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Broccoli with Creamy Parmesan Sauce

Broccoli with Creamy Parmesan Sauce
Number of Servings: 4 Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 15 to 30 minutes Source: EatingWell
Food Groups: Dairy, Vegetables
Meal Type: Appetizers
Nutrition Content: Low Calorie, Good Source of Calcium
Origin: American
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes), Simple (6 or less ingredients) , Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It , Vegetarian

Photo by Ken Burris.
Topping steamed broccoli with a good-for-you cheese sauce is an easy way to entice picky eaters to eat their veggies.


1 pound Broccoli
1 tablespoon all-purpose Flour
1 cup fat-free Milk, divided
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon Salt
Pinch of ground white Pepper
Pinch of ground Nutmeg (optional)


1.Trim one-half inch off broccoli stalks; remove the tough outer layer with a vegetable peeler. Cut the broccoli lengthwise so the florets attached to the long stalks are 1 to 2 inches wide. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a Dutch oven fitted with a steamer basket. Steam the broccoli until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

2.Meanwhile, whisk flour and one-quarter cup milk in a small bowl until smooth. Heat the remaining three-quarters cup milk in a saucepan over medium-low heat until steaming. Whisk in the flour mixture; cook, whisking, until thickened, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat; add cheese, salt, pepper and nutmeg (if using). Drizzle over the broccoli. Serve warm.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 95
Total Fat: 3 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 347 mg
Carbohydrates: 10 g
Protein: 8 g
Fiber: 2 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 220 mg

Cook's Notes: