Broccoli smothered in a Cheddar sauce makes an ideal baked potato topping, but we couldn't stop eating it as a side all on its own—so by all means.

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Credit: Eric Wolfinger

Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large pot fitted with a steamer basket. Add broccoli, cover and steam until tender, 6 to 10 minutes. Drain.

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  • Meanwhile, heat butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add flour and whisk until combined with the butter, about 30 seconds. Slowly whisk in milk, mustard, salt and pepper. Cook, whisking frequently, until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Remove from heat and stir in cheese until smooth. Stir in the broccoli.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup
157 calories; fat 9g; cholesterol 27mg; sodium 348mg; carbohydrates 10g; dietary fiber 3g; protein 10g; sugars 4g; niacin equivalents 1mg; saturated fat 5g; vitamin a iu 3593IU; potassium 440mg.
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