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Broccoli with Cheese Sauce

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
11 min
5 min
6 min
Broccoli gets a facelift with our light cheese sauce—the perfect way to get kids to eat this nutrition powerhouse or entice veggie-hating adults.


Uncooked broccoli

1 pound(s), fresh, florets

Fat free skim milk

1½ cup(s)

All-purpose flour

2 tbsp(s)

Low-fat shredded cheddar cheese

¾ cup(s)

Dijon mustard

2 tsp(s)

Table salt

¾ tsp(s), or to taste


  1. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large pot. Place broccoli in steamer basket and set over water. Cover and steam until crisp-tender, about 5 to 6 minutes; drain and return to pot. Alternatively, you can cook broccoli in microwave.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, whisk together milk and flour until blended; place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes; remove from heat. Whisk in cheese until melted; whisk in mustard and salt.
  3. Pour sauce over broccoli and toss until coated. Yields about 1 cup per serving.


If you prefer your vegetables more in their natural state, increase the amount of broccoli and cheese (could affect Points values).