Mac and very delicious sauce a.k.a Vegan Mac and Cheese

I bet vegans out there get very excited when they find good recipe for cheese. We are not vegans at home, but I like to explore new things, and now I started to cook vegan for dinner, which you can see from my last posts. We tried Veggie chili, the famous “pulled pork” sandwiches  and the super tasty coconut curry.

I was curious to try some “cheesy” recipe and going back to different websites I found this recipe from Cookie and Kate.

Despite what the comments are saying this doesn`t taste like cheese. Maybe to some extend it can remind you of it by the texture, but it`s not like the real cheese. That said I want to tell you as well how delicious this recipe was. Me and Tom finished it in no time and it was rather satisfying. We agreed it can`t be called Mac and Cheese, but Mac and very delicious sauce 🙂 unnamed (1)

Ingredients

  • 4 cups elbow pasta
  • 3 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 small onion, chopped 
  • 2 small white potatoes, shredded 
  • 1 glove garlic, minced 
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red paprika
  • 1/2 cup cashew nuts (I used roasted) 
  • 1 cup water, more as necessary
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons white vinegar 
  • one small fresh jalapeno for serving (optional)

Preparation 

  1. Boil the pasta in salted water
  2. Saute the onions, garlic, potato and spices for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the cashew nuts and water and cook until cooked through (about 5-8 minutes). Add more water if necessary.
  4. Blend until smooth and add the nutritional yeast and vinegar. Blend again. Add 4-5 tbsp water if necessary.
  5. Mix the pasta with the sauce and top with fresh jalapeno.
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