29 April 2015

One Pot Cheesy Broccoli Pasta

Serves 2-3
Time: 15 mins

One Pot Cheesy Broccoli Pasta
This next recipe is perfect for when you've had a long, tiring day and all you want to do is crash, it's healthy comfort food that tastes anything but good for you, and best of all you can chuck everything in one pot and have a delicious meal in 15 minutes with hardly any effort at all. One pot cheesy broccoli pasta - healthy, delicious & super easy too. Other veg like mushrooms, spinach and peas will also go well with this dish.

One Pot Cheesy Broccoli Pasta
I have a feeling this will become my go-to dish during my exam period when I'm mentally exhausted and even the thought of cooking is too much to handle. Before becoming vegan one of my guilty pleasure (and very rarely consumed) foods were the sachets you buy containing dried pasta and seasoning that you simply add water/milk to; this cheesy broccoli pasta greatly exceeds the taste of those artificial pasta sachets, containing all natural ingredients & having a rich cheesy taste, despite no cheese substitute. The trick? Nutritional yeast. Though only recently getting my hands on nutritional yeast or 'nooch' as it's sometimes referred to, it has quickly become one of my favourite ingredients when it comes to making creamy sauces.

One Pot Cheesy Broccoli Pasta
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One Pot Cheesy Broccoli Pasta

You'll Need:

  • Chopping Board
  • Knife
  • Saucepan (a non-stick pan works best)
  • Wooden spoon
  • Measuring Spoons


  • 2 cups dried wholewheat pasta
  • 4 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes 
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried chives (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder/1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1.5 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2.5-3 cups water
  • Knob dairy free butter (optional)
  • 1/2 head broccoli


  1. Measure out and add all the ingredients, minus the nutritional yeast and broccoli to the sauce pan, stir together, place a lid on the pan, bring to the boil and cook for 10 minutes or until al dente. Stir frequently and add extra water if needed during the cooking process.
  2. Meanwhile, cut up the broccoli into small florets and add to the pan after 5 minutes of cooking.
  3. After 10 minutes, remove the pan from the heat, stir in the nutritional yeast and let it rest for 2-3 minutes before serving and enjoy! Cassidy xx
One Pot Cheesy Broccoli Pasta