Steamed Broccoli with Ricotta, Beer and Chive Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 pound ricotta cheese

1/2 cup amber beer (measure without foam), plus a splash for steaming

1/4 cup sour cream

1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for steaming

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper

Chopped chives, for garnish


  1. In a large pot with a steamer insert, bring salted water and a splash of beer to a boil. Steam broccoli until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Keep warm.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and cook onion and garlic until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in ricotta cheese, beer, and sour cream until smooth and heated through. Add salt and white pepper. Spoon the sauce over steamed broccoli. Garnish with chives and serve.