Hidden Veggie Vegan Mac & Cheese

Megan
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You would never know that this vegan mac & cheese is made from potatoes and carrots! An ultimate comfort food made healthy. Nut-free and oil-free.

you would never know that this vegan mac & cheese is made from potatoes and carrots! An ultimate comfort food made healthy. Nut-free and oil-free.

Mac & cheese is the ultimate comfort food in my book. Honestly, is there anything better? It’s creamy, satisfying and not very good for you – LOL. So that’s exactly why I set out to change that! This hidden veggie vegan mac & cheese is made from potatoes and carrots, and you would never know. I made this for my dad and told him it was just regular mac & cheese and he believed it! I urge you to try and trick a friend, kid, or spouse into that as well.

I have to say, mac & cheese tastes so much better when you know it’s made from veggies and healthy, nourishing ingredients. This recipe is so simple and not complicated at all. It’s vegan, nut-free, gluten-free and oil-free.

What’s in that ‘cheese’ sauce?

Veggies, of course! The sauce is made from potatoes and carrots that are steamed or boiled. Then, add those veggies to a blender along with plant milk, nutritional yeast, apple cider vinegar, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and turmeric (for color and added nutrients). Blend it all up until smooth and creamy and voila! You have a delicious cheesy sauce.

How to serve Hidden Veggie Vegan Mac & Cheese

I like to pair the ‘cheese’ sauce with a gluten-free and high-protein chickpea or lentil pasta. Once the pasta is done cooking, pour the cheese sauce in and mix through. Feel free to mix in some cooked broccoli as well for some greens!

Sometimes I even like to make a baked version of this mac & cheese. I’ll top it with gluten-free bread crumbs and some smoked paprika. So good!

If you give this recipe a try, be sure to leave a comment below letting me know how you liked it! It means so much.

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Hidden Veggie Vegan Mac & Cheese

You would never know that this vegan mac & cheese is made from potatoes and carrots! An ultimate comfort food made healthy. Nut-free and oil-free.
4.34 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Author: Megan

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 golden potatoes medium size
  • 2 carrots
  • ¾ cup non-dairy milk unsweetened, I use soy milk
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • 12 ounces pasta use gluten-free if needed

Instructions

  • Peel the skin off the potatoes and cut into chunks. Cut the carrots into chunks. Add the chopped potatoes and carrots to a steamer and steam until fork-tender, about 20-25 minutes. Alternatively, add them to a pot of boiling water and boil until fork-tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Cook the pasta per package instructions.
  • Once cooked, transfer the potatoes and carrots to a blender, along with the non-dairy milk, nutritional yeast, apple cider vinegar, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, turmeric. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes.
  • Taste the sauce and adjust for seasonings. Pour the sauce in with the cooked and strained pasta. Mix through. Enjoy!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so it should only be used as an approximation.

2 Comments

  • Morgan

    May 12, 2024 at 7:09 pm

    This dish is too good! The cheese sauce is so flavorful and creamy. Will be making this dish over and over again!

    1. Megan

      May 12, 2024 at 7:49 pm

      Awe, I’m so glad you liked it! Thank you for sharing!

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