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A pan of broccoli with cheese sauce that's full of steamed broccoli florets and homemade sauce.

Broccoli with Cheese Sauce

Skip the freezer section and make homemade broccoli with cheese sauce instead! Steamed broccoli florets are smothered in an easy 3 ingredient cheese sauce for a delicious and kid friendly side dish.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 223kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 3 cups broccoli florets steamed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 ounces shredded cheddar cheese use freshly grated cheese
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk


  • Add the cheese and corn starch to a bowl and toss to combine. 
  • Place the cheese mixture and evaporated milk in a sauce pan over low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cheese has melted and sauce is smooth and thick.
  • Add additional evaporated milk if needed to thin the sauce.
  • Season the broccoli with salt and pepper to taste. Pour the cheese sauce over the broccoli and serve.


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 337mg | Potassium: 402mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 965IU | Vitamin C: 61.8mg | Calcium: 464mg | Iron: 0.9mg