Broccoli Cheese Bake Recipe
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Broccoli Cheese Bake Recipe

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Here’s a handy and versatile side that’s creamy, colorful and bursting with flavor and nutrition. Pair it with almost any entree for a terrific meal. —Deborah Patrauchuk, Sicamous, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 2/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 106 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 high-fat meat, 1 vegetable.


  1. Place 1 in. of water and broccoli in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch, salt, pepper and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in onion and cheddar cheese until cheese is melted. Drain broccoli; stir into cheese sauce.
  3. Transfer to a 1-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Broccoli Cheese Bake in Healthy Cooking December/January 2011, p51

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sdipiazza User ID: 2106899 235017
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2015

"This was easy to make . I didn't bake it but simmered on the top of the stove. The sauce was really thick and needed to be thinned out a bit. Could have used a bit more salt. Simmering the broccoli for 3-5 minutes was too much. The broccoli was mushy. Next time I'll simmer only 2 min."

sdcowgirl User ID: 5923191 175500
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2014

"I thought this was a great side dish. The sauce was thick and creamy and I did cut back on the onion a bit but over all easy and great."

mrscrazyed1 User ID: 6143812 107052
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"Did not care for this at all. The onion overwhelmed the broccoli and, contrary to ConnieK, we found the sauce too runny."

ConnieK User ID: 282614 189632
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

"This was good. The sauce came out thicker than I expected, could use more liquid in it. May add a little chicken broth the next time I make it."

JBinney User ID: 6110796 171212
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2011

"LOVE this recipe!!!"

yankeesfan247 User ID: 5803827 117665
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2011


asabot User ID: 620927 120808
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

"This recipe was good, but nothing special. It works though if you're just looking for a standard broccoli cheese recipe."

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