Cancer Nutrition Consortium

Saucy Broccoli

A classic side with a sauce twist.

Serves 4.


  • 2 Pints Broccoli Florets
  • 1/2 Cup Onion Minced
  • 2 Tbsp Butter Unsalted
  • 1 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Mustard
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream Light


  1. Cook broccoli in ½ inch of salted water, covered for about 5 minutes until crispy tender. Drain and keep warm.
  2. In a separate sauté pan, cook onions in butter until translucent and tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in flour, brown sugar, dry mustard. Whisk in milk and cook until bubbly.
  4. Whisk in sour cream and heat but do not boil.
  5. Add in cooked broccoli and stir gently to combine.
  6. Serve warm.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 195

Total Fat: 13g

Saturated Fat: 8g

Sodium: 104mg

Potassium: 445mg

Total Carbohydrate: 15g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 5g

Posted on: February 10, 2015

By: Chef John Rico Griffone

Rico Griffone is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has worked as a consultant for the Culinary Institute’s “Menu for Healthy Kids” Research Program.