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Topping steamed broccoli with a good-for-you cheese sauce is an easy way to entice picky eaters to eat their veggies.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2011


Recipe Summary

20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Trim 1/2 inch off broccoli stalks; remove the tough outer layer with a vegetable peeler. Cut the broccoli lengthwise so the florets attached to the long stalks are 1 to 2 inches wide. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a Dutch oven fitted with a steamer basket. Steam the broccoli until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, whisk flour and 1/4 cup milk in a small bowl until smooth. Heat the remaining 3/4 cup milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat until steaming. Whisk in the flour mixture; cook, whisking, until thickened, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat; add cheese, salt, pepper and nutmeg (if using). Drizzle over the broccoli. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

94 calories; protein 7.1g; carbohydrates 10.6g; dietary fiber 1.9g; sugars 4.2g; fat 3.1g; saturated fat 1.6g; cholesterol 9.8mg; vitamin a iu 653.3IU; vitamin c 61.7mg; folate 52.9mcg; calcium 193.1mg; iron 0.7mg; magnesium 25.2mg; potassium 334.3mg; sodium 374.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1 vegetable, 1 medium-fat meat