Steamed Broccoli with Cheddar Cheese Sauce {gluten-free}



Broccoli is one of my family’s favorite veggies {yea!} and this recipe is NO exception! This recipe omits flour and adds cornstarch for a gluten free option.

Throw those cheese sauce packets away girls- making it homemade is just as easy {or I wouldn’t do it, hehe}. 

Rinse fresh broccoli in a colander and steam for appx 10 mins.  

Grate cheese and set aside. 

Melt butter then add corn starch { if you are using flour, double the amount -cornstarch is twice as powerful} This will make a “paste” that will give your sauce a nice creamy texture.

Add milk. 

Stir until it thickens…

Add cheese {you can always add a little extra milk if your sauce gets too thick}.


Pour cheese sauce over freshly steamed broccoli {or cauliflower}. A tasty {and gluten-free} side dish that everyone in the family will enjoy!

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Steamed Broccoli with Cheddar Cheese Sauce {gluten-free}
Serves: 4
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  • 2 cups broccoli {fresh- steamed}
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoons corn starch {if using flour 2 Tbsp}
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese {freshly grated}.
  • salt/pepper to taste
  1. Rise and steam broccoli.
  2. In saucepan, melt butter over low heat.
  3. Gradually stir in cornstarch to make a paste.
  4. Add milk and stir until smooth and thickens.
  5. Add cheese and stir until melted.
  6. Add salt and pepper as desired.
  7. Pour sauce over broccoli
You can always add a little more milk at anytime if sauce thickens too much.





  1. This looks delicious, the contrast of crunchy brocolli and creamy cheese.

  2. Laura Toro says:

    Did you see that research came out saying that 1 in 100 Caucasian Americans have celiacs (gluten intolerance)? Thought you would be interested!
    And this does look delicious!

  3. Kim-Marie Hvala says:

    Made this GF cheese sauce with steamed broccoli / cauliflower casserole for our Christmas dinner.
    Was perfect! So easy to make and the results were awesome.
    Even the non gluten intolerance people were happy!
    Will definitely add this to my favorite list.

  4. Tried this cheese sauce with cauliflower and it was delicious! My husband wants me to make it nachos.

  5. Manya Brassard says:

    This sauce works great on asparagus too.
    It’s easy to make and quick, I’ll keep it for ever.

    Thank you!


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