Cheesy Ranch Broccoli

OK, so mebbe this should be called “Cheezzzy” Ranch Broccoli, since I used my Cheezzz; but if you don’t feel like making your own, wonderfully melty cheese, go ahead and use Velveeta.

A big bag of frozen broccoli florets, thawed, makes this whole side come together with minimal fuss and next to no fuss – you just bake (or ‘wave) the broccoli, and then make the Cheesy Ranch sauce in the ‘wave, pour it over the broccoli and serve to pretty much universal acclaim.

•1 bag frozen broccoli, thawed
•1/2 cup milk
•1 cup Velveeta, cubed
•1/4 cup ranch dressing (not the mix)
•1/2 tsp Seasoned Salt
•1/4 tsp black pepper
•1/4 tsp Aleppo pepper

Note: if you plan to ‘wave the broccoli, just tumble the frozen bag into a ‘wave safe casserole with a lid and cook, covered for five to six minutes, until cooked.

Set aside covered while you make the cheese sauce.

Make the cheese sauce by ‘waving the cheese cubes for 30 seconds, until the cheese is softened.

Whisk the milk, ranch dressing, Seasoned Salt and peppers into the cheese until smooth and pour over the thawed broccoli in a two quart baking dish.

Or, stir into the ‘waved broccoli and serve.

Stir until evenly mixed, then pop into a 350º oven and bake for 30 minutes.

If you want to bake your broccoli, thaw completely, then place in a two quart baking dish, season with salt and pepper, and bake at 350º.

That is it; all in the ‘wave or ‘wave and oven combo, this is a holidaze worthy side dish that you can enjoy any time.

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