Guilt Free Delicious Mac n Cheese!

Mac n Cheese was my childhood favorite.  I had basically given it up as an adult because it generally is not the healthiest meal…UNTIL NOW!  This mac n cheese recipe is AWESOME and it tastes AMAZING.  For sure a must try! (and it’s gluten free!)

Vegan Macaroni and “Cheese” Recipe

Serves 4-6 people

Ingredients

1 large Sweet Potato

1 Organic Carrot

1/2 Sweet Yellow Onion

1 1/4 Cup Plain Rice or Plan Almond Milk

1/2 Cup Nutritional Yeast

1 Tablespoon Vegan Butter (I use Earth Balance Original)

1 Package of Brown Rice Gluten Free Pasta or Regular Pasta

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salt

Pepper

1.) Fill a pot a little more than half way with water. Add a pinch of kosher salt. Bring to a boil.

2.) Peel and Dice Sweet Potato and Carrot. Place in water once boiling. Water should just be covering the vegetables.  Cook until fork tender approximately 10-12 minutes.

3.) In a separate pot, heavily salt water and bring to a boil to cook pasta.  Cook according to your package instructions. Set strained pasta aside back in the pot and off heat.

4.) Meanwhile saute diced 1/2 sweet onion in a small skillet on medium-low heat, with a little extra virgin olive oil or vegan butter, until onion is soft about 3-5 minute.

5.) Once sweet potato and carrot is cooked through add to Vitamix or Blender along with sautéed onion, 1 1/4 cups of Rice Milk, 1/2 cup of Nutritional Yeast, and Salt and Pepper to taste.

6.) Pour pureed mixture on top of cooked pasta in the pot. Add 1 tablespoon of vegan butter and stir through over low heat.

7.) Serve hot.

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