Vegan Mac & "Cheese"

Updated: Jun 8, 2018

#glutenfree #vegan #dairyfree #plantbased #vegetarian #flexitarian #soyfree

Making pasta is always a good option on those lazy days or when you have a lot of guests at home. My go-to dish is definitely vegan mac & cheese. It is so easy to make, fast, tasty and healthy! It is also a good way for kids (and adults) to get their vegetables in. I've served it to kids and they love it!

Have a try and let me know what you think!


Serves 3-4 people

1/2 cup of cashews

1 large potato

2 medium-sized carrots

1 medium onion or 2 shallots


1 tsp of garlic powder

1 tsp of onion powder

1/4 tsp of turmeric powder

1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper powder

1 tbsp of nutritional yeast

Pink Himalayan salt (to taste)

Ground black pepper (to taste)


  1. Soak cashews overnight or soak them in boiled water for 30 mins.

  2. In a medium saucepan, boil the potato, carrots and onion until the potato and carrots are soft.

  3. Take 1 1/2 cup of the vegetable stock (from the boiled potato, carrots & onion) and put it in a blender.

  4. In the blender, add the soaked cashews, boiled potato, carrots, onion and the seasonings. Blend until you get a creamy mixture.

  5. Serve the sauce over cooked pasta of your choice! I personally like to use either a gluten-free macaroni or penne due to my gluten intolerance.

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