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Zesty Pumpkin Mac N’ Cheese {Vegan}


  • Author: She Likes Food
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Free

Description

A delicious and seasonal vegan Mac n’ cheese recipe with a little bit of kick!


Ingredients

  • 1 pound pasta, your favorite kind
  • 1/2 cup cashews, soaked in water overnight or boiled for 30 minutes
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup plain, un-sweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. While pasta is cooking, add all remaining ingredients to a high powered blender and blend for 1 minute, or until smooth.
  3. Once pasta is finished cooking, drain, add back to the pot and mix in the cheese sauce.
  4. Best when served immediately.  Garnish with fresh herbs, if desired.

Notes

Feel free to add some broccoli, kale, spinach or cauliflower for some extra veggies!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 of the pasta
  • Calories: 199
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 348 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg