Vegan Mac and Cheese

Vegan Mac and Cheese

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4 people

Macaroni and cheese is an American staple and a comfort food that almost everyone has grown up with. Conscious Living brings us an original mac and cheese recipe that incorporates all the comfort with vegan-friendly ingredients.

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  • 10 oz. of dried pasta (gluten-free if preferred)
  • 1 cup peeled/diced yellow potatoes (or russets)
  • 1/4 cup peeled/diced carrots
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup water (preferably use liquid from pot of boiled veggies)
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch paprika


  • 1 Cook pasta al dente, according to package instructions (usually requires boiling for 6-8 minutes in salted water), drain, and set aside.
  • 2 Bring several cups of water to boil in a small pot.
  • 3 Place chopped potatoes, carrots, and onion in the boiling water, and cook for about 12 minutes, or until vegetables are tender and soft enough to blend.
  • 4 When veggies are soft enough to blend, use a slotted spoon to remove them from cooking water, and place them in your blender.
  • 5 Add 3/4 cup of the cooking water to your blender first then add veggies and your remaining ingredients.
  • 6 Blend until smooth.
  • 7 Pour sauce over your cooked pasta in a serving dish, taste for salt, and serve immediately.


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