Easy Vegan Mac N’ Cheese // Just A Veg

Hello Hello!

With the colder weather coming up, I am definitely craving some comfort foods! However, while giving into those craving every once in a while is OK, making healthier versions of the food you love helps avoid and bloating, food guilt, and digestive issues. This healthy twist on a classic comfort food, mac n’ cheese, is TO DIE FOR. Seriously, while I tested this recipe a couple of times, I have to say this version is all the things a mac n’ cheese should be:

  • creamy
  • gooey
  • not soggy
  • CHEESY!
  • and most importantly…tastes amazing!

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On top of that, this vegan mac n’ cheese has many other benefits, it’s:

  • vegan/dairy free
  • gluten free
  • contains hidden veggies (that you can’t taste!)
  • easy to make
  • nut-free (no cashew soaking!)
  • gut-healthy + anti-inflammatory
  • contains healthy fat

I love mixing my Mac n’ Cheese with broccoli because I think it adds dynamic and flavor! Plus an extra boost of vitamins, protein, and greeeennnss 🙂

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Ok, time for the recipe!

 

Easy Vegan Mac N’ Cheese

By: Grace // Just A Veg

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Total Time: 35 Minutes

 

Ingredients:

2 servings brown rice pasta

2 cups frozen broccoli

1 cup cauliflower rice

3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 cup onion

2 tablespoons avocado oil

1 tablespoon minced garlic

Salt and pepper to taste

1 cup dairy free cheddar or mozzarella- my preferred brands are So Delicious or Whole Foods Brand- I find they have the cleanest ingredients and are both made from coconut!

1/3 cup vegan parmesan- my favorite brand is VioLife. The ingredients are fantastic!

 

Note: Dairy-free cheeses can oftentimes contain additives and fillers to recreate the cheesy texture. Look to make sure you can read all of the ingredients before you buy!

Directions:

  1.  Cook brown rice pasta according to package. In the last few minutes, add broccoli and steams until tender
  2.  In a different pot, steam 1 cup of cauliflower rice (I buy mine frozen) until tender. Strain.
  3. In a pan, sauté onion and garlic in avocado oil until onions are browned and translucentSONY DSC

     

  4.  In a blender, combine steamed cauliflower rice, sautéed onion and garlic, almond milk, and salt and pepper to taste. Blend until smooth
  5.  Add the sauce back into the pot. Add the cheese and cook on low until the cheese has melted in.SONY DSC
  6. Add the pasta and broccoli into the cheese sauce. Mix, adding more salt and pepper if necessarySONY DSC

     

  7. Scoop and Enjoy!SONY DSC

I hope you all love this recipe! I think it is perfect for the cool and crisp fall weather. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

 

Love,

Grace // Just A Veg ♥

 

 

 


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