broccoli with white cheddar sauce broccoli with white cheddar sauce Israeli Kitchen A drizzle of cheese turns this veggie into a meal. (Photo: Jerry James Stone)

Broccoli in white cheddar sauce

This vegetable gets a comfort-food upgrade with a drizzle of cheese.

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  • Yield: Serves 4-6
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes

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.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup shredded white cheddar
  • 1 pound broccoli florets
  • Salt to taste

Directions

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.

broccoli in bowlBroccoli has great flavor year-round and is exceptionally versatile. (Photo: Jerry James Stone)

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.

broccoli with white cheddar sauceCareful not to overcook the broccoli. (Photo: Jerry James Stone)

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