Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Sauce

I was trying to perfect my cheddar cheese sauce using gluten-free all-purpose flour the other day. I had made a number of recipes using the sauce before, but I wanted to make sure the recipe was exactly right before I released my Manly recipe ebook on Kindle. I had some broccoli in the freezer, so combining them seemed like it was meant to be.

If you have kids who aren’t particularly fond of vegetables, this recipe is a great way to kind of “trick” them into thinking they are getting a treat – but still getting the nutritional powerhouse known as broccoli in their bellies. I am huge fan of both broccoli and cheese, so this recipe is right up my alley!

Broccoli and Cheese Sauce - This Gluten Free Life

The cheese sauce calls for 1.5 cups of shredded cheddar, which I think is a good amount, but if you like your sauce really cheesy, you can throw some more in there. I also used frozen broccoli that steamed in its bag in the microwave. If you have fresh broccoli, I would recommend steaming it or sauteing it before adding the cheese sauce.

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Sauce

 

Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 bag frozen broccoli (or two fresh broccoli crowns, steamed)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook frozen broccoli according to directions on package.
  2. While frozen broccoli is cooking, combine 1/4 cup milk and the gluten-free flour in a saucepan; stir with a whisk.
  3. Stir in remaining 3/4 cup milk. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low; simmer 2 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese, stirring until cheese melts.
  5. Pour cheese sauce over broccoli.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
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