Veggies with Cheese Sauce – Vegan Recipe


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There’s something truly magical about the combination of fresh veggies and a rich, velvety cheese sauce. Whether you’re a devoted vegetarian/ vegan, a health-conscious foodie, or simply looking to add more veggies to your diet, this recipe for Tasty Veggies with Cheezy Sauce will satisfy your taste buds and leave you craving more. With a burst of vibrant colours, flavours, and the irresistible allure of melted cheese, this dish is bound to become a favourite on your dinner table.

I often make this dish because you get many nutritious veggies in one meal. Everyone loves it, even my fussy youngest kid! It’s easy to make and oh-so-delicious!


Health Benefits of Eating Vegan

A vegan diet offers potential advantages for weight loss, including reduced risk of chronic diseases, improved heart health, weight management, increased nutrient intake, improved digestive health, potential anti-inflammatory effects, and enhanced blood sugar control. However, proper planning is necessary to ensure adequate intake of essential nutrients.

A Vegan Diet for Effective Weight Loss:

A vegan diet can benefit weight loss due to its emphasis on whole, plant-based foods that are lower in calories and saturated fat. The high fibre content of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes can promote feelings of fullness and support a healthy weight. Whilst other diets also can be effective for weight loss, the vegan diet potentially offers greater weight loss benefits due to its lower calorie and fat content.

With this recipe for Tasty Veggies with Cheezy Sauce, you can transform simple vegetables into a delectable and satisfying dish that will please everyone at the table. Combining the tender, colourful veggies and the creamy, flavorful cheese sauce creates a harmonious blend that will tantalize your taste buds and keep you coming back for more. Whether enjoyed as a side dish or a light main course, this recipe offers a nutritious and delicious way to incorporate more vegetables into your meals. So, grab your favourite veggies, get cooking, and indulge in this cheesy delight!

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  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This is a great standby to have on rotation and so veggie dense!



Cheez Sauce

  • 500 grams Potatoes (cut into a large dice)
  • 450 grams Cauliflower Florets (use fresh or frozen, as desired)
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 yellow onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3 tbsps nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp tumeric
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Vegetables with Rice

  • 300 grams broccoli florets ((4 cups/two pints))
  • 240 grams mushrooms (sliced (3 cups/1.5 pints))
  • 4 large carrots (sliced (2 cups))
  • 1/4 cups sliced almonds ((to garnish, optional))


  • 2 cups brown rice (6 cups cooked (or 2 microwave rice packets to save time))



  1. I like to use microwave rice on nights when I'm in a hurry.
  2. Prepare rice according to the package instructions. The cooking time and water/rice ratio will vary depending on the type of brown rice you use.

Cheezy Sauce

  1. Combine all the veggies, stock, and garlic in a pot over high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until tender, approx 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let it cool for a few minutes with the lid on. Do not drain water.
  4. Add plant milk, nutritional yeast and turmeric.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Using a blender or a stick/immersion blender, blend veggies and water to make the cheez sauce. You may need to do this step in batches.
  7. Check seasoning and adjust according to taste.


  1. Add broccoli, mushrooms and carrots in a medium-sized pot. Steam with about an inch of water at that bottom over medium heat until tender – approximately 5-6 minutes.


  1. Add cooked rice to the bottom of four serving bowls.
  2. Top with steamed veggies and cheezy sauce.
  3. Garnish with sliced almonds.
  4. Serve and enjoy.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 630
  • Sugar: 11
  • Sodium: 593
  • Fat: 11
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 119
  • Fiber: 15
  • Protein: 20


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