3cups elbow macaroni, gluten free if needed12 oz/340g
1tablespoonolive oil or coconut oil12.5g
1large carrot112g, chopped
1small yellow onion72g, halved and chopped
1cupraw cashewssoaked in water overnight
1/2teaspoonground black pepper
1teaspoondry ground mustard
Juice of one lime1 tablespoon
1 1/2cupscoconut milk
1cupgluten free breadcrumbs
salt & pepper to tastefor breadcrumbs
3tablespoonsvegan butter/coconut oil
Creamy Vegan Mac & Cheese (Gluten Free)
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
Prepare elbow pasta according to package directions. You can do this while the carrots are being cooked. Drain and pour into a pan (You can use the same pan as below - just leave the pasta in a colander, then after carrot mixture has been made, add to pan).
In a pan over medium heat heat the oil add in the carrots, onions and the garlic, stirring to combine. Cover with lid and allow to steam/roast until carrots are tender, about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
In a large high speed blender add the carrot mixture, cashews, salt and pepper, ground mustard, lime juice, tamari, nutritional yeast, paprika, ground nutmeg, and almond milk.
Blend together for about 1 minute on a strong speed, until sauce is completely smooth and incorporate. Taste and add more salt if necessary.
Pour the sauce over the Mac and cheese in a skillet. Stir to combine.
Mix breadcrumbs, salt and pepper to taste and vegan butter in a small dish with a small whisk or fork until combined. Sprinkle over the top of the Mac and cheese, covering completely.
Bake for 15 minutes until Mac and cheese is set, then broil for a few minutes until top is golden brown.
Remove from oven, allow to cool slightly then serve and enjoy!
This recipe is vegan and gluten free.
To make this soy free, you can use coconut aminos instead of tamari or liquid aminos, and soy-free vegan butter.Prep time doesn’t include soaking the cashews overnight.If you try this Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese please let me know in the comment section below, or tag me on instagram with the hashtag #jessicainthekitchen! For more exclusive recipes follow me on Instagram AND on Snapchat: jessinkitchen.This post is sponsored by GreenLife Cookware. All opinions and text are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Jessica in the Kitchen.