Creamy Cheddar Broccoli Recipe
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Creamy Cheddar Broccoli Recipe

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In Wyoming, Minnesota, Amanda Anderson dresses up broccoli with this savory, ranch-flavored cheese sauce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ranch salad dressing mix
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 115 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 387mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. Place the broccoli and water in a 1-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, milk and ranch dressing mix.
  2. Drain broccoli; return to dish. Top with cream cheese mixture; sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Cover and microwave at 50% power for 2-3 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Creamy Cheddar Broccoli in Cooking for 2 Spring 2006, p53

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lissakay_osu User ID: 1956332 65168
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2012

"My household doesn't care for veggies very much, but everyone really liked this recipe! It was super easy, fast, and delicious!"

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