Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Broccoli with Cheddar Cheese Sauce Recipe

I love Broccoli. But I like it just plain with a little olive oil, garlic and salt. My kids however, will not touch it unless it is covered in some sort of fattening sauce. This one is for them.

Broccoli with Cheddar Cheese Sauce

4 cups broccoli florets
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
salt and pepper
2 cups milk
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss broccoli florets, olive oil, and salt together. Spread in a cookie sheet in a single layer. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes, or just until color is vibrant.

Melt butter in skillet, and whisk in flour. Add spices. Whisk well and cook for 2 – 3 minutes while constantly whisking. Add milk and bring to a boil while whisking. After it boils, let it thicken and then turn burner off. Add cheese and whisk in to melt, remove from burner and don’t bring to a boil again because it may separate.

Spoon over broccoli before serving.

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