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5 from 3 votes

Coconut Milk Mac and Cheese

This scrumptious comfort food is made entirely from from plants!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lactose free mac and cheese, vegan mac and cheese
Servings: 8
Calories: 537kcal
Cost: $7.50

Equipment

  • Skillet
  • medium sized pan

Ingredients

Plant Based Cheese Sauce

  • 1 cup cashews soaked
  • 1 cup nutritional yeast small flakes
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice fresh squeezed
  • ¼ cup mustard dijon or ground
  • ¼ cup earth balance vegan butter spread
  • 4 cups pasta noodles
  • 1 can coconut milk

Instructions

  • Combine all sauce ingredients. Blend on high 1-2 minutes in a high powered blender.
  • Cook noodles for 10 minutes
  • Add cashew coconut milk mac and cheese sauce to noodles.

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Notes

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Milk Mac and Cheese
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cup)
Calories 537 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Sodium 215mg9%
Potassium 689mg20%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 44mg53%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 20mg111%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
 
The sauce will thicken as it is heated or sits.  
Vary this recipe by adding spices, garlic, or additional veggies.  You can also vary size of added veggies to change texture. 
You can also influence consistency by changing amount of vegetable broth added. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cup | Calories: 537kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 689mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 20mg