Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Steamed Broccoli with Cheddar Cheese Sauce

So, Kelli called me up last night and asked me if I was cooking dinner. "Um, sure, yes, I'm cooking dinner. What shall we have?" We decided to just pick up a rotisserie chicken and have some vegetables on the side. I suggested steaming some broccoli and roasting some asparagus. She asked if we could maybe melt some cheese over the broccoli and I said "Well, how do you feel about cheese sauce?" "PERFECT!"
So here it is. A super easy sauce that's absurdly simple to make and is perfect over any steamed veggies, French fries, or baked potato. So good!

1 bunch fresh broccoli
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste

Cut broccoli into spears and steam over boiling water until tender. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, over medium heat, stir together cheese, cream and salt and pepper. Let it simmer for a few minutes until it's smooth and thick. Pour over steamed broccoli and serve.

You can easily add other cheeses or substitute another cheese such as Gruyere or Fontina. If you'd like to cut the fat a little, use light cream or half and half.

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