Broccoli in white cheddar sauce
This vegetable gets a comfort-food upgrade with a drizzle of cheese.
We could all probably stand to eat a bit more broccoli than we do, right? This delicious vegetable is not only tasty but it is super healthy and even cancer fighting. What other reasons do you need?
Maybe a delicious white cheddar cheese sauce! Don't worry, homemade cheese sauce is far simpler than you think. Check out this video on making your own cheese sauce if you need a visual tutorial.
The best part about mastering this sauce is that it is a great way to use up leftover cheeses. I know, I know... who has leftover cheese? Basically, you can use any cheese you have on hand for this recipe.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup shredded white cheddar
- 1 pound broccoli florets
- Salt to taste
In a fry pan, melt the butter over a medium-low heat. Add in the flour and whisk until the flour and melted butter are fully incorporated.
Increase the heat to medium-high and slowly add in the milk. Whisk vigorously while doing so. The mixture should start to thicken up, even simmer. If it goes above simmering, to a boil, reduce the heat.
Add in the cup of shredded cheese and whisk the mixture until all of the cheese has melted. Remove from heat.
Bring a pot of water to a boil and add in 1 tablespoon of salt.
Add in the broccoli florets. We are just going to blanch them. Here is a video on blanching if you need a visual tutorial.
After the florets cook for two minutes, remove them from the water.
Pour the cheese sauce over the broccoli and serve.
Related Topics: Vegetarian