Cheddar and broccoli are a classic combination—and, here, we pair those flavors for one impressive side or appetizer that will have everyone reaching in for more. Garlic and mustard help amplify the deliciousness., November 2022


Credit: Photographer: Fred Hardy, Food Stylist: Julia Levy, Prop Stylist: Josh Hoggle

Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Trim broccoli stems so the crowns rest flat on a work surface and the florets are still attached. Pour water into a 9-inch glass pie plate or shallow dish and place the broccoli on top. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on High until fork-tender and bright green, about 4 minutes. 

  • Place a rack 10 inches from broiler; preheat broiler. Line a small rimmed baking sheet with foil. Transfer the broccoli to the prepared sheet and drizzle with oil. 

  • Combine mayonnaise, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Fold in white Cheddar and yellow Cheddar until combined. Using your fingers, spread the cheese mixture on top of the broccoli and fill in the areas between the florets. Broil until melted and golden on top, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

about 1/2 cup
187 calories; protein 7g; carbohydrates 5g; dietary fiber 2g; sugars 1g; fat 16g; saturated fat 6g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 5g; cholesterol 22mg; vitamin a iu 2761IU; vitamin b3 niacin 1mg; vitamin c 79mg; vitamin d iu 1IU; vitamin e iu 1IU; folate 61mg; vitamin k 17mg; sodium 355mg; calcium 177mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 22mg; phosphorus 59mg; potassium 281mg; omega 3 fatty acid 1g; omega 6 fatty acid 4g; niacin equivalents 1mg; selenium 3mcg.