Cheesy broccoli toast (from Canada's food guide)
Love avocado toast? You have to try these! These cheesy broccoli toasts are quick, easy and super delicious!
Prep time: 7 min
Cook time: 5 min
500 mL (2 cups) frozen broccoli
2 slices whole grain bread
1 mL (¼ tsp) red pepper flakes
2 mL (½ tsp) garlic powder
60 mL (¼ cup) light cheddar cheese, grated
Preheat oven to 400 ̊F. Place frozen broccoli in a microwaveable bowl, cover with a plate and microwave on high for approximately 5 minutes. Allow to cool slightly then roughly mash with a fork. Add pepper flakes and garlic.
Lightly toast bread in oven or toaster. Place toast on a baking tray. Layer mashed broccoli mixture on each slice and evenly sprinkle the grated cheddar cheese over each slice.
Bake in the oven until cheese is melted and golden, approximately 5 minutes.
Get a head start. You can make the broccoli mixture a day ahead. When ready to prepare, preheat oven and start with Direction #2.
Have fresh broccoli in the fridge to use up? Place broccoli in a microwaveable bowl, with 2 tbsp water and microwave on high for approximately 5 min.
Make a double batch of the broccoli mixture and freeze extras for up to two weeks. Warm in microwave before layering on toast and baking in oven.
This recipe is great to use up any dry or stale bread to reduce food waste and save money.
Source: © All rights reserved. Canada’s Food Guide: Recipes. Health Canada. Reproduced with permission from the Minister of Health, 2022.