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Broccoli with Cheese Sauce

This creamy cheese sauce for broccoli is a great way to jazz up veggies. Try any cheese you like. For an elegant look, garish with minced parsley or grated egg whites. —Sandy Spackman, Trenton, Utah
  • 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 whole milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  • Place the broccoli and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 3-5 minutes or until tender.
  • 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.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 134 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 241mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 reduced-fat milk.

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  • CalR
    Apr 29, 2020

    Delicious sauce. I use Allspice in stead of Nutmeg, and I use a Mexican-blend shredded cheese. I also finish the sauce with about a tablespoon of sour cream.

  • ekmecham
    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.

  • FarSideJim
    Mar 6, 2013

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

  • zobird
    Feb 8, 2010

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