cheese sauce for broccoli

Cheese Sauce for Broccoli

This cheese sauce for broccoli is made with a flour roux, milk, and cheddar cheese. It only takes a few minutes to whip up this cheese sauce for broccoli. 

Prep: 5 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 20 minutes
Fat 18 Carbs 7 Protein 11
Yield 4-6 1x


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 cups 2 % milk
  • 8 oz. cheddar cheese, freshly shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic (or garlic powder)
  • 12 tablespoons buffalo hot sauce (we used Franks)


  1. Prepare the cheese sauce by heating a saucepan over medium/high heat. Add butter.
  2. When the butter is melted add flour and whisk until the butter and flour form a crumble.
  3. Slowly add milk to the pot, whisking constantly. Continue to whisk the roux over medium/high heat for about 4-6 minutes or until the roux thickens.
  4. When the roux is thick, remove from heat and add the cheddar cheese. Whisk until the cheese has melted.
  5. Add granulated garlic, hot sauce, and salt and pepper to the cheese sauce. Mix well.
  6. Drizzle the cheese sauce over cooked broccoli or dip the broccoli in the cheese sauce. 

Tips & Notes

  • We recommend purchasing a block of shredded cheddar cheese and shredding it freshly for best results.
  • We used 2% milk, but 1% milk, or whole milk will work too.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 Calories: 230 Sugar: 3 Sodium: 564 Fat: 18 Carbohydrates: 7 Fiber: 0 Protein: 11 Cholesterol: 54
Author: Linley HansonCategory: DipMethod: Stove topCuisine: American

Keywords: Cheese Sauce for Broccoli