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Broccoli cheese in a baking dish

Broccoli cheese

Published: January 27, 2022 at 7:02 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4 as a side

Swap cauliflower for broccoli and combine with tangy blue cheese in this comforting baked side dish, perfect for Sunday lunch

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal485
fat32.3g
saturates20.1g
carbs23.1g
sugars9.6g
fibre5.7g
protein23g
salt1.3g
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Make this broccoli bake for a side dish to go with your Sunday roast, or try our classic cauliflower cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 large head broccoli, broken into florets
  • 50g butter
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 600ml whole milk
  • a generous grating nutmeg
  • 75g mature cheddar, grated
  • 100g blue cheese, crumbled

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Cook the broccoli florets for 2 minutes in lightly salted boiling water then drain really well. Tip into a 20cm x 30cm baking dish.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the butter in a pan and, once foaming, tip in the flour and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden and smelling nutty. Gradually add the milk a splash at a time while whisking, only adding more once the last has been incorporated, until you have a smooth sauce. Simmer gently for 5 minutes or until thickened slightly, stirring regularly. Stir in the nutmeg and cheddar, and season generously. Pour over the broccoli florets and crumble over the blue cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbling and caramelised.

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