Cheesy Broccoli and Cauliflower

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

Great way to dress up veggies!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut broccoli and cauliflower into florets, discarding outer leaves and stems.
  2. You should have about 8 cups broccoli florets and 4 cups cauliflower.
  3. In a large pot, bring 8 cups of lightly salted water to a boil.
  4. Add cauliflower; cook 2 minutes.
  5. Add broccoli; cook an additional 6 minutes or until vegetables are crisp tender. Drain.
  6. While vegetables are cooking, make Cheese Sauce:.
  7. In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook 1 minute.
  8. Gradually whisk in the milk; continue to whisk until smooth. Bring to a boil.
  9. Remove from heat and stir in cheese, mustard, chiles, hot-pepper sauce and salt.
  10. Stir until smooth. If a thinner sauce is desired, stir in a few more tablespoons of milk.
  11. To serve, place vegetables in large serving dish and pour cheese sauce over the top. Serve immediately.
  12. Do Ahead: Cook vegetables, rinse under cold water to stop cooking. Drain and refrigerate. Prepare sauce; let cool, then cover and refrigerate up to a day ahead.
  13. To serve, uncover; remove from refrigerator and let stand 30 minutes.
  14. Reheat separately in microwave oven (adding more milk to sauce as needed).


Most Helpful

I brought this dish to a friends house for dinner, because she has a veggie picky son and a veggie picky husband. I left out the hot sauce to make it more kid friendly. We were all happy with the result - very tasty!

pdxfoodie53 January 13, 2013

We loved this! The cheese sauce gives a nice zip to the veggies, especially the green chilies and pepper sauce. Love the fact that this can be made ahead of time too. Another great recipe, Shanna Bennett.

Merlot March 10, 2008

used a habanero based sauce,worked well

barry marsh April 07, 2006

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a