Make this broccoli bake for a side dish to go with your Sunday roast, then check out our classic cauliflower cheese, broccoli pasta bake and more vegetable side dishes.


  • 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


  • 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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