Cheese is one of my guilty pleasures. I absolutely love it and would happily indulge in it many times a day if I could. The reality though is that my gut is not a fan.

Thankfully I have found a great substitute which helps me fill my void of all things cheesiness —  Nutritional Yeast!

Nutritional yeast is a complex protein that tastes nutty and cheesy, and is packed full of B12. The best part? It makes a really great “cheese” sauce.

As a huge mac and cheese lover, I have taken to enjoying Vegan Mac and Cheese whenever the mood strikes. Pair the amazingly creamy vegan cheese sauce with chickpea pasta, and you have a dish that is beyond satisfying. Comfort in a bowl — that’s what this meal is!

Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipe

Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked chickpea pasta (you can do 2.5 or 3 cups if you are not a fan of creamy Mac and cheese)
  • 1 cup unsweetened original cashew milk
  • 1/3 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 16-20 baby carrots
  • 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp paprika

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Toss carrots and potatoes in 1.5 tbsp avocado oil. Transfer vegetables to foil lined pan. Roast for 45 minutes. Flipping at the half way point.
  3. Remove from oven and set aside.
  4. Bring a pot of water to boil and cook pasta according to directions.
  5. While the pasta is cooking. Use a high speed blender to process cashew milk, onion, potatoes and carrots. Once those ingredients are smooth, add remaining spices nutritional yeast and cashews and process until mixture is smooth.
  6. Once pasta is cooked, drain. Transfer noodles back to pot and stir in the vegan cheese sauce. Bon appetite!

Creamy Vegan Mac 'n Cheese Recipe

** This recipe has been adapted from the recipe featured on Vegan Yumminess.

5 Comments on Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese

  1. Lindsay Gallimore
    November 16, 2017 at 1:47 pm (2 months ago)

    I have a pretty big soft spot for mac & cheese myself! I am always skeptical of recipes for things I love turned vegan- but I have friends who can’t have dairy so this would be perfect!

    Reply
  2. Amanda
    November 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm (2 months ago)

    I’m not usually one fro vegan recipes but this looks scrumptious – thanks for sharing your recipe!

    Reply
  3. Kyla
    November 16, 2017 at 6:59 pm (2 months ago)

    Mmmmm. Sending this to my friend!

    Reply
  4. Heather Lynne
    November 20, 2017 at 11:01 am (2 months ago)

    This is so crazy to me, that you can have mac & cheese without cheese! 🙂 haha So great for those who can’t eat it but love it! 😉

    Reply
  5. kathy downey
    November 30, 2017 at 9:04 am (2 months ago)

    I absolutely love how cheesy delicious this dish looks

    Reply

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