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Crispy Cheesy Roasted Broccoli wth Vegan Cheese Sauce

Cheesy Roasted Broccoli with Vegan Cheese Sauce

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Amercian
  • Diet: Vegan


This simple dish dish is healthy comfort food at its finest.


To Make the Crispy Cheese Roasted Broccoli

To Make the Vegan Cheese Sauce

  • 2 cups (270 g), peeled and diced yukon gold potato, or any other yellow potato
  • 1 cup (140 g), peeled and chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup water (plus more to reach desired consistency)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (or more water if you don’t have any milk on hand)
  • 1/2 cup (45 g) nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce or gluten-free tamari
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • sea salt, to taste


To Make the Crispy Cheesy Roasted Broccoli

  1. Add the broccoli florets, nutritional yeast, sea salt, black pepper and oil to a bowl and mix well.
  2. Spread evenly in one layer on a parchment paper or silicone mat lined baking sheet.
  3. Roast for 20-35 minutes until tender and browned. I know that’s a long time window but it’s pretty flexible, I like it really well done so I usually let it go close to 40 minutes. Take a look after 20, give it a flip then keep checking it every 5-10 minutes.

To Make the Vegan Cheese Sauce

  1. Boil the diced carrot and potato in a pot until very soft. Drain then add to a blender with the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy, adding a bit more water if needed to reach desired thickness.
  3. Spoon over the finished broccoli and enjoy! It can also be used over fries, as a dip for veggies or chips, on pizza, for mac and cheese and just about anything else you can think of.
  4. Extra cheese sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.


Nutrition facts are for cheese sauce only.


  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 47
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 1.2 g

Keywords: vegan cheese sauce, potato cheese sauce