Roasted Broccoli with Cheeze Sauce

There are many, many, many, many, many (get my point?), many dairy-free cheese sauces out there.  So why am I throwing another one out there?  The thing about most of the recipes out there is they either have flour, nuts, or tomatoes in them; each something that at least one of my family members is allergic to.   There are also sauces with dairy-free cheeses, but those can get pricy, and unhealthy.  

So, in short, I wanted to create a recipe that all of my family members can have, and one that is a little more healthy.  

Roasted Broccoli with Cheeze Sauce
Serves 5
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
  1. 1-1/2 pounds broccoli florets, cut into 1 inch pieces
  2. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  3. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  4. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Cheeze Sauce
  1. 2 tablespoons non-hydrogenated vegan margarine (e.g. Earth Balance)
  2. 2 tablespoons sweet rice flour
  3. 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  4. 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  5. 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  6. 1/8 teaspoon tumeric
  7. 1/4 teaspoon salt (or more, to taste)
  8. 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  9. 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  10. 1-1/2 cups So Delicious coconut milk, unsweetened
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a large bowl, toss together broccoli, olive oil, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place on large sheet tray and cook in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, until broccoli is tender and florets are lightly browned.
Cheeze sauce
  1. In a small pan, melt margarine over medium heat. Whisk in flour, garlic powder, mustard powder, and chili powder. Cook for 1 minute, until very fragrant. Whisk in coconut milk and whisk constantly until thickened.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over cooked broccoli.
One Fine Tomato
Roasting the broccoli is nice for a change, lending a slightly different flavor and texture.  I like this recipe because you can make the sauce while the broccoli is cooking making it a quick recipe, so I decided to enter it in the So Delicious Fast and Fresh Dairy-Free Time Trials Contest.   I actually did this one with a stopwatch and was able to get it done (trimming broccoli included) in 13’22”.


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