Broccoli with Cheddar Sauce

  • kellip Posted: 01/12/09
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    We love the cheese sauce in this recipe. It is quick & easy & really tasty. We use it all the time as a dip for veggies and apples.

  • klwhitney Posted: 05/08/09
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    The sauce is awesome, and goes well with the broccoli. I usually add whatever spices/herbs strike my fancy, sometimes garlic, sometimes italian seasoning. And I add extra cheddar, but of the low fat sort, so the calories are similar. It doesn't keep well, though, (it seperates into layers, how annoying) so make a single batch at most. I serve this as a side dish for barbequed chicken (my sauce recipe is from this website) or honey mustard chicken (a recipe I got from a cookbook). Compliments both well. My sister, who hates broccoli, likes the sauce on rice. She says putting it on broccoli is a waste of the delicious sauce. It's a good all purpose cheese sauce. But like I said it doesn't keep well, so make it the day you use it, and consider making only half a batch if your dinner crowd is small.

  • Preats Posted: 06/17/10
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    My sauce was thick, but bland in flavor.

  • Mleigh Posted: 06/20/11
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    This is an easy recipe and cheese makes everything better! I made it as a side for a dinner party and didn't want to worry about making the cheese sauce when I had 8 million other last-minute things to attend to, so I made the sauce earlier in the day and just rewarmed it in a bowl set over a pot of simmering water as I steamed the broccoli. Worked out great.

  • ClaraP Posted: 12/28/11
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    Made this tonight and WOW what a great way to jazz up steamed broccoli. The sauce came together fast and was super tasty. Will definitely keep this in the rotation

  • CookingLady Posted: 01/08/14
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    Excellent! I was pleasantly surprised after the mixed reviews. I used Vermont Cheddar, but not fresh parmesean -- I only had the kind that sprinkles out of the green can so that is what I used. Skipped the fresh thyme because I didn't have any. Also, I kept it warm by letting the bowl of sauce sit in a bowl of very warm water as the broccoli cooked. There was very little left over, but I didn't have any problem with it separating as another reviewer did. Easy and very flavorful!


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