Broccoli cheese

Broccoli cheese

Swap cauliflower for broccoli and combine with tangy blue cheese in this comforting baked side dish, perfect for Sunday lunch
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. 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.
  2. 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.