Lunch / Dinner

Vegan Mac & Cheese

Happy Friday!!! I hope to inspire you to cook or bake some healthy & yummy food this weekend 🙂

You won’t go wrong with this vegan Mac & Cheese that is 100% guilt free as it is entirely made of plants.

I used Banza noodles that are made from chickpeas. They have more fiber & protein than regular noodles. Don’t hesitate to buy these, I promise that they taste great!

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I am excited to share this recipe with you as this is my absolute favorite vegan cheese sauce. I have made multiple pots & crock-pots worth of sauces to get this one right. It is healthy & delicious. What more do you need?

This sauce is great not only for Mac & Cheese, but to top on any veggies.

I used the sauce to make this easy dinner composed of cooked spiralized zucchini & mushrooms…

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as well as this veggie loaded Buddha Bowl for lunch containing roasted spiralized golden beets, corn, peppers & asparagus & steamed cauliflower rice & zucchini, topped with tomato & dried cranberries.

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K, let’s get to recipe!

Vegan Mac & Cheese

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 c cubed butternut squash
  • 1/2 c cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 c chopped carrots
  • 1/4 c diced red onion
  • Vegetable broth
  • 1/4 c Nutritional Yeast/ Nooch
  • Chickpea noodles (or any spiralized veggie of choice like zoodles)
  • Fresh ground pepper (or other favorite Mac N Cheese seasoning)

Directions

  1. Add the squash, cauliflower, carrots & onion to a crock-pot.
  2. Add just enough vegetable broth to cover the bottom of the pot.
  3. Stir & cook on low for 4 hrs.
  4. Once cooked add the entire pot to a blender.
  5. Blend until smooth.
  6. Add in the nutritional yeast & blend until combined.
  7. Cook chickpea noodles according to direction.
  8. Stir in sauce.
  9. Transfer to a bowl & allow to cool slightly.
  10. Top with desired seasonings & serve.
  11. Store any extra sauce in a closed container/jar in the fridge. Enjoy!

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And here is a picture of my dog that I find funny to hopefully put a smile on your face today 🙂

 

 

 

 

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