This cheesy vegan pasta…well…I think it’s so heavenly that I had to name it accordingly.
The cream sauce is magical, made with a blended mixture of cashews, roasted red peppers, and grilled onions. It’s addictively comforting, and absolutely delicious. It’s easy to assemble too, and pretty much perfect for a summer BBQ or weekend tailgate. I can almost promise this will be a hit in your vegan home!
Hope you love this as much as we do. : )
VEGAN MAC AND CHEESE PERFECTION
16 ounces whole wheat pasta
1 onion, diced
1 cup raw cashews
1 cup unsweetened nondairy milk
1/2 cup water
6-ounce jar of roasted red peppers, rinsed
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons vegetable broth
2 teaspoons of yellow mustard
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
dash cayenne pepper (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Heat a large nonstick skillet (like Scanpan) over high heat. Add onions and dry sauté until translucent. Sprinkle a little bit of water as needed to prevent sticking to the pan.
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
In a high-powered blender (like a Vitamix Professional Series 750), combine the cooked onion with cashews, milk, water, red peppers, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, broth, mustard, salt, and cayenne, and blend until smooth.
Pour mixture into a large baking dish. Add cooked pasta and combine well.
Bake uncovered 15-20 minutes, or until golden. Serve immediately.
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