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Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Think you can't make creamy, decadent mac and cheese without dairy? Think again! This Vegan Mac and Cheese recipe is made with cashews, nutritional yeast, butternut squash, cauliflower and turmeric for a simple and easy dairy free pasta recipe that's as full of flavor as it is nutrition. It's healthy, and yet this gluten free mac and cheese is creamy and delicious! Paleo-friendly too!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butternut squash, cashews, dairy free mac and cheese, nutrtional yeast, vegan gluten free mac and cheese, vegan mac and cheese
Servings: 6
Calories: 410 kcal
Author: Kate Kordsmeier
  1. In a large dutch oven over medium-high heat, saute onion, cauliflower, and squash with olive oil for 5 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, garlic, red pepper flakes and turmeric, tossing to combine. Add cashews and broth. Cover and simmer on medium-low heat for 10 minutes, until everything is nice and soft.
  2. Meanwhile, make pasta according to package directions.
  3. Add the mixture to a high-speed blender (I recommend Vitamix) and add nutritional yeast. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour sauce mixture over pasta, tossing until fully coated. Serve and enjoy!