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Vegan Mac & 'Cheese'

45 min

Meal

Attention all carb lovers! Do you love pasta? Do you love potatoes? Look no further, 'cuz this Mac & 'cheese' is absolutely incredible! Nothing says comfort food like a giant bowl of creamy macaroni & 'cheese'.

Servings

Total

45 min

Prep

15 min

Cook

30 min

Contains

Soy symbol

soy

Treenut symbol

tree nut

Gluten symbol

gluten

Free from

Peanut symbol

peanut

Sesame symbol

sesame

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (256 g)
    dry shell pasta
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
    olive oil
  • 3
    cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup (31 g)
    all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups (720 mL)
    unsweetened soy milk
  • 3
    potatoes, peeled, cubed
  • 2
    sweet potatoes, peeled, cubed
  • ½ cup (65 g)
    raw cashews, soaked overnight**
  • 3 Tbsp (28 g)
  • 1
    lemon
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
  • 1 Tbsp (3 g)
    dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
    Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp (6 g)
    salt
  • 1 pinch
    ground black pepper
  • 1
    head broccoli, cut into florets

Speedy garlic bread crumbs

  • ½ cup (54 g)
    breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
    olive oil
  • 2
    cloves garlic, crushed

Optional toppings

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Directions

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  1. Cook pasta in salted boiling water, until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, steam the sweet potatoes and potatoes until completely cooked through. This will take about 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, add the olive oil and garlic to a large pot on medium heat until lightly golden, about 1 minute.
  4. Then add the flour, and stir continuously for 1 minute, or until lightly golden. Stirring constantly will help to avoid burning. Then in a slow and steady stream, add the plant-milk, stirring throughout.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients: the steamed potatoes, drained cashews, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, soy sauce, rosemary, mustard and salt.
  6. Using an immersion blender, blend until it achieves a creamy consistency; or transfer to a standing blender and blend, then return to the pot.
  7. Add this point, add in the broccoli florets and cook in the cheese sauce for 2 - 3 minutes. Add the macaroni and to the sauce, and mix to coat. Your cozy mac & 'cheese' is ready!
  8. To make the optional bread crumbs: heat the oil in a small pan on medium heat, and add the garlic. Cook for 1 - 2 minutes, until golden, and then add the bread crumbs. Stir constantly for another 1 - 2 minutes, or until the bread crumbs are toasted and crunchy. Remove from heat and sprinkle over your mac & 'cheese'. Enjoy!

Notes

  • * Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium.
  • ** Speed-it-up: if you forgot to soak the cashews overnight, let them soak in boiled water for 10 minutes, then drain.

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Plate method

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Grains 32%

dry shell pasta

all-purpose flour

breadcrumbs

Proteins 16%

unsweetened soy milk

raw cashews

nutritional yeast

Fruits & Veggies 52%

clove garlic

potato

sweet potato

lemon

head broccoli

clove garlic

Calcium

unsweetened soy milk

Fat

olive oil

raw cashews

olive oil

Nutrition info

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