Perfectly Decadent Homemade Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipe
Alison Marie from Inclusive Vegan Cooking and Meal Planning shared this easy homemade vegan mad and cheese recipe, which seems very yummy and I decided to share it with eMaxHealth readers.
She says this is a boatload of food appropiate for large famalies or people looking for lots of leftovers, perhaps for freezing. "My family of 3 goes through this vegan mac and cheese within a week, but we seem to eat like a small army, and me and my kid seem to want it for lunch every day," Marie writes.
Ingredients of the vegan mac and cheese recipe:
- 2 lbs of dry macaroni noodles
- 3 cups chopped potatoes
- 2 cups chopped carrots
- 1.5 cups raw cashews
- 1 cup unflavored plant milk (or water)
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup nutrional yeast
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp miso paste
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1.5 tsp salt (+ to taste)
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
Directions for making homemade vegan mac and cheese recipe
Fill two pots with water and heat on the stove until they come to a boil. Chop potatoes and carrots and add to one pot, along with cashews. Add macaroni noodles to the other pot. Drain when cooked.
While everything is cooking, add all remaining ingredients to high powdered blender. When the potato mix is soft, drain, and add to blender. Blend for about 2 minutes, or until sauce is thick and creamy.
Pour sauce onto noodles and enjoy the fuck out of your vegan mac and cheese.
This is a simple sauce based mac and cheese. If you prefer the baked kind, mixing in vegan cheese shreds and adding breadcrumbs on top would be great. Cows cheese is super high in fat and salt. If you think it needs "more", some additional oil, salt, and/or nooch are almost always the answer.
This can be made without cashews, cut cut down the water and adjust seasonings according, but it won't be quite as rich. This works as a great base for a cheese dip. Just add green chilies and/or your favorite salsa.
Reference: Inclusive Vegan Cooking and Meal Planning group on Facebook. Alison Marie is the admin of this popular vegan group.