Cheese and Broccoli Bake

Location: Black Country

“ I turned vegetarian in 1995 when I was at university. There was a lot of stuff on the news about people shipping live cows overseas and them having horrendous journeys and that made me think, do I really want to eat meat?
When I first went vegetarian you couldn’t get many meat replacements. There was this horrible stuff called TVP, which was like veggie mince but not very nice, that you bought in health food shops and you soaked it overnight, and then cooked it. It tasted like plastic!
It was a regular family joke when I was first vegetarian that if we went out to a restaurant, the only things on the menu that I could eat were a cheese and broccoli bake or a vegetarian lasagne!”

Sheila Chamberlain Hyett



  • Cheese sauce
  • Broccoli
  • Grated mozzarella

Make a cheese sauce.

Steam the broccoli until just tender.

In an ovenproof dish, put a layer of broccoli, then cheese sauce, then mozzarella. Repeat.

Bake in a hot oven for 40 mins or until golden brown.