Broccoli with Cheese Sauce

3
Total Time
11 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
6 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Give this dish a facelift with our light cheese sauce — the perfect way to get kids or veggie-hating adults to eat this nutrition powerhouse.

Ingredients

uncooked broccoli

1 pound(s), fresh, florets

fat free skim milk

1½ cup(s)

all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp

Weight Watchers Reduced Fat Mexican style blend shredded cheese

¾ cup(s)

Dijon mustard

2 tsp

table salt

¾ tsp, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large pot. Place broccoli in a 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.

Notes

This recipe is very cheesy. If you prefer your vegetables more in their natural state, increase the amount of broccoli (could affect SmartPoints value).

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