Broccoli with Cheese Sauce Recipe
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Broccoli with Cheese Sauce Recipe

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"This creamy cheese sauce is a great way to jazz up veggies," writes Sandy Spackman of Trenton, Utah. TIP: "Try any cheese you like," Sandy suggests. "For an elegant look, garish with minced parsley or grated egg whites."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 medium bunch broccoli, cut into spears
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Dash white pepper
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Nutritional Facts

2 broccoli spears with about 2 tablespoons sauce (prepared with fat-free milk and reduced-fat cheese) equals 134 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 241 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 11 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 reduced-fat milk.


  1. Place the broccoli and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 3-5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, whisk the cornstarch, seasonings and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the cheddar cheese and Worcestershire sauce until cheese is melted. Drain the broccoli; top with cheese sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Broccoli with Cheese Sauce in Quick Cooking July/August 2005, p48

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Reviewed May. 1, 2013

"Wonderful recipe and a very healthy addition to any meal. The cheese sauce is easy to make. Don't try to hurry it or it will burn. A little of the sauce goes a long way. I didn't change a thing but one could add other seasonings to give it a little variety if so desired."

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"Are you kidding me? This nasty sauce ruined some perfectly good broccoli. I'm going back to Cheeze-Whiz."

Reviewed Feb. 8, 2010

"We loved this recipe! It also works great as a warm dip for bread or other vegetables."

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