Broccoli with cheese sauce

By 9 December, 2015
AuthorBrocoli PassionCategoryCuisineCooking MethodDifficultyBeginner
Yields3 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 20 mins
 3 tablespoons of butter
 3 large heads of broccoli (divided into stems and flowers)
 1 small onion
 1 clove of garlic, grated or minced
 900 ml of low in salt chicken
 1 cup of whole milk, hot
 3 heaped tablespoons of flour
 3 tablespoons of butter
 2-3 cups of grated cheddar cheese, salt and pepper
1

Cut the onion into cubes, and cut the broccoli into very thin stems and add to a large pan.

2

Add 3 tablespoons butter to the pan and sauté over medium heat until tender, about 6-8 minutes.

3

Add the garlic and sauté for about 2-3 minutes.

4

Add the broth, turn up the heat and let it boil. Simmer.

5

Meanwhile, in a small oven-proof container, melt 3 more tablespoons of butter. Sprinkle the flour over the melted butter and stir until melted.

6

Gradually add the hot milk, whisking as you go. Bring to boil on a low heat and let it thicken. Simmer, stirring constantly, for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

7

Add the white sauce to the broth, whisking to mix well.

8

Add the grated cheese and make sure it is well mixed in before adding the broccoli florets.

9

Add the broccoli florets and cook over low heat for 15-20 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender. Season with salt and pepper.

10

Thicken with cornstarch and water (1:1) if the consistency is not thick enough.

Ingredients

 3 tablespoons of butter
 3 large heads of broccoli (divided into stems and flowers)
 1 small onion
 1 clove of garlic, grated or minced
 900 ml of low in salt chicken
 1 cup of whole milk, hot
 3 heaped tablespoons of flour
 3 tablespoons of butter
 2-3 cups of grated cheddar cheese, salt and pepper

Directions

1

Cut the onion into cubes, and cut the broccoli into very thin stems and add to a large pan.

2

Add 3 tablespoons butter to the pan and sauté over medium heat until tender, about 6-8 minutes.

3

Add the garlic and sauté for about 2-3 minutes.

4

Add the broth, turn up the heat and let it boil. Simmer.

5

Meanwhile, in a small oven-proof container, melt 3 more tablespoons of butter. Sprinkle the flour over the melted butter and stir until melted.

6

Gradually add the hot milk, whisking as you go. Bring to boil on a low heat and let it thicken. Simmer, stirring constantly, for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

7

Add the white sauce to the broth, whisking to mix well.

8

Add the grated cheese and make sure it is well mixed in before adding the broccoli florets.

9

Add the broccoli florets and cook over low heat for 15-20 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender. Season with salt and pepper.

10

Thicken with cornstarch and water (1:1) if the consistency is not thick enough.

Broccoli with cheese sauce

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