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Super Creamy Mac and Cheese [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Who doesn't like mac and cheese (or shells and cheese in this case)? I have spent a lot of time trying to create great stove-top vegan mac and cheese that doesn't involve soy, commercial vegan cheese products, gluten or nuts. I think I finally have a winner in this fairly easy recipe.

Super Creamy Mac and Cheese (No Nuts, No Soy, No Problem!) [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Calories

179

Serves

2

Ingredients

For the Pasta:

  • Gluten-Free pasta (shells or macaroni), as much as you desire to make keeping in mind that the sauce recipe is perfect for two servings of pasta (double the sauce recipe if necessary for a family meal)

For the Cheese Sauce:

  • 2 cups chopped cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup chopped butternut squash
  • 1 cup water
  • garlic powder and onion powder (to taste)
  • Pink salt or sea salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Lemon juice (to taste)
  • 1 cup rice milk (unflavored)
  • 1-2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • Fresh cracked black pepper (to taste)
  • 1-2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin and 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup reserved pasta cooking water

Preparation

To Make the Pasta:

  1. Semi-cook your pasta until its still quite al dente. It will continue to cook with the sauce later so do not overcook, it should have a nice bite to it. Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking water. Strain semi-cooked pasta and add to a dry pot. Set aside while you make sauce.

 To Make the Cheese Sauce:

  1. Steam cauliflower and squash together until tender then add to a blender with remaining sauce ingredients.
  2. Puree everything together until super smooth.
  3. Pour sauce over the pasta in the pot and bring to a simmer. Taste. Add more of any spices you desire (garlic powder, onion powder, salt) until you are satisfied with the flavor (vegan mac n cheese requires a delicate balance of flavors). This recipe NEEDS salt so don’t leave it out and don’t be too shy with it.
  4. I like this mac thick and creamy so I cooked it over low heat for awhile to really thicken it up. If it gets too thick add more rice milk and stir. Make sure you don’t overcook your pasta though. Once finished I added extra black pepper.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 357 | Total Carbs: 22 g | Total Fat: 23 g | Total Protein: 18 g | Total Sodium: 123 g | Total Sugar: 7 g

Per Serving: Calories: 179 | Carbs: 11 g | Fat: 12 g | Protein: 9 g | Sodium: 62 mg | Sugar: 4 g

Calculation not including pasta or salt to taste.

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AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


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Danielle Dewar is a passionate baker and the woman behind the blogs Baking Backwards and Our Vegitable. Danielle has been tinkering with gluten-free baking for the past three years to improve her health and quality of life. Danielle’s recipes are totally from scratch and use no gums or stabilizers and no pre-made flour mixes.


 

 

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