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Cheesy Broccoli with Bacon

Do you need a delicious side dish to go with dinner tonight? Make a double batch, this easy Cheesy Broccoli with Bacon will have everyone asking for seconds!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Author: Marybeth Feutz


  • 2- pound bag frozen broccoli florets thawed and drained
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-3/4 cups milk
  • 8 ounces Velveeta cheese cubed
  • 12 pieces bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 4 Roma tomatoes chopped


  • Place thawed, drained broccoli in a 9x13 pan.
  • Bake broccoli at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until broccoli is heated through and the edges begin to turn golden-brown.
  • While the broccoli is cooking, make the cheese sauce.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat.
  • When butter is melted, add flour and pepper. Whisk briskly to form a paste.
  • Add milk to paste, whisking to combine.
  • Heat over low heat until milk is warm.
  • Add cubed cheese, about 1/3 at a time, and stir occasionally until cheese is melted.
  • When broccoli is cooked, add cheese sauce and bacon to broccoli and stir to mix.
  • Top broccoli with chopped tomatoes and serve.