Cheesy Trees

Cheesy Trees Recipe

By Veegs

🔪Prep Time: 10 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 15 minutes


1 cup chopped Yukon gold potatoes

½ cup peeled, chopped carrot

1 bunch (1 pound) broccoli chopped into florets

¼ cup raw cashews, soaked in warm water for 1 hour and drained, water reserved

¾ cup reserved soaking water

¼ cup nutritional yeast

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon olive oil

½ teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon salt

Salt and black pepper to taste


1Place the potatoes and carrots in a medium pot and cover with water.

2Bring to a boil and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until the vegetables are easily pierced with a fork.

3While you’re boiling the potatoes and carrots, place the broccoli in a steamer basket over a pot of boiling water and cover.

4Steam the broccoli until tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

5Once tender, remove from the heat but keep warm until ready to serve.

6Drain the potatoes and carrots and transfer them to the blender.

7Add the cashews, reserved soaking water, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt.

8Blend until completely smooth.

9Serve the broccoli with a pinch of salt and pepper and a few dollops of cheese sauce.

10Store any leftover cheese sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

11If your kids don’t like broccoli, try using cauliflower or another vegetable they like instead.

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