Vegan Mac and Cheese

When I decided to stop eating dairy,  Mac and Cheese was one of the foods I missed the most. I mean honestly, who doesn’t love a warm bowl of creamy, cheesy, satisfying, mac and cheese? I searched the internet to try and find an alternative that omitted dairy. Unfortunately, most of them contained cashews (I’m allergic). As my search continued, I found lots of recipes that looked good, but contained an ingredient or two that I didn’t want to include. Finally, I decided to create my own recipe!

My ideal mac and cheese had to be:

  • Dairy Free
  • Nut free
  • Gluten Free
  • Sugar free
  • Fat free

WOW… I’ve got a lot of requirements!!!

After a few tweaks, I finally created a sauce that I am not only satisfied with, but that I have been putting on EVERYTHING.

Vegan Mac and Cheese
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A delicious vegan mac and cheese that is kid friendly and easy to make! Fat free, vegan, gluten free, sugar free, grain free, and nut free!
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Vegan
  • 1 small head of cauliflower, chopped
  • 1¼ cup butternut squash, chopped
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1 cup nutritional yeast (you can use parm. cheese if you eat dairy)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2½ TBS lemon juice
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • 1½-2 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup broccoli, chopped
  • your favorite pasta (I used quinoa pasta)
  1. Spray a large pot with non stick cooking spray
  2. Add minced garlic and cook for about 3 minutes
  3. Next, add coconut milk, cauliflower and butternut squash, cover and bring to a boil
  4. Once boiling, turn heat down to a simmer (leave covered)
  5. Allow to cook (about 25 minutes) or until veggies are soft
  6. Once soft, transfer contents of pot to a blender
  7. Add remaining ingredients and blend on high
  8. Cook pasta according to directions
  9. While pasta is cooking, add broccoli (to the boiling pasta pot) and allow to cook until pasta is done
  10. drain water
  11. add desired amount of sauce
  12. ENJOY!
Add more milk to get a thinner sauce
Add more salt depending on desired taste

This sauce is creamy, cheesy, and delicious. I will admit, it doesn’t taste like mac and cheese that comes from a box, but it absolutely satisfies the craving and tastes great!

My “aunt in law” has been making some of my recipes with her son, and I realized that this recipe is totally kid friendly! I think it would be fun for a child to chop all of the ingredients, and watch the sauce turn color as it blends!

Happy Saturday!!!


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