• Micah

Vegan Mac & Cheese

Updated: Jan 27

Macaroni and Cheese pretty much summed up my entire childhood. But it usually came from a big old box of blue KD (if you know, you know). Fast forward a couple decades, and I'm making my mac and cheese differently, I'm making creamy Vegan Mac & Cheese.


This Vegan Mac & Cheese recipe is simple - it's truly just a recipe for a vegan cheese sauce, that you pour over your favourite pasta, nacho chips, or eat it off a spoon. It gets it's bright colour from turmeric and carrots, and is creamy thanks to cashews and vegan cream cheese. It's the perfect dish to get your kids eating a few hidden veggies.


I like to customize this recipe by adding in chopped jalapenos or topping with crunchy fried onions. I've also been known to add a dash of hot sauce and drizzle it over a plate of game day nachos.


Seriously cheesy, seriously versatile. Go ahead and whip up this recipe tonight!

Vegan Mac & Cheese

Prep time : 30 minutes

Serves: 2-3

This dairy free cheeze sauce is perfect over your favourite pasta, as nacho dip, or right off the spoon!


Ingredients

  • ¼ cup raw cashews, soaked in hot water for 20 minutes

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 medium carrot, chopped

  • ½ small onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped

  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup water (60-120ml)

  • ½ tsp turmeric

  • 1 tsp dijon mustard

  • ⅓ c. nutritional yeast

  • ¼ c. vegan cream cheese or yogurt ( I used Nush Foods)

  • 2-3 servings of your favourite pasta

Instructions

  1. In a pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.

  2. Add carrot, onion, and garlic, cook until  onions are translucent (about 10 minutes).

  3. Add water to the pan, bring to a boil, and let cook until carrots are tender.

  4. Transfer carrot mixture to a blender, add drained cashews, turmeric, mustard,  nutritional yeast and cream cheese. Blend until smooth.

  5. Pour over your favourite pasta, use as a dip, or eat with a spoon!

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