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Consume Yourself: Sissy’s Favorite Cheesy Steamer

Sissy's Favorite Cheesy Steamer


Last week, I was feeling lazy and didn’t feel like making something elaborate for dinner. I knew one thing was for sure, I wanted some sort of comfort food with veggies and lots of cheese.

So I gathered my ingredients and whipped up a dish that Jessica now loves for me to make her. In her honor, I decided to call it Sissy’s Favorite Cheesy Steamer.  I hope it’ll make you jump for joy just as much as it makes Jessica.



– 15 Baby Carrots

– 3 Red Potatoes

– 3/4 (or 9 oz.) of a bag of Eat Smart Broccoli Florets

– 4 oz. White Mushrooms, sliced

– A generous sprinkle of Green Turtle Lucayan Spice Blend

– 7 oz. Extra Sharp Cheddar, shredded



Gather ingredients.



Bring 3/4 inch of water to boil in a large pot. (I started with a 3-quart pot, which I ended up having to upgrade to a 6-quart pot because it wasn’t big enough.)

Boiling Water


Chop the carrots into small slices.

Chopping Carrots


Place the chopped carrots into a steamer basket.

Carrots In Steamer


Cut the red potatoes into thin slices, then cut the slices in half.

Put the potato slices into the steamer basket with the carrots. (Sorry for the fuzzy picture!)

Chopping Potatoes


Carefully set the steamer basket into the pot of boiling water. Add the broccoli florets into the basket.

Adding Broccoli To Steamer


Gotta love how colorful it’s starting to look!

Colorful Veggies


Add the mushrooms to the steamer basket.

Add Mushrooms To Steamer


Place the lid on the pot and allow the veggies to steam cook on medium-high heat for 12-15 minutes, or until the veggies are tender.

Cooking Veggies


Once cooked, carefully pour the veggies into a strainer to drain the excess water. (Emphasis on the careful part; it’s very hot! I accidentally burned my arm on the pot myself – not fun!)

Draining Veggies


Once drained, place the veggies back in the pot.

Veggies Back In Pot


Add the seasoning to the veggies to your liking, I prefer to sprinkle mine very generously!

Seasoning The Veggies


Add the shredded cheddar.

Adding Cheese


Stir together the contents of the pot well.

Stir Together Everything In Pot


Place the lid back on the pot for a few minutes, until the cheese is melted.

Put Lid Back On Pot


Once the cheese is melted, give the veggies one good stir to finish.

Stir To Finish


Plate up and enjoy!

Plated Up


This dish is great because it’s simple and delicious. It’s also versatile, since you make it with whatever veggies you’d like.

I hope this satisfies your comfort food craving!

– Kerri



6 thoughts on “Consume Yourself: Sissy’s Favorite Cheesy Steamer

  1. Sounds yummy! Good idea!

    Posted by Abby | December 9, 2011, 9:35 AM
  2. I was reading your Blog outloud and said “Cheese”. Max went Crazy.

    Posted by BP AKA Big P | December 9, 2011, 5:46 PM
  3. It’s also Gluten free!!!!! And it does look utterly amazing!

    Posted by Kris Mclain | December 10, 2011, 6:44 PM


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