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Broccoli with Creamy Parmesan Sauce

Broccoli with Creamy Parmesan Sauce

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


4 servings

Prep Time

20 minutes

Total Time

20 minutes


  • 1pound broccoli
  • 1tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1cup nonfat milk, divided
  • 1/2cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of ground white pepper
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg (optional)


  1. Trim 1/2 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 1/4 cup milk in a small bowl until smooth. Heat the remaining 3/4 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.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 95kcal
Carbohydrate Total 10g
Total Sugars 4g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 2g
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 2g
Mono Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 347mg
Protein 8g
Potassium 329mg
Calcium 219mg
Folate 53mcg
Vitamin E 1mg
Zinc 1mg
Vitamin B3 1mg