We know that it can be tricky to get kids to eat their vegetables, but we have a tried-and-true remedy: cheese. We love this broccoli and cauliflower bake because it’s got all the nutritional benefits of these powerhouse veggies, but bathed in a thick and crave-worthy garlic cheese sauce that’s hard to pass up. This is the recipe that gets kids to like broccoli. Really.
The sauce is the star in this dish, and we make it with a traditional roux, so it comes together extra smooth and creamy. Sometimes we add a dollop of mustard for a bit of tang or a pinch of nutmeg for earthiness, depending on what the main dish is. Speaking of main dishes, this is a versatile side that goes great with baked chicken, grilled salmon or even a nice roast. The sky’s the limit when it comes to this cheese sauce, so make a double batch and enjoy it again later in the week.
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