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Broccoli and Cheese

Broccoli and Cheese

So good, your children will ask for seconds

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  • 4 ServingsServings


  • 6 cup 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 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon hot sauce

For Croutons:

  • 1 slice whole-wheat bread, diced and toasted


  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.

source: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute