This Keto Broccoli with Cheese Sauce and Bacon is the perfect side dish to accompany just about any keto main dish recipe. Fresh broccoli florets, drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper, and then roasted to perfection and topped with a silky cheddar cheese sauce and crispy bacon. Best of all, it is low carb, keto-friendly, and gluten free.
Ingredients in Keto Broccoli with Cheese Sauce
How to Make Keto Broccoli and Cheese Sauce
Step by Step Instructions
STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment. Arrange the broccoli florets in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, drizzle with the olive oil, and then sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
STEP 2: Roast the broccoli for 15 minutes, then flip and roast for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or until fork-tender and slightly browned on the edges.
STEP 3: While the broccoli is roasting, make the keto cheese sauce: Place the heavy cream, cheddar cheese, garlic, Dijon mustard, hot sauce, salt, and pepper in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir continuously until the cheese has melted and the ingredients are well incorporated, then reduce the heat to low and stir occasionally while the broccoli finishes roasting.
STEP 4: Plate the broccoli, and top with the cheese sauce and bacon before serving. Enjoy your cheesy broccoli!
Recipe Tips and Variations
Frequently Asked Questions
I recommend using fresh because it gets those perfectly charred edges. But if you only have frozen on hand, I recommend heating the sheet pan in the oven for 20 minutes or so before adding the broccoli to the pan.
This sauce is best made fresh. If you make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge, it will become very thick and won't have that same silky texture when it's reheated.
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