Broccoli With Cheddar Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe is from the May 2008 issue of Cooking Light magazine. With just over 2g of fat, how can you go wrong?

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place flour in a medium saucepan. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly with a whisk until smooth.
  2. Cook over medium-high heat 2 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and thickened, stirring constantly.
  3. Cook 1 additional minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  4. Add cheeses, mustard, salt, pepper, and thyme, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Keep warm.
  5. Add water to a large saucepan to a depth of 1 inch; set a large vegetable steamer in pan.
  6. Bring water to a boil over medium-high heat.
  7. Add broccoli to steamer.
  8. Steam broccoli, covered, 4 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  9. Serve broccoli immediately with sauce.


Most Helpful

I loved the flavor and how easy this is to put together. I used shredded parmesan cheese and didn't have the grainy texture.

Chef by Chance November 03, 2009

I had the same experience as the previous reviewer...grainy texture and I did make sure to fully remove the pot from direct heat (which I've heard can cause graininess). Still- nice low-fat alternative to cheese sauce and had a little zip due to the mustard. Tossed about a tbs of asiago in as well and really liked the flavor. Thanks for posting.

MrsKnox2016 August 10, 2008

The sauce has a very nice flavor with the thyme adding a little something extra. My one complaint was it did end up a tad grainy. I am not sure if this was something I did wrong or because of the low fat nature of the recipe. It ends up only being 1 WW point though, so it is very likely we will have this dish again.

Erindipity July 05, 2008

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