Pasta lovers, here is a delicious vegan version of Mac n cheese that is super nutritious , creamy and extremely pleasing to your palette.
I am so confident because this one was super approved by both kids and hubby!
I use brown rice pasta because I try to stay away from gluten and I feel better this way, even Divina (my oldest), gluten will activate eczema and itching for her.
Thank god for healthier alternatives!
This recipe is super easy to make and takes no longer than 20 minutes total!
Preparation time: 5 mins
cooking time: 15 mins
total time: 20 mins
1 box of gluten free pasta (I used fusilli, my kids favorite)
1 tbsp. of avocado oil
4 big cloves of garlic, finely minced
16 oz (or 450g) of pumpkin puree
1 can of full fat unsweetened coconut milk
3 tbsp. of nutritional yeast
1 heaping tsp. of celtic sea salt
3/4 tsp of garlic powder
1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder
generous pinch of black pepper
generous pinch of nutmeg
tiny pinch of cayenne pepper (unless you like spicy, you can add more)
Start by cooking your pasta accordingly to the instructions on the package.
I always add a drizzle of avocado oil to avoid the pasta from sticking and I do not overcook my pasta, Al Dente is best!
This is gonna take approx. 10 to 12 minutes depending on the pasta you are using.
Heat the oil in a medium size pot on medium heat until shimmering.
Add the minced garlic and sauté for 20 seconds, making sure to stir occasionally.
Add the pumpkin puree, the full fat coconut milk, nutritional yeast and all the seasonings and stir until all the ingredients are well incorporated (you can use a stick mixer to help dissolving all the clumps).
Bring to a boil and let simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
Your pasta should be done by now, drain and rinse with cold water.
When the sauce is ready, add to the pasta and toss, do not overheat otherwise the pasta will overcook and become mushy.
If you need to heat leftovers, just make sure to do it briefly over low heat.
Enjoy the love you are adding to your own food, because this is what makes your food taste so special!
If you recreate this recipe, I would love to see you version so don't forget to tag me @nathaliesader, I would regram my favorite!