Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This my adopted recipe. Very good, I didn't have swiss cheese so I used cheddar. I think I used about 1/2 cup. The cheese sauce turned out good, it's so fast doing everything in the microwave. The prep and cooking times are approximate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash broccoli; remove outer leaves and tough part of stalks.
  2. Cut broccoli stalks lengthwise into uniform spears, or slice thin crosswise.
  3. In a 1-quart casserole combine broccoli, water and 1/8 t salt.
  4. Micro-cook, covered, on 100% power for 5 to 6 minutes or just till tender.
  5. Drain: Let stand, covered, while preparing sauce.
  6. For sauce, in a 1-cup measure microwave butter or margarine, uncovered, on 100% power for 30 to 45 seconds or till melted.
  7. Stir in flour, dash salt, and pepper; Stir in milk.
  8. Micro-cook, uncovered, on 100% power for 1 to 2 minutes or till thickened and bubbly, stirring every 30 seconds.
  9. Stir in shredded cheese till melted.
  10. Serve sauce atop broccoli.
Most Helpful

This was fabulous! Very quick and easy, all cooking done in the microwave with minimum clean up. Doubled the sauce for a large bunch of broccoli. I thought swiss could be a little wierd, and I am really not wild about sauce on vegetables but was willing to give it a try. It did need a couple of shakes of garlic salt but WOW!! this was great. My husband HATES broccoli and even he liked it. (He normally does not participate in reviews at all, but actually said I should mention this). I know cheddar would be very good as well. Thanks, Dorel, for adopting!

LonghornMama April 13, 2005

This is so easy to do this cheese sauce. I used butter, black pepper and no salt. I used cheddar cheese. Thanks Dorel :) Made for I Recommend tag game

Boomette January 02, 2011

I was just blown away by this method. I never realized that you could make a bechamel/white sauce in the micro. I probably tripled the recipe as I was making it for the whole family. It was so easy, I am going to be making the sauce again and again. I was needlessly worried that there would be an uncooked flour taste, there wasn't. I thought it might be lumpy, it was not. I love this, and I used cheddar jack cheese, which I did need to warm the mix up a bit to get all the cheese to melt.

Margie99 July 14, 2010