Keto Broccoli with Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Tender, crisp broccoli gets a creamy cheese sauce in this easy, delicious side dish. Use your favorite cheddar cheese or another melting cheese, such as Gruyère or a soft blue cheese, updating the macros accordingly, of course. The sauce is best made and served right away.
Serves 4 One Serving: 1 cup broccoli + 4 Tbsp sauce

Ingredients List

  • 3/4 pound broccoli crowns, cut into 2-1/2-inch pieces (4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 3 oz (1 cup) grated cheddar cheese
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  • Place 1 inch of water in a large pot, and bring it to a rolling boil. Add the broccoli, cover with a tight-fitting lid, reduce the heat to low, and simmer until the broccoli is bright green and tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the broccoli and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium pot, bring the cream and butter to a simmer on medium-high heat, stirring often, until the mixture slightly reduces and thickens, about 5 minutes. Stir in the mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Remove from the heat and slowly whisk in one-quarter of the cheddar cheese at a time, whisking until the mixture is smooth between additions.
  • Divide the steamed broccoli among 4 plates, season with salt and pepper, top each with one-quarter of the cheese sauce, and enjoy.


RecipeEric Lundy

PhotographyErin Ng

8 reviews

  1. 5 stars
    I added bacon crumbles for additional fat and protein. In my opinion it takes it up a notch and makes it more of a meal than a side dish.

  2. 5 stars
    Just made this and it’s delicious! Just as a note, I added in a splash of Worcestershire sauce for a bit of depth. So glad I did, because it gave it a subtle smokey flavor. So good!

  3. 5 stars
    This is so very good. Definitely got the whole family enjoying broccoli!

    • Great news! Long live cheesy broccoli! Thanks for sharing your feedback and trying our recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    OMG just what I wanted and how easy! Already done!


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