Cheesy is in quotes because this is dairy-free roasted broccoli but I add my secret ingredient to mimic that cheese flavor.. read more to find out what it is 🙂
I’ll cut right to the chase… it’s nutritional yeast that has that nutty, cheesy flavor that I love to use when I’m trying to get that cheesy flavor. I’ve used it for my vegan mac and cheese sauce and as a substitute for Parmesan cheese in my vegan pesto sauce! This recipe can’t get any easier.. just chop, season, bake, sprinkle and serve…
- 1 large head broccoli
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- nutritional yeast
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Cut broccoli into small florets. Place in a bowl and add in olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Toss until well combined.
Cook for about about 15-20 minutes. I've read a lot of recipes that say cook 25 minutes at 450 and WOW did that make some black broccoli which can be attributed to 1) your oven and 2) how small/large you cut your broccoli so just keep an eye on them starting around 15 minutes!
When cooked through and starting to brown slightly, liberally sprinkle the nutritional yeast on top and enjoy!
What do you think?