“Cheesy” Broccoli Casserole

Oh comfort food…how I love you. There’s just something about a “cheesy” casserole that can just make bad days seem good. 



Approximately 3.5 cups (dry) penne

1 ½ cup diced cremini mushrooms

3 cups broccoli florets

1 2/3 cups cashews, soaked for at least 4 hours

1 ½ cups almond milk

1/3 cup nutritional yeast

1 tbsp garlic powder

2 tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard

Bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. In a high speed blender, combine cashews, milk, nutritional yeast, and garlic powder. Process until smooth.
  3. Steam broccoli until slightly tender
  4. In a medium frying pan, sauté mushrooms for 4-5 mins
  5. Cook pasta according to directions
  6. In a large casserole dish, add the pasta, mushrooms, and sauce. Stir until the pasta is coated with the sauce.
  7. Mix in Dijon mustard.
  8. Add the broccoli florets and mix until the broccoli is coated with the sauce.
  9. Sprinkle a layer of bread crumbs on top of the pasta dish.
  10. Bake covered at 375° for 20 mins.
  11. Remove the cover and bake uncovered for an additional 10mins

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