Broccoli and cheese

Broccoli and cheese

Vintage broccoli wisdom: the kids will ask for seconds if your recipe includes plenty of butter and cheese! Sign on for low carb, melt-in-your-mouth goodness when you serve up this time-tested side dish.

Broccoli and cheese

Vintage broccoli wisdom: the kids will ask for seconds if your recipe includes plenty of butter and cheese! Sign on for low carb, melt-in-your-mouth goodness when you serve up this time-tested side dish.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb (5 cups) 450 g (1.2 liters) broccoli
  • 3½ oz. 100 g butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 1¼ oz. (5 tbsp) 35 g (75 ml) shredded cheddar cheese
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Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Or, even better, set your broiler on high.
  2. Divide the broccoli into florets and boil in lightly salted water for a few minutes. Make sure the broccoli retains it's chewy texture and fresh green color.
  3. Drain off all of the liquid and place cooked broccoli in a well-greased baking dish. Add butter and seasoning.
  4. Sprinkle cheese on top of the broccoli and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the cheese begins to brown. If you are using your broiler, this step can go more quickly. Keep a steady eye on the dish and remove when the cheese starts to brown.

Tip!

Frozen veggies are so convenient; they are always on hand in the freezer. For this dish, just thaw and remove any excess fluid before you add the other ingredients and pop in the oven. Don't forget—broccoli is a perfect accompaniment for grilled or broiled fish. And it is tasty with any protein source, be it fish, meat, eggs or cheese!

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5 comments

  1. Louise
    How do you figure a serving size? Just guess? What makes a low carb recipe moderate?
  2. Christina Fausnaugh
    Added some bacon and it was AMAZING.
  3. scribblehound
    No need to boil vegetables, steaming retains more flavor, more color & more nutrition.
  4. Karen
    Secret to cheese? Used grated cheddar and it all melted down in to the bottom of dish.
    Reply: #5
  5. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Secret to cheese? Used grated cheddar and it all melted down in to the bottom of dish.

    Hi, Karen! Maybe a smaller dish or even try adding a bit more cheese.

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