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Easy steamed broccoli with cheese sauce — turn veggies into comfort food

steamed broccoli with cheese sauce recipe

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Can’t get your kids to eat their vegetables? You won’t have any trouble after you serve our easy steamed broccoli with cheese sauce!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 6 -8 servings
Calories 213
Author Cheryl Najafi


  • 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


  • 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!


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


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 427mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g