How to make it

  • Broccoli with Cheese Sauce
  • Cut up broccoli in largish florettes, place in covered microwave dish with a tablespoon of water.
  • Grate cheese, have sour cream handy.
  • Cook just the broccoli (covered) in microwave untill ALMOST done (for me, that takes 2 1/2 minutes on high).
  • Stir in the sour cream and shredded cheese.
  • Cover and microwave for 30 seconds longer.
  • Stir a little and serve.
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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  • dtour 10 years ago
    That's what I like...fresh veggies and an easy, tasty recipe. Good post. THX
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    This is a keeper... I like my broccoli either steamed or cooked in the microwave. It does not taste water logged and mushy! Good post!
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  • magpieno6 11 years ago
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  • leroux 11 years ago
    This looks easy and tasty! I LOVE broccoli and cheese, but never had it with the sour cream in it. I must give it a try.
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  • tralfaz 11 years ago
    I couldn't figure out how to do this in the recipe format, so I'll add comments on my own recipe.


    Broccoli Italiano Falso

    1 cup broccoli florettes (4-6 oz.)
    1 tablespoon oive oil
    1/2 or more clove garlic
    1 tablespoon grated parmigiano
    red pepper flakes (optional)
    salt and pepper

    Cut up broccoli in florettes, place in covered microwave dish with a tablespoon of water. Smash or mince garlic and add to broccoli along with olive oil and pepper flakes (op.). Cover, microwave until ALMOST done (2 1/2 minutes on high more or less). Grate parmigiano (or open container) while broccoli cooks. Add parmigiano and stir around a little, cover, microwave 30 seconds more and serve. Salt and pepper to taste

    Additional tips

    Of course, you can vary the amount of garlic according to your taste. The cooking times will vary since each microwave oven is different. You might have to check the broccoli for doneness and cook it more or less than my suggestion. The last step with cheese should only last 30 seconds, any longer and the sauce may turn funny.

    You can let the broccoli sit 5 minutes before the cheese goes in, but after the cheese step it should be served immediately.

    You can increase the ingredients to serve 2, 4, 6. The initial cooking time for the broccoli will need to increase to 3, 3 1/2, 4 minutes, but again, after the cheese goes in check at 30 seconds, it may need an additional 15 seconds or so. I tried the do this for 10 and it didn't work out very well, I just couldn't get that much broccoli to steam.

    You can use this recipe with brussels sprouts cut in half (the garlic and olive oil is wonderful) or cauliflower.
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