Broccoli Au Gratin (In The Best Cheese Sauce)
Broccoli Au Gratin is a delicious dish of American favorite vegetable topped with an amazing cheesy sauce that is baked to perfection. Few simple ingredients mixed with sophisticated Gruyere cheese makes this dish both rustic and elegant. Even broccoli skeptics can become fans.
- 2 cups Broccoli Florets
- 2 tablespoon Butter
- 2 tablespoon Flour
- 2 cups Milk
- Pinch of Nutmeg
- 1.5 cups Gruyere Cheese Freshly Grated
- Salt and pepper to taste
Heat oven to 400 F;
Place broccoli in boiling water and cook for about 5 minutes, strain through a colander;
In a pan melt the butter, add flour and whisk until combined;
Cook it for about 5-6 minutes;
In the meantime, heat up the milk and add 1 cup at the time;
Stir it constantly to avoid any lumps;
Cook for about 10 minutes to make sure that all raw flour taste is gone;
Take off the heat;
Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg;
Add 1 cup of cheese and stir to combine;
Divide broccoli between 2 ramekins;
Spoon the sauce on top of the broccoli;
Add more cheese and black pepper;
Place ramekins on a baking sheet and put into the oven;
Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown and bubbly.
- The portion size of this recipe is for 4 people if it is a side dish. If you want to make it a main dish, this recipe would be for 2 portions. You may adjust accordingly depending on your dish and the number of people served.
- I used 1% milk in this recipe as it already has enough fat from butter and cheese, but any milk will do fine.
Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 930IU | Vitamin C: 40.6mg | Calcium: 522mg | Iron: 0.6mg