Broccoli and cheddar cheese are a common match (think of broccoli-cheddar soup), and here they come together as a dipping duo. The cheese sauce is thick and creamy and a fun way to dress up vegetables. More Kid-Friendly Dishes

August 2007

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Credit: Quentin Bacon

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total:
30 mins
Yield:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large, deep saucepan, bring 1 inch of water to a boil. Fill a steamer basket with the broccoli, add it to the saucepan, cover and steam over high heat until the broccoli is crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer the broccoli to a platter.

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  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt the butter. Add the flour and whisk over moderately high heat for 2 minutes. Add the milk and cream and cook, whisking, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Add the mustard and cheese and cook over moderately low heat until the cheese is melted. Season the sauce with salt, transfer to a bowl and serve with the broccoli.

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