Vegan Baked Mac And Cheese Recipe
By Earth of Maria
🔪Prep Time: 15 mins
👩🍳Cook Time: 25 mins
3 cups pasta, use any pasta of your choice
2 tbsp olive oil
1 large carrot, diced
1 large onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups cashews, soaked
1 1/2 cups plant based milk
1/2 tbsp mustard, ensure vegan
1 tsp paprika
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup vegan cheese, grated
1Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C/350 F.
2Cook the pasta according to packaging instructions on packaging, but make sure it is slightly al dente/prevent overcooking.
3Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat, then add the carrots, onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes, until softened.
4Add the vegetables to a blender or food processor, together with the cashews, plant based milk, mustard, paprika, salt, nutritional yeast, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, and cumin. Blend until smooth.
5Drain the pasta (but don't rinse) and mix together with the sauce in a large mixing bowl.
6Transfer the mac and cheese to a rectangular baking dish. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and vegan cheese, then bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
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