An American classic turned Vegan. This Vegan Mac & Cheese is creamy, cheesy, and satisfying in every bite – definitely a must for Vegan cheese lovers. You can also make this recipe nut free, just sub the cashews with 12 oz of silken tofu. It’s the perfect recipe for all occasions and diets.
When I became Vegan, my biggest worry was “what about cheese???” Would I never be able to have creamy fettuccine Alfredo anymore? What about my favorite meat lasagna I make on special occasions? No more bleu cheese on my burgers either? I could not come to terms with not having cheese in my life, so naturally, I make my own.
It definitely took me a couple of go’s, but nonetheless, the end result was definitely rewarding. I had made Vegan Mac & Cheese that ACTUALLY tasted like Mac & Cheese. After one bite of that Mac & Cheese, I felt like Liz Lemon from 30 Rock; happiest when eating cheese.
Can I make this nut free?
Yes, absolutely! Just sub the cashews with 12 oz of silken tofu. And don't worry, you don't taste the tofu at all. I've tried both and they turned out pretty much the exact same (I just went with what I had on hand at the time).
What if my sauce came out too thick?
Just heat some non dairy milk and a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
What if my sauce came out too thin?
Put it on the stove and cook it down until you reach your desired consistency
-If you follow the recipe exactly, you shouldn't have to do either :) it came out perfectly creamy.
How do I reheat this?
If you want to reheat this, the best way is on the stove and add a little bit of warmed up non dairy milk at a time to retain the creamy-ness.
Other GF pasta recipes you'll LOVE:
If you want to make this recipe nut free, sub the cashews with silken tofu instead
If you are using cashews, make sure you soak them either overnight or in boiling hot water for 15 minutes
Taste the sauce before you pour it on the noodles, if you need to adjust the salt or add a little of your own seasoning, that's the best time.
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[serving size: 4]
12 oz gluten free elbow pasta
1- 1.5 steamed broccoli
For the sauce:
3 cloves garlic - chopped
1/2 white onion - chopped
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 cup water or veggie broth
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 tsp turmeric
Cook your pasta according to the package instructions
If you’re going to be steaming your veggies, do so now
In a frying pan, sauce the onions and garlic until the onions become translucent. Set aside
In a high speed blender, like Vitamix, add all the sauce ingredients including the onions and garlic you just sautéed
Blend until smooth - scrape down the sides about halfway to make sure you get all of it combined
Pour the sauce directly over the hot noodles and mix well to make sure all the noodles are evenly covered with the sauce
Top with your steamed veggies