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Cauliflower Mac and Cheese [Vegan]

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Eat your veggies as the ultimate comfort food. Nice and cheesy with a spicy kick, an addictive taste, and the goodness of cauliflower, this mac and cheese is a keeper! Healthy AND tasty.

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese [Vegan]





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  • 1 medium cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups macaroni pasta or pasta of your choice
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon white miso
  • 1/3 cup vegan cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 teaspoon red cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dry mint leaf flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter


  1. Set the oven 400°F.
  2. Place the cauliflower florets and the carrots into an oven dish, add two tablespoons of the olive oil and mix.
  3. Wrap the garlic cloves in aluminum foil together with the remainder of the olive oil.
  4. Oven roast the vegetables and the garlic for about 25-30 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, cook the pasta according to package directions, drain, and set aside.
  6. In a high-speed blender, blend the roasted cauliflower and carrot mix, the roasted garlic, and all the other ingredients except the macaroni and the vegan butter. Blend until you get a very smooth mixture.
  7. For a more cheesy taste, let this sauce wait at room temperature for one to two hours.
  8. Add the vegan butter and the macaroni pasta in a large pan, stir and cook for about one minute until the butter melts and the macaroni is coated uniformly. Add the cheese sauce, stir and cook for about 5 more minutes.

Nutrional Information

Total Calories: 2082 | Total Carbs: 225 g | Total Fat: 107 g | Total Protein: 62 g | Total Sodium: 3679 g | Total Sugar: 29 g

Per Serving: Calories: 694 | Carbs: 75 g | Fat: 36 g | Protein: 21 g | Sodium: 1226 mg | Sugar: 10 g





Simple and flavorful plant-based dinners and desserts. Maya is a photographer and a chef developing creative vegan recipes. She merges her background in visual arts with her love for healthy plant food. She is the author of the blog, Dreamy Leaf.



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One comment on “Cauliflower Mac and Cheese [Vegan]”

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Sandra Christie
1 Years Ago

Chloe Christie?

Tommy Anderson
1 Years Ago

Amber Dawn Anderson

Dean Fowler
1 Years Ago

If its Cheese how is it Vegan? If its not cheese then don't call it so.

Alexandra Maxine James
1 Years Ago

Lisa Goodricke

1 Years Ago

I love it


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