Steamed Broccoli with Cheese Sauce

Steamed Broccoli with Cheese Sauce Author: Canadian Living Credits: Steamed Broccoli with Cheese Sauce

Cheese sauce is a great way to get kids to eat broccoli (or cauliflower). Involving the children in the preparation helps take the yuckiness out of vegetables for them.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2007

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch broccoli
Cheese Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded extra old Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

Method

Cheese Sauce: In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; whisk in flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk and cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese, salt, pepper, mustard and cayenne pepper until cheese is melted. (Make-ahead: Transfer to microwaveable container; let cool. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Reheat in microwave.)

Meanwhile, cut broccoli into florets; peel and cut stems into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices. Place in steamer over boiling water; cover and steam until tender-crisp, about 6 minutes.

Transfer to serving platter. Pour cheese sauce over broccoli.

Nutritional facts Per each of 6 servings: about

  • Sodium 293 mg
  • Protein 9 g
  • Calories 171.0
  • Total fat 11 g
  • Cholesterol 33 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 11 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 48.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 20.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 24.0
  • Vitamin C 95.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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