Cheese Sauce for Broccoli and Cauliflower Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Cheese Sauce for Broccoli and Cauliflower Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Cheese Sauce for Broccoli and Cauliflower

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"The basic white sauce that your mother probably taught you, with cheese thrown in for yumminess. Definitely helps to convinces kids to eat their vegetables!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    15 mins

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; whisk flour into butter until smooth. Pour milk into butter mixture and stir with a wooden spoon to combine. Cook and stir until mixture thickens, about 3 minutes. Add Cheddar cheese and stir until cheese is melted, about 3 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 04, 2013

outstanding. I doubled it, followed it exact. poured it over penne with some chicken pieces and broccoli. AWESOME Sauce...almost alfredo like, but better...added some garlic as well for a bit of flavor. will use this all the time now

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 15, 2014

I used to make it this exact way all the time. Tonight I tried it a little bit different so it wouldn't be as THICK. I used 2 teaspoons of corn starch then mixed it as usual. Then after putting the milk in I mixed 1 tablespoon of flour with milk (a roux). It came out creamy and smooth. I even used 3 slices of cheap american cheese and it was still delicious. Oh and salt in pepper of coarse.

 
Jan 17, 2014

Simple yet perfect cheese sauce! Tip to avoid 'gritty' sauce: You have to go old school and shred cheese from a block. Packaged shredded cheese is coated with flour to prevent shreds from sticking together, and this will make the sauce slightly gritty.

 
Sep 16, 2013

Very easy and quick to make and even though I'm one of the lucky moms who's kids WILL eat their broccoli without a cheese sauce, I tend to not like it too much, so it helps me! LOL I made this once with old cheddar and it was MUCH better than with medium, so if you're going to make it stick to old or extra old cheddar. Thanks for this recipe! I'm sure I'll use it often :)

 
Aug 10, 2013

I used the recipe to make a Cheddar Potato Bake. I tripled the recipe, boiled 5 lbs potato cut into bite size pieces until almost done. Drained the potato and stirred in enough cheese sauce and some left over bacon crumbled then poured into a buttered 9x13 pan. Baked for about 30 minutes, sprinkled some bread crumbs over top return to oven till browned.

 
Dec 09, 2013

Delicious, very easy to make!

 
Nov 03, 2013

Perfect! and delicious. Just what I was looking for to pour over broccoli for something different. I used a mix of Gouda and American (because that's what I had) and I'm sure you can use just about any cheese you like. Thanks webbsk for sharing.

 
Aug 13, 2013

Perfect! I used 2% Velveeta, instead of cheddar b/c I have better luck w/ it melting. I will be using this recipe again~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 178 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.3 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 14 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 8.7 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 219 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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