Tested till perfect Steamed Broccoli with Cheese Sauce
Steamed Broccoli with Cheese Sauce
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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.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: May 2007

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4 to 6


  • 1 bunch 1bunchbroccoli

Cheese Sauce

  • 2 tbsp 2tbspbutter
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspall-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 1cupmilk
  • 1 cup 1cupshredded extra old Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspdry mustard
  • 1 Pinch 1Pinchcayenne pepper
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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.

Additional information : Variation
Steamed Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce: Replace broccoli with 1 head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets. Increase steaming time to 9 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per each of 6 servings: about

cal 171 pro 9g total fat 11g sat. fat 7g
carb 11g fibre 2g chol 33mg sodium 293mg

% RDI:

calcium 20 iron 6 vit A 24 vit C 95
folate 48
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