Broccoli and Cheese Sauce Recipe

One Pot Broccoli with Cheese Sauce

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Quick, easy broccoli and cheese sauce recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pot in 20 minutes over stovetop. A classic side side dish with steamed broccoli and creamy cheddar cheese mixture.

Servings: 4 People
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese sauce, cheesy, homemade
Calories: 264 kcal
Author: Abeer


  • 3/4 - 1 cup Evaporated milk
  • 1.5 cups Cheddar cheese Freshly grated, Not pre-grated
  • 2 tsp Cornstarch Dissolved in 1 tbsp water
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 cups Broccoli florets Steamed


  1. In a large nonstick pot, add milk, cheese, dissolved cornstarch, salt, pepper, garlic, mustard. 

  2. Cook over low heat, whisking often, until cheese has fully melted into a thick, smooth sauce. 

  3. If sauce is too thick, thin it out by adding a little more milk. If it's too thin, cook uncovered for longer until excess liquid evaporates and sauce is reduced. 

  4. Pour this over steamed broccoli (I used roasted). Season with more salt and pepper, if you like. 

  5. Serve immediately and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Broccoli with Cheese Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 350mg15%
Potassium 402mg11%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 965IU19%
Vitamin C 61.8mg75%
Calcium 463mg46%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.