We have purposefully chosen the proposal we bring to you today: broccoli bechamel, a recipe that will surprise all of your guests.
It’ll be a great opportunity to add vegetables to the daily diet of children and adults.
In addition, it consists of a simple preparation you can chose to prepare at any time of the day and everyone who tastes it will be delighted and pleased.
A healthy and adequate diet is a constant preoccupation for parents, especially when their kids are fussy, refusing, most of the times, to try the best and most nutritious dishes.
How to make broccoli bechamel?
The recipe we propose to you today is a simple preparation. Nevertheless, as we’ve mentioned in previous occasions, obtaining a perfect béchamel sauce is a must to get this recipe as best as possible.
This is why we decided to remind you of some essential tricks in order to this.
The first thing is when preparing the béchamel sauce, remember to sift the flour using a colander, this way you’ll prevent from forming lumps in the sauce.
If you want the ingredients to mix easily, you should heat up the milk in the microwave before adding it to the flour.
Lastly, remember that béchamel sauce is an easy preparation but it’ll require all of your attention.
This is why, when you’re making the sauce, just don’t stop stirring.
Learn how to prepare this delicious and nutritious broccoli bechamel sauce recipe, a special option to add vegetables to children’s diets.
- Prep Time5 min
- Cook Time15 min
- Total Time20 min
- Yield1 Recipient
- Serving Size100g
- Energy33 cal
- 1 head of broccoli
- 1 onion
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- Parmesan cheese
For the béchamel sauce
- 1 soup spoon of flour
- 1 soup spoon of butter
- ½ a L of whole milk
- Salt as desired
How to prepare Broccoli Bechamel
Put a pot with a water and a pinch of salt on the stove. While you’re waiting for the water to start boiling you can wash the broccoli and cut it in small pieces.
Once the water starts boiling, add the broccoli pieces and wait for 5 minutes.
Remember it’s very important for the broccoli to be tender; so, to make sure, you can prick it using a fork. But watch out! You can’t cook it for too long, otherwise it’ll break apart.
Once it’s ready, drain it and set it aside.
Next, put a frying pan on the stove and add the olive oil. While it heats up, clean and cut the garlic and the onion. Add them to the frying pan and sauté until they start releasing an aroma.
Add the broccoli and stir. At last, add this preparation to a tray.
Now, it’s time to prepare the béchamel sauce. To do so, add the butter to the frying pan and when it’s hot add the flour. Stir until the flour has toasted.
Start incorporating the milk bit by bit and without stopping stirring. Once you’ve added all the milk, season with the salt and the nutmeg before removing it from the stove.
Spread this sauce all over the broccoli covering all of it and sprinkle some grated cheese on the preparation. Put it in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes at a temperature between 180 and 200ºC.
Now it’s ready and melted. Enjoy!
- 5 servings per container
- Serving Size100g
- Amount per serving
- % Daily Value*