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Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese

This is by no means your typical mac & cheese, but it has the stamp of approval from omnivorous friends who love traditional mac & cheese. Yay! And no one believed us that it was filled with veggies and cashews!



  1. Place chopped potatoes, sweet potatoes, and onions in a steamer basket and steam until a fork pierces the veggies easily (about 10 minutes depending on size of chunks).
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender (except for pasta) and blend until smooth. You can add more liquid if needed to blend smoothly.
  3. Cook the pasta as usual and drain. Mix the cheese sauce with the noodles and heat on low for a few minutes.
  4. The sauce will thicken as the noodles absorb some of the liquid.

Yields: 4-6 servings

If you'd like a little added richness (especially if you replace the cashews with navy beans), feel free to drizzle a little flax, hemp, or olive oil on top.

Mac & Cheese