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Quick & Healthy Vegan Mac 'n' Cheese

gluten free
wheat free
kid friendly
quick meals, fast feeds
1 spoon difficulty rating

20

Serves: 3-4

Quick & Healthy Vegan Mac 'n' Cheese

This sauce is really easy to make and sooo cheesy... the main ingredients are potatoes and carrots! There are lots of ways you can add your favourite bits if you fancy poshing it up! You can use the sauce anytime you need a cheesy sauce eg pasta bake, cauliflower cheese, jacket potato, nachos...

This recipe was taken straight from our Everybody's Going Dairy-free Guide (over 95 pages full of recipes, handy charts, helpful tips, dairy-free secrets, eating out and lots more)

 

Ingredients: 

Pasta

  • 300g/3 cups macaroni plus water for cooking (use gluten-free if necessary)

Cheese Sauce

(Use this sauce anytime you need a cheesy sauce eg pasta bake, cauliflower cheese, jacket potato, nachos. You won’t believe how delicious and cheesy it is!)

  • 225g /1¼ cup carrots
  • 650-700g/4 cups potatoes
  • 170ml/⅔ cup sunflower oil
  • 170ml/⅔ cup water
  • 40g/1 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tsp salt

Optional extras/ideas: wilted spinach (just add to the pasta a few mins before end), fried cherry tomatoes, mixed seeds, fresh rocket, fresh basil, vegan parmesan, steamed broccoli, fried mushrooms, garden peas (add to pasta 5 mins before the end), mixed chopped nuts

Method: 

Pasta

  1. Bring the macaroni to the boil and then simmer according to the instructions on the packet or to your preferred texture.

Cheese Sauce

  1. Peel the potatoes and carrots and cut them into small chunks. In a large saucepan, bring them to the boil and then simmer until soft (around 15 minutes).
  2. Drain the water and then add them to the blender.
  3. Add all the other ingredients to the blender and then blitz until really smooth.
  4. Add the cheese sauce straight onto the pasta and stir through until fully covered.
  5. Add any of the optional extras or enjoy the dish on it's own... it's great either way! 

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