Thursday, October 20, 2011

Broccoli with Cheese Sauce

This was a super yummy and wonderfully easy side dish that I paired with Chili Rubbed Pork Chops. It has a lot of cheese on it, almost too much (which you rarely hear me say!), so next time I would maybe add a little more broccoli to the recipe... The kids weren't too excited about broccoli - actually I should say that the BOYS weren't too excited, Bella scarfed it down like she wasn't going to get another meal in a long time! :)

Broccoli with Cheese Sauce
(recipe found at

1 pound broccoli, fresh, florets
1 1/2 cups fat free skim milk
2 tablespoon all purpose flour
3/4 low fat shredded cheddar cheese
2 teaspoon dijon mustard
3/4 teaspoon table salt, or to taste

Bring 1" of water to boil in a large pot. Place broccoli in steamer basket and set over water. Cover and steam until crisp tender, about 5-6 minutes. Drain and return to pot. Alternatively you can cook broccoli in microwave.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, whisk together milk and flour until blended, place over medium high heat and bring to a boil; stirring often. Reduce heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes; remove from heat. Whisk in cheese until melted; whisk in mustard and salt. Pour sauce over broccoli and toss until coated.

Servings: 4
Points: 2 per serving (about 1 cup)

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