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Roasted Broccoli with Beer Cheese Sauce

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Leave it to me to take a perfectly healthy and delicious side dish, like roasted broccoli, and pour a bunch of cheese and beer all over it, effectively negating most of the health benefits.

But really, it’s for your own good. There’s a good chance you’re sitting there planning a menu, a Turkey centric, end it with pie, If I don’t eat too much I’m doing it wrong, type of late November meal. Me too.

We’ve got the main dish down, and potatoes are all set, lots of pies (probably too many), but then those wily vegetable side dishes always come last. Is green bean casserole really enough green stuff? Should I have more?

Yes. You should have some roasted broccoli, serve it with a side of cheese sauce to match the excessive gluttony level of the rest of the table.

You wouldn’t want it to feel left out.

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Roasted Broccoli with Beer Cheese Sauce


For the Beer Cheese Sauce

  • 2 tbs butter
  • 3 tbs flour
  • 2 tbs corn starch
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup pale ale
  • 8 wt oz cheddar cheese not pre shredded

For the Broccoli:

  • 3 lbs broccoli florets cut into bite sized pieces
  • 3-4 tbs olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ tsp kosher salt


  • In a pot over medium heat melt the butter.
  • Sprinkle with flour and cornstarch, whisk until thickened. Cook, whisking continually for three minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk and the beer, stirring to make sure no lumps remain.
  • About ¼ cup at a time, add the cheese, whisking between addition until the cheese has completely melted. Make sure to adjust heat to make sure it does not boil.
  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Add the broccoli to a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with garlic and salt. Toss to coat.
  • Roast at 400 for 10-15 minutes until fork tender and edges have started to crisp.
  • Serve with cheese sauce on the side or drizzled on top.

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Sarah | The Sugar Hit November 11, 2013 um 12:52 am

Beer cheese sauce on green vegetables? Nailed it.


Tieghan November 11, 2013 um 5:53 am

Yeah, this is awesome! Broccoli just got SO much better! 🙂


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar November 11, 2013 um 5:56 am

Dang, that sauce is fabulous!! Yum!


Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain November 11, 2013 um 9:30 am

Whoa baby! I’m thinking broccoli is going to be on the table every night this week!


Michelle Lahey November 11, 2013 um 10:42 am

I grew up eating broccoli with cheese, but this sounds much better than the Velveeta we used to use! 😉


Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl November 11, 2013 um 10:58 am

Broccoli and cheese is my ultimate comfort food so this is calling my name!


Cassie November 11, 2013 um 1:15 pm

I do love broccoli plain but I will definitely take it smothered in cheese and beer ANY day. I adore this.


Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet November 11, 2013 um 2:04 pm

Now that’s a way to eat veggies! Pinning!


Gerry @ Foodness Gracious November 11, 2013 um 11:19 pm

Can I just drink the sauce then eat the broccoli? Looks amazing!


Megan {Country Cleaver} November 12, 2013 um 5:10 pm

Yeah – I think I could eat a whole pan of this. To my self.


Maria G. November 13, 2013 um 2:04 pm

Broccoli with cheese is a wonderful combination which I adore. My kids also love this dish. Broccoli itself is rather tasteless, but cheesy sauce adds tasty flavor to this dish. Also I like cream soup made of broccoli.


addie | culicurious November 15, 2013 um 10:44 am

Yum, this looks delicious, as always! 🙂


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