Smoky Vegan Macaroni and Cheese
Smoky Vegan Macaroni and Cheese
  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    Heaps of warm elbow pasta are coated in a simple, homemade, and plant-powered smoky vegan cheese sauce. The "cheese" is made by blending together raw cashews, a bit of filtered water, roasted red peppers, nutritional yeast, arrowroot starch (for thickening), apple cider vinegar, smoked paprika, s + p, and a dash of hot sauce (if you're feeling feisty). The mixture is heated for just a few minutes, or until its hot, bubbly, and thickened into a rich cheese sauce. Then, simply spoon it over the pasta, stir to coat, and serve. That's it. Simple vegan homemade mac 'n' cheese in 30 minutes flat!

    Ingredients

    • 12 to 16 ounces brown rice elbow pasta, depending on desired level of cheesiness (I use 12 ounces for a cheesier mac 'n' cheese)
    • 2/3 cup raw cashews, soaked in boiling water for 10 minutes and drained (to soften)
    • 1 1/3 cups filtered water
    • 1/3 cup chopped and seeded roasted red peppers
    • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
    • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder/flour/starch
    • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste
    • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
    • Dash of hot sauce (optional)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 181 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 2 g 2.84%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 1.63%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 669 mg 27.86%
    • Calcium: 19 mg 1.89%
    • Potassium: 170 mg 4.86%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 6.46%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 37 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 12.91%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 4 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 16.94%
    • Vitamin C 0.08%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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