This is a throw back to my days before I adopted a whole food plant based lifestyle. I do like a good casserole – there is something comforting about them. For this one I use leftover brown rice, steamed broccoli and my Chipotle Nacho Cheese sauce made with butternut squash. The squash makes it a little sweeter and more creamy. I like it creamy for this recipe.
Simple but delicious.
A big salad with Vegan Ranch Dressing would be perfect with this casserole meal.
You could double the recipe and make it in a 9 x 13 pan to feed a family or to have leftovers.
I made it in an 8 inch square and split it with Tom. I should have made a double batch.
You can even make a single serving with 1 cup rice, 1 cup broccoli and cheese sauce to taste. Yum! It doesn’t have to have a topping – you decide.
The Vegify Cauliflower Crumbles works well for a little topping in place of bread crumbs for a gluten free option. You really don’t need a topping – you could just add a layer of cheese sauce on top, that would work too.
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Here is a little video showing you how to make the cheese sauce and the casserole!…