Broccacauliflower Cheese

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We have conjured up a healthy...yes we said HEALTHY.... veggie Mac 'n' Cheese, swapping pasta for would you believe it, Broccoli and cauliflower! A great tasty vegan snack or quick lunch recipe idea. This is a marvellously creamy, super cheesy, totally delicious dish that works well with salad but would also work really well with pasta. Vegan food has never been so good! The full recipe for this dish can be found in BISH BASH BOSH!

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For the broccacauliflower

<item-todo-done>1 ½ tbsp olive oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 head of cauliflower - around 600g<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 head of broccoli - around 350g<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>100g spinach<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>50g panko breadcrumbs<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Salt & pepper to taste<item-todo-done>

For the cheesy sauce

<item-todo-done>1 ½ tsp garlic powder<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>¾ tsp smoked paprika<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 ½ tsp English mustard<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>250g plant-based butter<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>50g plain flour<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>700ml plant-based milk<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>200g plant-based cheese<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>25g nutritional yeast<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>30g pickled jalapeños<item-todo-done>

To serve

<item-todo-done> fresh chives<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>200g salad<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Preheat oven to 180°C | Line a baking tray | Large saucepan on a medium heat | Whisk | Grater | 20 x 30cm lasagne dish

Trim the cauliflower and broccoli and cut into small florets

  • Cut the stems into similar-sized pieces
  • Spread over the lined baking tray
  • Sprinkle over a little salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Put the tray in the oven and bake for 20–25 minutes

Meanwhile, make the cheesy sauce

  • Put the dairy-free butter into the medium hot saucepan and stir with a wooden spoon until it melts, then gradually add the flour to the pan, stirring vigorously until you have a doughy paste
  • Gradually pour in 500ml of the milk, whisking all the time until you have a thick, creamy sauce
  • Grate the dairy-free cheese
  • Add the cheese, nutritional yeast, jalapeños, garlic powder, paprika and mustard to the pan, stirring constantly, until the cheese has melted and combined with the sauce
  • Add the rest of the milk and keep stirring until the sauce has a thick, creamy consistency
  • Taste, season to perfection with salt and pepper and turn the heat right down

Take the tray out of the oven and turn on the grill to hot

  • Add the cauliflower and broccoli to the pan of cheese sauce
  • Add the spinach and fold so that everything is well covered in sauce
  • Pour into the lasagne dish and smooth out with the back of a wooden spoon

Pour the panko breadcrumbs into a dish

  • Drizzle over the panko the remaining 1⁄2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Toss to coat
  • Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the top of the cheesy vegetables

Finish and serve

  • Put the lasagne dish under the grill until golden, 1–5 minutes depending on your grill, so watch it closely
  • Remove the dish from the oven
  • Spoon into bowls
  • Snip over the chives to garnish, if using, and serve with the salad on the side
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