 5 minutes and is a wonderful way to enjoy broccoli. It’s also good enough that you might as well make it for the kids to eat as well. This broccoli with cheese sauce is the perfect side dish for just about any meal. It’s perfect paired with roasted broccoli, steamed veggies or pretty much anything on the table.
1 crown Fresh broccoli cooked
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup half and half
1-1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour and let it cook for 1-2 minutes. Do not walk away from stove! This will take a little time but do not walk off.
Add all remaining ingredients except the breadcrumbs and stir until combined.
Stir in the egg yolks and add them to the water-cream mixture, making sure to mix well. Once the eggs have fully cooked, remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
Turn off the heat and stir in shredded Cheddar cheese until smooth.
Spread cheese sauce over broccoli or any vegetable for an amazing and delicious topping!
- Make sure you read recipe article for all suggestions on creating cheese sauce and what you need to do if you over thicken.
- Serving: 1g
- Calories: 205kcal
- Carbohydrates: 7g
- Protein: 4g
- Fat: 18g
- Saturated Fat: 11g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 5g
- Trans Fat: 1g
- Cholesterol: 52mg
- Sodium: 435mg
- Potassium: 102mg
- Fiber: 1g
- Sugar: 1g
- Vitamin A: 567IU
- Vitamin C: 1mg
- Calcium: 119mg
- Iron: 1mg