Broccoli and Cheese

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So good, your children will ask for seconds—and a perfect side for most chicken and beef dishes

Recipe Source: Deliciously Healthy Family Meals
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
15 minutes 15 minutes 4 servings 1 1/2 C broccoli, 1/4 C sauce, 1 Tbsp croutons


6 C fresh broccoli, rinsed and cut into bite-sized florets (or substitute 6 C frozen broccoli, thawed and warmed, and skip step 1)

For sauce:

1 C fat-free evaporated milk
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp hot sauce
1 slice whole-wheat bread, diced and toasted (for croutons)*
Broccoli_and_Cheese_healthy_eating_614079619.jpgNutrition Facts 

Calories 162
Total fat 5 g
Saturated fat 3 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Sodium 239 mg
Total fiber 4 g
Protein 11 g
Carbohydrates 19 g
Potassium 601 mg
Vitamin A 70%
Vitamin C 170%
Calcium 30%
Iron 8%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


1, Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat. Add fresh broccoli, and cook until easily pierced by a fork, about 7–10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
2, In a separate saucepan, combine evaporated milk and cornstarch. Slowly bring to a boil while stirring often.
3, When the milk comes to a boil, remove it from the heat and add the cheese. Continue to stir until the cheese is melted and evenly mixed.
4, Add the Worcestershire and hot sauces, and stir.
5, Pour cheese over hot broccoli.
6, Sprinkle whole-wheat croutons over broccoli and cheese mixture, and serve.

* Make extra croutons for the Zesty Tomato Soup.

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