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Cheese Broccoli // Outback Copycat

Tender broccoli, spiced melty cheese sauce, and grated cheddar come together in this Outback Steakhouse copycat recipe. Broccoli and Cheese Sauce is a side dish that compliments any protein.  This recipe is easy and delicious, and we will show you exactly how to make it!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 411kcal


  • 2 lbs broccolini or broccoli cleaned and chopped into florets
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • shredded cheddar cheese for topping


  • In a saucepan melt butter. Add flour and whisk until combined. Cook until fragrant.
  • Add whipping cream and milk, continue to whisk until thickened.
  • Add 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese and spices, whisk until cheese is melted.
  • Meanwhile blanch your broccoli and drain.
  • Pour cheese sauce over broccoli
  • Transfer broccoli to small oven safe dishes. Top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake in a 400 degree oven for 3-4 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Serve immediately.



Cheese Broccoli Q&A
Can I "Blanch" my broccoli in the microwave?
If you prefer to skip boiling water, you can use your microwave to "blanch" your broccoli.  Place it in a microwave safe dish, pour about a cup of water into the bowl, and cover tightly with plastic wrap.  Microwave for 2 minutes.
What are the benefits of eating broccoli?
Broccoli is a good source of fibre and protein, and contains iron, potassium, calcium, selenium and magnesium as well as the vitamins A, C, E, K and a good array of B vitamins including folic acid.
How long does broccoli and cheese last?
You can store in your fridge in and airtight container for 3 days.


Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2217IU | Vitamin C: 135mg | Calcium: 415mg | Iron: 2mg