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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 93.68kcal
Carbohydrate Total 10.57g
Total Sugars 4.23g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 1.87g
Total Fat 3.11g
Saturated Fat 1.6g
Mono Saturated Fat 0.74g
Cholesterol 0.45mg
Sodium 374.34mg
Protein 7.07g
Potassium 334.31mg
Calcium 193.13mg
Chromium 0.05mcg
Folate 52.93mcg
Iron 0.68mg
Magnesium 25.17mg
Trans Fatty Acid 0.02g
Vitamin A 653.34IU
Vitamin D 30.89IU
Vitamin B12 0.04mcg
Vitamin C 61.72mg
Vitamin E 1mg
Zinc 0.98mg
Phosphorus 172.46mg
Vitamin B3 0.28mg

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