Plant based mac n’ cheese - vegan, vegetarian, can be gluten free if used GF pasta

Mac n' Cheese

Plant Based Mac n’ Cheese

Plant based mac n cheese

Plant-Based Mac n’ Cheese - Download Recipe

4 servings

  • 1½ cup potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • ½ cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and left whole
  • 2½ cup raw cashews, soaked in water for 10 minutes
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast
  • Pasta of your choice


  1. Place the potato, carrot, onion, turmeric and garlic in a medium-sized pot, cover with 2 cups of water and simmer for 20 minutes, with the lid on.
  2. After 20 minutes, add the veggies (and the remaining liquid in the pot) to your blender.
  3. Drain the cashews (discard the water) and add the cashews to the blender, along with the nutritional yeast, salt, and the additional ½ cup of water.
  4. Blend until the sauce is creamy and smooth, about 2 minutes.
  5. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package and then strain and rise with cold water to stop it from cooking. Return to the pot.
  6. Turn the heat to very low and pour as much cheesy sauce over the pasta as you like.
  7. Add black pepper and salt to taste.

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