Appetizers & Side Dishes

Best Ever Broccoli & Cheese Sauce

Prep Time: 5 min  |  Cook Time: 10 min  |  Servings: 4  |  Calories: 230
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Best Ever Broccoli & Cheese Sauce
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min

Include a healthy side dish of steamed vegetables at your next dinner but forget the boring buttered broccoli and go with a zesty, melted cheese sauce instead using Sargento® Chef Blends® Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese cooked until it’s just right with fantastic flavor and a saucy consistency.

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup 2% or whole milk
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) Sargento® Chef Blends® Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese
  • 8 cups (24 oz.) fresh broccoli florets
  1. Melt butter in a heavy small saucepan over medium heat. Add flour; cook, stirring frequently, until flour mixture is bubbly and golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add milk; bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Simmer uncovered 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted.
  2. Cook broccoli with 1 tablespoon water in a covered microwave-safe container on high, 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender, or simmer in water until crisp-tender. Drain; toss with cheese sauce.

Serving Size 4

Calories 230

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 15.90g 25%
Sat. Fat 9.80g 49%
Mono Unsat. Fat 4.00g
Poly Unsat. Fat 0.60g
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 310mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A 330RE
Vitamin C 81mg 135%
Calcium 290mg 29%
Iron 1mg 6%