Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Serves 6

How to Make It

Step 1

Arrange broccoli in a steamer. Steam, covered, 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Place broccoli in a large bowl.

Step 2

Whisk 1/4 cup beer and flour in a bowl. Combine milk and 1/4 cup beer in a pan; bring to a simmer. Stir in flour mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 2 minutes. Add cheddar, chives, lemon rind, and kosher salt. Pour over broccoli.

Ratings & Reviews

KristenTorres's Review

March 02, 2014
My family loves this. It's super quick & easy to make. I add a bunch of chopped green onion to the mix to give it some additional flavor.

karenfar's Review

January 21, 2013
Pretty quick and easy to make and the flavor is good. I used reduced fat cheddar. I overcooked the broccoli so it was kind of mushy. Worth a repeat for it's simplicity.

JaxBosley's Review

January 05, 2012
This recipe was not so hot. The beer was WAY overpowering. I even used fresh cheddar and shaved it myself. it was labor intensive and not worth it! We were very disappointed as cheese and broccoli is one of my husband's favorite sides- and we ended up throwing the remainder of this away!

Buklbny's Review

October 25, 2011
Great way to get my family to eat broccoli! Added double the cheese and a little cayenne and tripe the chives - was a great sauce.