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Broccoli with Cheese Sauce

Broccoli is not my favorite thing to eat, but slather some cheese on top and it becomes my favorite side dish! Pairs well with meatloaf, or anything else you can think of.

Broccoli and Cheese

Broccoli and Cheese

Broccoli with Cheese Sauce

Broccoli with Cheese Sauce

Yield: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 pound broccoli, cut into 1-inch florets with about 2 inches of stem attached
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard mixed with 1/2 tablespoon water
  • 6 ounces sharp or mild white cheddar
  • Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. In large, deep saucepan bring 1 inch of water to boil. Fill steamer basket with broccoli, add to saucepan, cover, and steam over high heat until broccoli is crisp and tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer broccoli to platter.
  2. Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, melt butter. Add flour and whisk over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add milk and cream. Cook whisking until thickened, about 2 minutes. Add mustard and cheese and cook over low heat until the cheese is melted. Season sauce with salt and serve with broccoli.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 349Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 320mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 16g

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Adapted from Food and Wine

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