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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Broccoli with Cheese Sauce



A combination of vegetables and cheese. Also a classic meal from yesteryear. You can't go wrong with that. Broccoli and cheese. Broccoli with cheese. Broccoli topped with cheese. A cheese sauce.

They seem at odds with each other, yet they taste so good. A simple steaming of the broccoli cook it until it's tender. I was tempted to add some pasta into the dish, but...actually I don't have an excuse why I didn't add the pasta. Come to think of it, why didn't I? Laziness maybe? Whatever the reason while the broccoli steamed away, I made a simple cheese sauce. Making a simple roux and adding a Mexican blend of shredded cheese with ricotta. It added an extra creaminess to the sauce.

Serves 2-3




Broccoli with Cheese Sauce


2 heads broccoli (chopped in sizable pieces) or 1 package frozen broccoli

Cheese sauce:
1 Tbsp Butter
1 Tbsp flour
1 c milk
1/2 c shredded cheese
1/2 c ricotta cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Place the broccoli pieces in the steamer and steam until tender.

Note: To steam in the oven. Place the broccolie in a cake pan or pie tin. add a small layer of water at the bottom and cover with foil. Place in a preheat 350˚F oven and bake until tender.

For the cheese sauce:
In a sauce pan, melt the butter and add the flour. Combine until like a dough-like substance. Then add the milk and stir until milk becomes slightly thicker. Add the cheese and stir again to combine.

Once the broccoli has been cooked through, serve on a plate and top with the cheese sauce.


28 comments:

Heavenly Housewife said...

A great classic! Also fab on top of a baked potatoe :D

alwayswinner786 said...

That looks great!
Easy simple quick recipes are always my favorite. I will surely give it a try.
Thanks.

Donna-FFW said...

One of my most favorite side dishes, prepared beautifully by you.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I haven't had broccoli with cheese sauce in forever. But now I will! And yes, some pasta would go great with the dish!

Pam said...

Oh wow - I haven't had cheesy broccoli for years. This looks really tasty Jenn.

The Duo Dishes said...

Nope, you cannot go wrong with broccoli and cheese. And your sauce is very different than the norm. Mmm!

Debbie said...

Great dish. Sounds wonderful with the addition of ricotta!

Mary said...

A real classic that combines two of my favorites - cheese and broccoli. This looks delicious.

Daily Spud said...

Classic indeed - I'd probably have gone for adding the pasta in too, great easy dinner fare.

teresa said...

this was a total staple in our house growing up and i loved it. i need to make it again for my family, thanks for this!

Jamie said...

Oh, I think this is just perfect the way it is! I've always loved broc and cheese sauce, a match made in culinary heaven!

Lana said...

You reminded me what a great combination this is. Haven't had it in a long time. Now craving!!

megan said...

This looks great! I've been looking for a cheese sauce to serve with baked potatoes...do you think this would work just as well on a potato?

Elra said...

Good way to make kids loving the veggies.

Chow and Chatter said...

this rocks, love cheese sauce cool you added ricoota

Jenn said...

HH, Always, Donna, Pam, Duo, Debbie, Mary, Jamie, Elra, CC: Thanks.

Andrea: Yeah, pasta would have been nice.

Daily: Next time I'll all the pasta.

Teresa: I think it's time to bring it back.

Lana: :-D

Megan: I can't think why it wouldn't

Sarah said...

Mmmmm, my favorite dish!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Ahhhh cheese sauce. The best way to make something that was once healthy no longer healthy...:)

Jenn said...

Sarah: ;-D

Nutmeg: I agree.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Yes, great minds think alike... Your broccoli looks de-lish!

Sasha said...

I make this dish for my girlfriends whenever we have dinner parties. They love it! Except after topping the broccoli with the cheese sauce, I bake it sprinkled with a parm/bread crumb topping.

Cheese plus anything is good : )

Jenn said...

Jen: Indeed!

Sasha: I've got to the the parm/breadcrumbs next time.

Parita said...

I promised my sis pasta with cheese sauce , i;ll try your recipe for cheese sauce..looks delectable!

TavoLini said...

This makes me think of my mom--her favorite side dish is ALWAYS broccoli with cheese sauce :) Yours looks fantastic!

Jenn said...

Parita: Give it a try. It's really good.

TavoLini: Awe. It a good memory. I think You should hake something similar.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

This is the best way to eat broccoli! Smothered in cheesy sauce! Yum!

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