Vegan macaroni and cheese. YES. It’s vegan! I’m ALL for it, and you are too I can sense it through the screen! haha but for real. Vegan macaroni and cheese. Just wow. I am blown away. Let me just tell you a story about mac n’ cheese… when I was a kid Kraft Mac n’ Cheese is something I’d eat practically everyday. I do not recommend doing this, as it is highly processed and extremely unhealthy. 🙁 my poor developing body! haha so let’s just say I’m excited about the fact that I recreated this vegan, gluten free & healthy version. Booyyyaaaa!
So yeah! This macaroni and cheese is 100% vegan, meaning dairy free! Yeeeessss! Also, it is gluten free too! I try to avoid wheat due to gluten – it does notttttt do me good! I swear everytime I consume gluten I basically have a mini-death. For the following 3-4 days I basically cannot eat without extreme pain. I know for sure I’ve got a gluten intolerance of some kind. I just avoid it and I’m perfectly okay! 🙂
So naturally, I got excited when I found elbow macaroni noodles made from rice flour! I found it at a local asian market here in Florida! Heck yes. Alright! Do you guys want this recipe yet? Of course you do! Let’s go!
If you decide to recreate this recipe and take a photo, please tag me on Instagram @platedbykay + #PlatedByKay! I love to see your recreations!
Vegan Macaroni & Cheese
- 2-3 medium white potatoes
- 3 medium carrots
- 1 small onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp turmeric
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp sriracha
- 1 tbsp organic mustard
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- gluten free noodles of choice
Cut potatoes, onions & carrots into chunks, place in a pot of water and bring to a boil
Allow to simmer for 25 minutes until fork tender
While they boil, begin cooking the noodles as per instructions
Once veggies are done, strain most of the liquid keeping 1.5 cups of it aside
Place veggies and reserved boiling water into a high speed blender and blend with garlic, turmeric, nutritional yeast, salt, mustard & sriracha. Blend until smooth
Place blended mixture into a saucepan and mix in cornstarch
Allow to simmer on low heat stirring constantly until sauce thickens
Add cooked noodles and stir until well incorporated
Serve with steamed broccoli & extra nutritional yeast! ENJOY!