An easy recipe for healthy, keto broccoli and cheese sauce. There’s no flour in the cheese sauce! Just milk or cream, cheddar and spices.
Broccoli and cheese sauce is one of the best ways I have found to make broccoli so palatable, that even The Picky Eater would agree to eat it, while enthusiastically asking for seconds. My recipe for broccoli and cheese sauce is healthy and keto. It contains no flour.
Personally, I love the simplest steamed broccoli. I think it’s good all by itself, with just a sprinkle of salt and pepper. It’s even better with olive oil, lemon juice and garlic.
But some people (ahem, I’m looking at you, dear daughter) need butter and/or cheese on their broccoli to make it palatable, and that’s fine. I often make a very tasty broccoli casserole, a pizza-inspired casserole that we all love.
Broccoli and cheese sauce is another great way to make your kids (or picky eaters of any age!) love broccoli. It’s an easy recipe – steam the broccoli in the microwave; quickly heat up the cheese sauce – it takes all of 5 minutes to be ready – and pour the cheese sauce over the broccoli.
I’m not sure why the classic broccoli and cheese sauce recipe requires flour. I find that this no-flour cheese sauce is excellent. It’s rich, creamy, and its thickness is perfect.
With no flour, this cheese sauce is keto and gluten free. I use whole milk in the cheese sauce, but you can certainly use heavy cream instead.
PS. If you’d like to enjoy fresh broccoli while avoiding cooking, try this super fresh and tasty olive oil broccoli salad.
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An easy recipe for healthy keto broccoli cheese sauce.
- 10 oz broccoli florets
- 1/4 cup whole milk (or heavy cream)
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated (2 oz)
- Steam the broccoli florets until crisp tender, about 4 minutes.
- Meanwhile, add the milk, Dijon mustard, garlic powder and cayenne to a small saucepan. Whisk to combine.
Heat the milk mixture over medium heat. When the milk starts to bubble around the edges, lower the heat to medium-low.
Stir in the shredded cheddar, 1/3 at a time, stirring it in with a rubber spatula until it is completely melted.
- Pour the cheese sauce over the steamed broccoli and serve.