Vegan Mac N "Cheese" Recipe

Looking for an easy Vegan Mac n "Cheese" recipe? Learn how to make Vegan Mac n "Cheese" using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by docenglish

Makes 4 servings



Yummy-o vegan mac n "cheese." You can substitute cashews for the sunflower seeds. Also, use brown rice pasta to make this recipe GF.

Recipe Ingredients for Vegan Mac n "Cheese"

8 oz Macaroni, Whole-wheat, Dry
1 cup Raw Sunflower Nuts All-Natural
1 tbsp Olive Oil
0.5 cup, chopped Carrots
2 clove Garlic
1 small Onions
3 cup Vegetable Broth
2 tbsp Cornstarch
1/4 cup Yeast, Nutritional T6635
2 tbsp Tomato Paste
1 tbsp Lemon Juice, Canned Or Bottled
0.5 tsp Salt, Table

Recipe Directions for Vegan Mac n "Cheese"

  1. 8 oz macaroni pasta (I used whole wheat, use brown rice pasta to make it gluten-free)

  2. 1 cup unroasted sunflower seed kernels, soaked (see directions)

  3. 1 tablespoon olive oil

  4. 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots

  5. 1 small onion, diced

  6. 3 cloves garlic, minced

  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  8. 3 cups vegetable broth

  9. 2 tablespoons organic cornstarch

  10. 1/4 cup nutritional yeast

  11. 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  12. 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  13. Sweet paprika for sprinkling

  14. Place sunflower seeds in a bowl and submerge in water. Let soak for about 2 hours and up to overnight. Drain well.

  15. Boil a pot of salted water for your pasta.

  16. Preheat a sauce pot over medium heat. Saute carrots and onions in oil with a pinch of salt for about 10 minutes, until onions are translucent and carrots are slightly softened. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds or so, then remove from heat.

  17. Place the carrots and onions in a blender or food processor. Add vegetable broth, corn starch, nutritional yeast, tomato paste and sunflower seeds. Blend until very smooth. This could take up to 5 minutes depending on the power of your machine, so give your blender motor a break every minute or so and test the sauce for smoothness. It should be very smooth, with only a slight graininess.

  18. If your water is boiling, prepare the pasta according to package directions.

  19. In the meantime, transfer the sauce back to the sauce pot. Turn the heat up to medium and let cook, stirring very often, until thickened. This should take about 15 minutes. Add the lemon juice and taste for salt and seasoning.

  20. The pasta should be done while the sauce is thickening, so drain and place back in the pot you cooked it in. Set aside.

  21. When sauce is thick, pour most of it over the pasta, reserving some to pour over individual servings. Mix it up, and serve with extra sauce and paprika for sprinkling.

Categories

Main Dish, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 299.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
458
Calories from Fat
175
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
19.4g
30%
Saturated Fat
2.1g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Sodium
1039mg
43%
Potassium
289mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
61.2g
20%
Dietary Fiber
10.8g
43%
Sugars
4.1g
Protein
18.0g
Vitamin A 62% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 8% Iron 25%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
83% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • High in vitamin A
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