Cheesy Broccoli Mash

Who stayed up to watch the Royal Wedding last night? We sure did!

I thought Kate’s dress was perfect!!

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I considered making a special theme dinner to celebrate the big event, but the first traditional English meal that popped in my head was Bangers and Mash. Since sausage and mashed potatoes aren’t exactly my taste, I opted for a different kind of “mash,” instead:

Cheesy broccoli mash!! This was beyond delicious.

After all, you really can’t go wrong when there’s broccoli and cheese involved.

Cheesy Broccoli Mash
serves 2

Ingredients:

12 oz. fresh broccoli florets, chopped (about 3 cups)
1 oz. raw goat cheddar, shredded (or cheese of choice)
1/4 tsp. sea salt
3 cloves roasted garlic

Directions:

Set your oven to 400F. Place a few garlic cloves on a dry baking sheet, and let them roast for 15 minutes, until soft and aromatic. (I did this while re-heating Austin’s veggie burger in the oven–> multi-tasking!!) 😉

Meanwhile, in a covered sauce pan, steam the broccoli in a half-inch of water until fork-tender, about 5-6 minutes.

The roasted garlic should be easy to peel, and mushy inside– like a garlic spread. (Yum!)

Throw three cloves of roasted garlic (you could roast more and save some for later!) and the steamed broccoli into a food processor, and season with sea salt:

Process until creamy!

Now, for those of you who would like to keep this vegan– you could stop right here and have a VERY tasty side dish!

I almost did.

But then I remembered I had already shredded some goat cheese, so why not make this a little more decadent?

Yes, please.

Serve piping hot, and garnish with a little extra shredded goat cheese!

Enjoy!!

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This dish was so rich and decadent. I love broccoli in pretty much ALL forms, but I love how this puree distributed the garlic-cheesy flavor so well! I loved tasting it in every bite!! It’s always fun to change-it-up on the texture-front, too.

Let me know if you try it!!

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Comments

Red Deception

I’m really weird and not into wedding stuff, so I don’t get how great the dress is. Is seems very conservative and blah to me.

I love broccoli, and now you have given me the idea to combine it with my other love: goat cheese. Thank you.

Rawkinmom

how cute that he set up a little slumber party!!! That sounds like lots of fun!!!

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

I got up at 2:45am (after just 1.5 hours of sleep) to watch it! It was hard enough for me to believe I actually woke up at that time, but the REALLY crazy part is that Matt got up with me. I had to lure him with scones, but still 🙂 We’ve got a couple of good-sport guys, that’s for sure!

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty

I’m bad, I didn’t watch the wedding. I didn’t have too much of an interest in it to be honest!! I feel like I was the only person on the planet that felt that way though!! hehe

Sounds like you had a great time though!!

Morgan Torres

What an awesome-looking recipe! I would try it tonight but my food processor and I are having a fight and it’s winning-I can’t get it to turn on (maybe that’s because my parents bought it in 1995?)

Holly @ The Runny Egg

So you didn’t end up getting BK and DQ last night??? I told Jason your idea and he thought it was hilarious.

I only watched some recaps this morning and I’ve seen a zillion pictures on the web 🙂

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