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Broccoli and cheese is a family favorite dish during the holidays, follow this recipe to make your own healthy version at home.




  • 6 cups fresh broccoli, rinsed and cut into bite-sizes florets
  • 1 cup evaporated milk, fat-free
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2  cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, low-fat
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 slice whole wheat bread, toasted, and cut into small pieces
  • Black pepper to taste



  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil over medium-high heat. Add fresh broccoli and cook until easily pierced by a fork ( approximately 5-8 minutes). Drain, cover to keep hot and set aside.
  2. In a separate saucepan, combine evaporated milk and cornstarch. Slowly bring to a boil while stirring often. When to milk comes to a boil, reduce heat and boil 1 minute. Remove it from the heat and add the cheese. Continue to stir until the cheese is melted and evenly mixed. Add the sauces and stir. Pour cheese over hot broccoli.
  3. Sprinkle with black pepper and toasted whole wheat bread pieces. Serve.


Serves 6


Nutrition Facts  
Serving Size: 1  
Servings per Recipe: 6 (about 1 cup per serving)  
Amount per Serving  
Calories: 88  
Calories from Fat: 9  
  % Daily Value *
Total Fat: 1 g 2%
Saturated Fat: 1 g 3%
Cholesterol: 4 g 1%
Sodium: 158 mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate: 12 g 4%
Dietary Fiber: 3 g 10%
Protein: 8 g 16%
Vitamin A 48%
Vitamin C 116%
Calcium 20%
Iron 5%

*The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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