Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Vegan Pumpkin Mac 'n' Cheese // Recipe


Hey lovelies! When most people think 'VEGAN' they don't exactly think comfort food. More like green smoothies and tofu really, but in this post I thought I'd show you an easy Vegan meal for the autumn: Mac 'n' Cheese! 

Now when I first tried Vegan Cheese it was in a snack subscription box I was trying out on my blog, let's just say I'm was NOT the biggest fan at all. But after a bit of research I found that most vegan recipes don't include any pre-packaged cheese substitutes, they actually use one secret ingredient of 'nutritional yeast.' These yeast flakes taste like Parmesan when cooked and are what gives the Mac 'n' Cheese it's super cheesy taste, paired with creamy blended cashews for a thick sauce that tastes just like your classic 'Mac 'n' Cheese.' I tried this recipe as a bit of an experiment a few weeks ago (doubting whether it would actually go to plan at all and taste any good) but I was so pleasantly surprised. The perfect autumnal dish for sharing, cosying up on a night in, or if you're in need of some warm comfort-food!


YOU WILL NEED: (Serves 4-5)


  • 1 Cup of Raw Cashews (soaked overnight)
  • 300g of Pasta
  • 1/2 Cup of Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/2 Cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 3 Tbsp of Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp of Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp of Black Pepper 
  • 1/4 Tsp of Cumin and Paprika 
  • 1/2 Onion Chopped

METHOD:

1. Cook pasta according to the packet instructions, "al dente" (this should only take 8-10mins.)

2. Meanwhile In a food processor or blender, blend together the pumpkin puree and cashews until it forms a creamy orange sauce. Add the rest of the sauce ingredients, including the yeast to give it that super cheesy taste, and blend again.

3. Preheat the oven to 180°c. Empty the cooked pasta into a medium-sized dish and pour over your pumpkin-cheese sauce, stirring to combine. Sprinkle on some extra yeast flakes and seasoning before popping in the oven for 15-20mins until golden brown on top.

4. Remove from the oven and enjoy hot, served with a sprinkle of Vegan Cheese on top!



To read my other VEGAN RECIPES just click the link and let me know in the comments what vegan "re-makes" of your favourite foods you'd like me to make next?

QOTD: WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR HALLOWEEN NIGHT?


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9 comments

  1. I've never tried a vegan mac and cheese but this looks absolutely delicious! I'm really curious about it and may have to try it out, thanks for sharing!

    Jas xx | https://thoughtsfromjasmine.co.uk

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  2. This looks so good! I hate most vegan cheese. I always opt for nutritional yeast too if I want something cheesy. So glad this one worked for you! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  3. The title alone has me so curious - pumpkins AND Mac n cheese in the same sentence already sounds amazing! It sounds so delicious; definitely saving this to make soon!

    Sahara
    http://saharas-dreams.blogspot.com

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  4. This recipe will be so good for halloween!

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  5. My mouth is watering as I stare at the noodles. It's hard to believe it's a vegan dish and I'm a non vegan. LOL! I like the addition of pumpkin, perfect for fall and Halloween parties :)

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  6. I've never tried a vegan mac n cheese, but this looks so good! I love the sound of creamy blended cashews. It sounds really tasty, nutritious and comforting. Perfect for this time of the year. Thank you for sharing the recipe Morgs <3 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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  7. i knew when i saw the cover photo i would be interested in this, mac and cheese is my favorite food but i’ve never tried vegan mac and cheese or mac and cheese with pumpkin but this looks SOO good! thanks for sharing xx

    mich/ simplymich.com

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  8. Pumpkin mac and cheese! This is AMAZING. I can't wait to try it. xo

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  9. This looks so tasty!!

    Sophie
    www.novemberblonde.co.uk

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