I made a promise.
I told you in my How to Make Any Dish Vegan post that I would continue to perfect my vegan mac and cheese recipe and then get back to you…
So guess who’s back?
(Probably the only time I’ll ever make an Eminem joke…)
See the thing is, mac and cheese was the first thing I learned how to “cook” when I was, like, 12, so it holds a special place in my heart. I say “cook” because we’re talking Kraft macaroni and cheese — white pasta, plus a packet of fluorescent orange powder….?
And I was super proud of it, too.
Of course, now you couldn’t pay me to eat Kraft macaroni and cheese. And though “there’s no convincing evidence,” I’m sure it’s possible to turn into a twitching, orange-ish ogre-bot if you eat too much of it. (If you like doing your own research about what’s in your food, and not just ‘eating what they feed you’ so to speak, read this.) Suffice it to say, in the States, Kraft M&C contained yellow 5 and 6 food dyes up until extremely recently. (Yellow 5 and 6 are synthetic substances that are banned in the UK/Europe because they are derived from petroleum.) Thanks to the Food Babe — God bless her — Kraft is now a bit less absolutely awful, but you still do not want that in your body.
What you want in your body is our easy Vegan Mac and “Cheese.”
Not only will you feel great afterward, it’s noodle heaven. This is thee dish to serve to all your veggie-phobe friends and family, or to enjoy on nights when all you want to do is eat a comforting bowl of creamy pasta and watch Last Holiday. (It happens to all of us.)
*sniff… regains composure*
Anyway, this recipe is way easier than it looks. Basically, you’re sautéing some veggies, blending them up like a soup with some cashews and a few other things, then you’re mixing it with your peas/other veggies and noodles. Voilà!
Here are the details…
As always, feel free to get creative! Throw some broccoli in there, or extra herbs and spices. Experiment and make it your own. You'll notice that in the photos I used zucchini, but in the recipe I used green peas. This is because I LOVE peas. And almost everything is better with them...
Serves 4 big eaters.
Yum! Who’da thought? Vegan mac and cheese that’s creamy, healthy, and delicious? I mean… it’s a revelation. Please recreate this recipe and tag us on social media, #veggiemagnifique — we LOVE hearing about your culinary adventures.
Mac-nificent day to you all, 🙂