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Easy steamed broccoli with cheese sauce β€” turn veggies into comfort food

steamed broccoli with cheese sauce recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 6 -8 servings
Calories 213 kcal

what you'll need

  • 2 heads broccoli cut into florets
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard powder
  • salt to taste

let's do it

  • Steam broccoli until crisp-tender, about 4–5 minutes.
  • While the broccoli is steaming, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Whisk in flour and mustard powder and cook for about 1 minute. Pour in the milk, and whisk constantly until the sauce comes to a bubble and has thickened substantially.
  • Add cheese in 3 increments, stirring until each addition is completely melted before adding the next.
  • Season to taste with salt.
  • Pour this wonderful sauce over the freshly steamed broccoli.
  • Serve and enjoy!

One Last Thing

Whether you make this recipe with fresh broccoli or frozen, it’s a home run for the entire family!


Calories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 12gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 427mgPotassium: 423mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4g
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