Vegan Comfort Food: Cheesy Broccoli Casserole


Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

Vegan Comfort Food: Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

Picture yourself on a cozy evening, craving comfort beyond measure. What could be better than indulging in a wholesome Vegan Cheesy Broccoli Casserole? This delightful dish seamlessly combines the goodness of tender broccoli florets embraced in a velvety vegan cheese sauce, all tucked beneath a golden-brown, crispy topping. It’s a warm hug for your taste buds and a guilt-free choice for your body.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked and drained
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a casserole dish.
  2. Steam the broccoli florets until tender, then set aside.
  3. In a blender, combine soaked cashews, almond milk, nutritional yeast, garlic, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, turmeric powder, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the cooked brown rice, steamed broccoli, and the cashew cheese sauce.
  5. Transfer the mixture into the prepared casserole dish.
  6. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs and chopped parsley. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the casserole.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the top is golden and the casserole is heated through.
  8. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Yields: 6 servings

A creamy, dreamy Vegan Cheesy Broccoli Casserole that’s as comforting as a warm embrace. Loaded with wholesome ingredients, this dish is sure to become a family favorite.

Nutrition per serving: Calories: 285, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 36g, Fiber: 7g, Protein: 10g

As you take your first bite, the creamy texture of the vegan cheese sauce mingles with the earthiness of broccoli, while the golden breadcrumb topping adds a satisfying crunch. Each mouthful is a reminder that comfort food can be both nourishing and delectable.

So whether it’s a weeknight dinner or a potluck gathering, this Vegan Cheesy Broccoli Casserole is your ticket to savory satisfaction. Share the warmth, share the goodness, and share the joy of this delightful comfort dish with your loved ones.

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