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Creamy Cheddar Broccoli

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


2 servings

In Wyoming, Minnesota, Amanda Anderson dresses up broccoli with this savory, ranch-flavored cheese sauce.


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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