Vegan Mac and Cheese

Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipe photo by Taste of Home

  • Total Time: Prep: 30 min. + soaking Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes: 8-1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 16 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions

  • Rinse cashews in cold water. Place in a large bowl; add water to cover by 3 in. Cover and let stand overnight.
  • Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and rinse cashews, discarding liquid. Transfer to a food processor. Add 1-1/2 cups water, nutritional yeast, lemon juice and seasonings; cover and process until pureed, 3-4 minutes, scraping down sides as needed.
  • Drain macaroni; return to pan. Stir in cashew mixture. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until heated through. Sprinkle with additional paprika if desired.

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SOURCE: Taste of Home