Outback Broccoli and cheese is the side dish Outback Steakhouse serves to accompany steak! Steamed broccoli and a creamy cheese sauce is the perfect broccoli match! Serve this cheesy side to baked potatoes or a sizzling steak slab! 

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Outback Broccoli and Cheese Side

Outback Steakhouse serves steamed broccoli in a creamy cheese sauce garnished with a Monterey Jack blend cheese. It is one delicious side! It’s typically served with steaks, but can go with any meal! This broccoli and cheese side comes together so quickly! Cheez Whiz is used along with real grated cheese but if you want to skip the jarred cheese sauce, making a homemade version is easy too. When ordering this at Outback, you’ll notice the creamy cheese sauce is ever so lightly used along with grated cheese. You do not want the broccoli to drown in the cheese sauce, so a little goes a long way.

Need some potato inspiration to complete your dinner? Try our Easy Homemade fries or favorite mashed potatoes recipe!

How to Make Outback Broccoli and Cheese:

Outback Broccoli and Cheese

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Alyona's Cooking
Outback Broccoli and cheese is the side dish Outback Steakhouse serves to accompany steak! Steamed broccoli and a creamy cheese sauce is the perfect broccoli match! Serve this cheesy side to baked potatoes or a sizzling steak slab! 

Ingredients

Outback Broccoli and Cheese:

  • 24 oz broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup Cheez Whiz
  • 1/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese grated
  • 3 TBSP milk

Instructions

How to Make Outback Broccoli and Cheese:

  • Steam Broccoli over 1 1/2 cups of water for 5-8 minutes or until broccoli reaches desired tenderness. 
  • Microwave the cheeses and milk for 1 1/2 minutes, stirring in between. 
  • Coat the bottom of a serving dish with the melted cheese mixture and top with the steamed broccoli. Gently toss to coat the broccoli and serve.

Notes

Cheese: Make a homemade cheese sauce for the Cheez Whiz, if desired. Or use any jarred cheese sauce like cheese dip or even melted Velveeta Cheese! 
NOTE: Additional grated cheese can be sprinkled over the top and broiled for a fancy presentation.

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1gCalories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 9gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 345mgPotassium: 588mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1228IUVitamin C: 152mgCalcium: 201mgIron: 1mg

Q&A

How many Carbs are in Outback Broccoli and Cheese?

If you look at the full nutrition label of Outback Broccoli and cheese, you’ll will see it has about 15% of Carbohydrates.

Outback Broccoli and Cheese Calories?

Outback’s Side is said to have 390 calories for one order of Broccoli and Cheese. Our Nutrition calculator shows different numbers, but that can be a number of reasons. 1) how much they considering a portion and 2) What ingredients they are using. Our recipe makes about 4 adult servings or 6 children sized portions. Nutrition values vary as it calculates how much you consider a portion.

Is Outback Broccoli and Cheese Keto?

The Ketogenic diet is a low-carb diet with a high-fat intake. It can burn fat effectively as the carbs are being replaced with good fats. It is also, said to be very beneficial for the health. Cheese falls into the Keto diet and so do green veggies, such as broccoli! So, yes Broccoli and cheese are Keto friendly! Try our Popular one-pan Creamy Spinach Chicken Bake for another Keto Dish!

What are the Ingredients?

  • Broccoli florets
  • Cheese sauce
  • Freshly Grated Monterey Jack Cheese

What can I substitute cheese Whiz for?

Cheese whiz is a jarred cheese sauce that can be used for dips, sauces and much more. If you prefer homemade cheese sauce, making a roux with a little cream and cheese will substitute well. Remember you don’t want the broccoli to drown in the cheese sauce so a little portion is all you need.

How is Outback Broccoli and Cheese made?

  1. Steam Broccoli for 5-8 minutes or until broccoli reaches desired tenderness.
  2. Microwave the cheeses and milk for 1 1/2 minutes, stirring in between the heating time.
  3. Coat the bottom of a serving dish with the melted cheese mixture and top with the steamed broccoli. Gently toss to coat the broccoli and serve.

 

Tips:

  1. Make homemade cheese sauce!
  2. Use any jarred cheese sauce or dip including melted Velveeta!
  3. Serve as a broccoli side to any dinner entree!
  4. For a fancy presentation, grate additional cheese over the top and broil before serving!

 

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2 comments

    • Breya Bartley

    So good! I made this for my hubby’s birthday dinner since we couldn’t go out to celebrate. I made it along with your Outback bread recipe and an Alice Springs chicken recipe I found and it was so great! My hubby only eats the brocolli from Outback, he said it tasted just like outback and now he’ll eat brocolli at home! Thanks for the great recipes!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Breya, how great! Thanks for sharing that with me!

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