Steamed broccoli is alright, but savory, zesty encrusted broccoli is better! Just the right amount of olive oil, a dash of nutritional yeast, and ample time in the oven transforms this broccoli into crispy, rich, cheesy amazingness that's highly addictive. Enjoy this broccoli as a filling snack, serve it as a side dish, or top mac and cheese with it.

Crunchy Cheesy Broccoli [Vegan]





  • 1 12-ounce bag of broccoli florets
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Place broccoli on a baking sheet and drizzle with two tablespoons of olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and one tablespoon of nutritional yeast. Mix together with a spatula to evenly coat broccoli in oil and nutritional yeast. Spread broccoli back into an even layer.
  2. Drizzle broccoli with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and then sprinkle on the remaining tablespoon of nutritional yeast. Roast in the oven for about 15-20 minutes (do not stir midway) until slightly blackened and crispy, but still tender. Enjoy immediately.