Vegetable Florets with Cheddar Sauce

Vegetable Florets with Cheddar Sauce

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5 min.
25 min.
4 side-dish servings

This Vegetable Florets with Cheddar Sauce recipe is a great way to trick your family into eating their veggies! Covered in a light and creamy cheese sauce this recipe can’t miss. Try adding garlic powder or other spices to intensify the flavors. Great for weeknight dinners and holiday meals with family.


  • 2 cups (6 oz.) cauliflower florets
  • 2 cups (6 oz.) broccoli florets
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon margarine or butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz.) cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 can (4 oz.) sliced mushrooms, drained
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PLACE cauliflower, broccoli and water in large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Drain; remove vegetables from saucepan.

MELT margarine in same saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour. Add evaporated milk; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and is thickened. Add cheese; stir until melted. Stir in mushrooms; remove from heat. Stir in cauliflower and broccoli.

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I loved this! It was so good. If you think it doesn't have enough flavor, substitute the water with chicken broth and that should do the trick. That's how I did it and it was Delicious!

- Jessica C from Amarillo, TX


I made this for a family dinner. It was well received. The cheese enticed the children. I will make this again. I really liked the cheese sauce which could be used in many other recipes.

- Nell Murphy from BUFFALO, TX


This recipe is the easiest way to get my children to eat their veggies. They love the cheese sauce.

- Chrissie Foote

Great side dish!

Weeknights are so rushed, so I used the frozen vegetables, steamed; then used the sauce recipe. It was great!

- Jan Wilkins from BLYTHEVILLE, AR

cheese sauce for veggies

This tasted just like my husband had remembered it when he ate it as a child. It was a big hit with my whole family. I did use the sharp cheddar cheese to give it a little more punch. I also added a little bit of garlic salt. It was incredibly easy to make, but it tasted like I really slaved over it in the kitchen!

- tiffany bucsi from clover, SC

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 150
  • Calories from Fat: 80
  • Total Fat: 9g (13% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 5g (24% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 25mg (8% of DV)
  • Sodium: 160mg (7% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 10g (3% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g (11% of DV)
  • Sugars: 4g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Vitamin A: 30% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 100% of DV
  • Calcium: 20% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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