Cheese Dip with Broccoli, Bell Peppers, & Parmesan

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of Smith's Farm broccoli florets +optional extra for serving
  • 1 shallotchopped (see notes for Low FODMAP option)
  • 2 cloves garlicminced (see notes for Low FODMAP option)
  • 1 redorange, or yellow bell pepper + (optional) extra for serving
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher sea salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 3 1/4 cups whole a2 Milk®(see notes for low FODMAP option)
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
  • For serving: Extra veggiessee above + crackers (gluten-free or regular) if desired.

Directions:

  1. Place broccoli florets in a microwave safe dish and microwave on high power for 2 minutes, or until lightly cooked. Carefully remove to chopping board and lightly chop. Set broccoli aside, and dice shallot, chop bell pepper into ~1/8 inch pieces, and mince garlic.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and garlic, and saute for 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add bell peppers and saute an additional 2 minutes, then add broccoli along with salt and pepper. Saute for 1 more minute, then turn off heat.
  3. Stir the cornstarch into a small bowl with a 1/4 cup of a2 Milk®. Pour the remaining 3 cups of the a2 Milk® into a medium size saucepan, and heat on high until gently boiling. Turn down heat to medium, and stir in the cornstarch/milk mixture. Continue stirring constantly for about 5 minutes, or until mixture thickens. Stir in Parmesan cheese, and cook mixture, again stirring constantly, for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Add cooked vegetables to milk/cheese mixture, and stir well to combine. Place in serving dish and enjoy with additional chopped veggies, plus crackers, if desired, while queso dip is warm.

 

Notes:

Low FODMAP Substitutions
  • Omit shallot and minced garlic. Use garlic-infused olive oil, if desired, in place of plain olive oil.
  • Swap A2 milk with lactose-free milk.
The queso dip can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, Reheat in a microwave-safe dish, and stir well before serving.
Thank you to E.A. Stewart for this delicious recipe!
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