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Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese With Spinach [Vegan]

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In this mac and cheese recipe, sweet potatoes serve as the base to make the cheesy orange sauce that we all know and love. The spices and mustard balance out the sweetness, to create the ultimate mac.

Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese with Spinach [Vegan]

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 2 cups cooked)
  • 1 pound dried pasta shells
  • 1/3 cup vegan butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons white miso
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Poke a few holes with a fork into sweet potatoes and wrap them in foil. Bake until cooked through, about 60 minutes. When sweet potatoes are cooked and slightly cool, scoop out the flesh and discard the skins. Set flesh aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a medium pot, melt the butter. Stir in flour and cook, stirring frequently for 3-5 minutes until mixture thickens. Stir in half the non-dairy milk and continue stirring another 2 minutes or so as mixture continues to thicken. Stir in sweet potatoes. Add in remaining milk, garlic, mustard, miso, cayenne, nutmeg, nutritional yeast, and salt. Continue cooking another few minutes until a thick sauce consistency is reached.
  4. Transfer sauce to a blender and blend until smooth. Place cooked pasta into the sauce pot. Over low heat, pour blended sauce over pasta and stir well. Stir in baby spinach and cook about 2 minutes until pasta is warm and spinach is wilted.
  5. Serve with freshly ground pepper.

Nutrional Information

Total Calories: 2609 | Total Carbs: 428 g | Total Fat: 63 g | Total Protein: 83 g | Total Sodium: 1857 g | Total Sugar: 31 g

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Straightforward recipes that help busy people easily incorporate plant-based foods into their lifestyle. Through her website, Homemade Levity, Sara Hohn offers easy recipes, meal plans and guidance for thriving on a plant-based diet. Balancing work as a chef, recipe developer and user experience designer, Sara knows what it’s like to be pressed for time. Her straightforward recipes help busy people easily incorporate plant-based foods into their lifestyle. When she’s not discovering new ways to simplify meal preparation, she’s trying to conjure more space in her tiny Brooklyn kitchen.


 

 

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284 comments on “Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese With Spinach [Vegan]”

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Meagan
5 Months Ago

I just made this tonight for dinner. We don\'t do vegan butter in this house, not big on processed fats, so I subbed it for cashew cream. Delicious!!!


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Jennifer Dearlove
1 Years Ago

Looks good.


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Siobhàn Sarah Jones-O'Bryan
1 Years Ago

I wish I liked sweet potatoes.


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Cecilia Öijwall
1 Years Ago

Julia Öijwall kolla!


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Vezzie Art Nouveau
1 Years Ago

That webpage is SO ANNOYING on a mobile device!! The recipe is completely on point though :)


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Brittany Minor
1 Years Ago

Erica Bouttry you should follow this page


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Erica Bouttry
22 Jan 2016

Dope had meatless chicken patties last night it was great

Ashley Berg
1 Years Ago

Becky Berg


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Billie Pippin-Ingham
1 Years Ago

Sounds interesting.


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Cassie-Lee Greentree
1 Years Ago

Treacy Bugeja


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Ashley Vander Pol
1 Years Ago

Dawn Motley sweet potato!


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