Gluten Free Macaroni + Cheese

Macaroni + Cheese is an easy meal guaranteed to be a family favorite. It’s made with chickpea pasta so it’s lower carb compared to traditional pasta, gluten free, and vegan!

Does it really get better than mac ‘n cheese? My kids love it. I love it. It’s an easy meal guaranteed to be a family favorite. 

Paleo Macaroni + Cheese

You know I’m all about that dairy cheesy goodness. But, I’m also about options and alternatives and I don’t think you should have to choose if you don’t need to. Non-dairy sauces that are really really good and fun to make. After I saw how much you LOVED this vegan queso dip, I KNEW a version of that cheesy sauce would be perfect for mac ‘n cheese. 

If you’re loving that vegan queso as much as me, you have GOT to try this jackfruit burrito bowl too. So flavorful and fun!!

Paleo Macaroni + Cheese

At some point I suppose I should put an actual real cheese recipe up on the blog for mac ‘n cheese, but for now, I am loooving the cashew base of this vegan cheese sauce. Plus, why has nutritional yeast just entered my life? It’s amazing and shockingly cheesy and yet dairy free? Why did no one tell me?

So let’s make some dairy free, paleo, and vegan macaroni and cheese!

Cook your chickpea pasta according to package directions and drain. Place back into the pot.

Place the cashews, nutritional yeast, almond milk, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and salt into the food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. 

Paleo Macaroni + Cheese

Pour the cheese sauce over the chickpea pasta and mix to combine. 

Paleo Macaroni + Cheese

Paleo Macaroni + Cheese

Top with fresh herbs (optional because my kids freak out of little bits of green are in their meals so I only add fresh herbs for the adults).

Paleo Macaroni + Cheese

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Gluten Free Macaroni + Cheese

  • Author: Lindsay// The Toasted Pine Nut
  • Prep Time: 12 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 12 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

Macaroni + Cheese is an easy meal guaranteed to be a family favorite. It’s made with chickpea pasta so it’s lower carb compared to traditional pasta, gluten free, and vegan!


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Ingredients

  • 8 oz. chickpea pasta
  • 1 cup cashews, soaked 12+ hours, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Cook your chickpea pasta according to package directions and drain.
  2. Place the pasta back into the empty pot.
  3. Place the cashews, nutritional yeast, almond milk, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and salt into the food processor or blender.
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Pour the cheese sauce over the chickpea pasta and mix to combine.
  6. Top with fresh herbs (optional)

Notes

Serving : Calories 440; Fat 16.4g (Sat 2.2g); Protein 28.6g; Carb 57.2g (net carb 42.4g); Fiber 14.9g; Sodium 271mg

Enjoy!! xo

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