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Broccoli with Cheddar Beer Sauce

August 28, 2014


5 from 1 vote

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I have always loved cheese sauce. I can’t remember a time before I loved it and I have no plans for a time after I love it to exist.

Broccoli with Cheddar Beer Sauce - 2Teaspoons

When I was little I would put it on anything I could. It had magic properties that could turn corn chips into nachos and broccoli into heaven.

Broccoli with Cheddar Beer Sauce - 2Teaspoons

Today I’m sharing with you one of my favorite cheese sauce recipes, Broccoli with Cheddar Beer Sauce! The broccoli is steamed until fork tender and the sauce is creamy, dreamy sharp cheddar-y goodness. As an added bonus the beer makes the sauce rich and tangy. (Note: If you’re cooking for kids just substitute more milk for the beer, it will still taste yummy)

Broccoli with Cheddar Beer Sauce - 2Teaspoons

Seriously, what better way to eat your broccoli then covered in cheese and beer anyway? Yummy! 🙂

Broccoli with Cheddar Beer Sauce - 2Teaspoons


Broccoli with Cheddar Beer Sauce

5 from 1 vote
Fork-tender steamed broccoli covered in creamy white cheddar beer sauce
Servings 4
Author 2Teaspoons


  • 1 ½ - 2 lb broccoli crowns
  • 1 ounces by weight sharp cheddar cheese freshly shredded
  • 3 ounces beer lager or ale
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup flour


  1. Chop broccoli into florets. Steam for 10-15 minutes until stems are fork-able but still firm.
  2. Melt butter in sauce pan over low heat. Whisk in flour. Slowly pour in milk and beer, whisking constantly until no lumps remain, about 2-3 minutes. Add cheese a little at a time, whisking constantly, and making sure cheese is completely melted before adding more cheese. Continue until all cheese has been incorporated. Once all cheese has been added, whisk until cheese sauce is thick and smooth, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Pour cheese sauce over broccoli and enjoy!



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  1. Avatar for teresa


    can I make this sauce a couple o hours befoe dinner then just heat it up

    • Avatar for Karen


      Hi Teresa! Thanks for your question and your interest in the broccoli soup recipe! Yes, you can make the soup ahead of time. Just follow steps 1-4, then when you’re ready for dinner reheat the soup and finish off with steps 5-6. Good luck and happy dining 🙂

  2. Avatar for Anita


    5 stars
    Hello Karen!
    Broccoli with cheddar beer sauce is looking delicious. I make sure to eat broccoli every day as it is very healthy and I love this idea.

    • Avatar for Karen


      That’s great Anita! I love broccoli too and definitely love how healthy it is…it can really spice it up to add cheese and beer sometimes 🙂

  3. Avatar for Carolyn Turner

    Carolyn Turner

    Sounds delicious but recipe list of ingredients state 1 ounce sharp cheddar. But then instructions say add cheese 1 ounce at a time. Sorry but I’m a little confused by this. Would you please let me know exactly how much cheese. Thanks in advance.

    • Avatar for Karen


      Hi Carolyn! Thanks for asking about the cheese. The recipe does require only one ounce total of cheese. I meant to write that you should add a little at a time (not one ounce at a time). I’ve changed the wording in the recipe, so I hope it’s clearer now. Definitely let me know if you have any other question!

  4. Avatar for ATasteOfMadness


    Wow! This looks amazing! I love anything with broccoli in it!

    • Avatar for Karen


      Thanks Cathleen! I love broccoli too, with or without the cheese…although cheese and beer are always a plus in my book 🙂

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