8 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup broccoli and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

Not only is broccoli a good source of folate, but it also offers plenty of vitamin K, a bit of vitamin E, and vitamin C to boost brain power. The cheeses add richness to the sauce in this comfort-food side dish.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 4 ingredients in a small, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Heat to 180° or until tiny bubbles form around edge (do not boil). Remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes. Strain milk mixture through a sieve into a bowl, reserving milk. Discard solids. Wipe pan clean with paper towels; add strained milk and flour to pan, stirring with a whisk. Return pan to medium heat; cook 2 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove from heat. Add cheeses, salt, and pepper, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Keep warm.

Step 2

Cook broccoli in boiling water 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Top with cheese sauce; serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

Tasty but time consuming

March 28, 2015
This broccoli sauce had a really great flavor but I don't think it will be one of my go to recipes simply due to the time it took to make.  

cookinla's Review

June 28, 2009
We think this sauce is delicious. The flavor is great and it is worth the extra steps. I did try to halve the recipe which didn't work too well and had to add quite a bit of extra milk before adding the cheese (but it still tasted great!). Have made with real onions and with onion powder, both turned out great.