Smoky Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

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  • 16 ounces elbow pasta (brown rice, depending on desired level of cheesiness, I use 12 ounces for a cheesier mac 'n' cheese)
  • 2/3 cup raw cashews (soaked in boiling water for 10 minutes and drained, to soften)
  • 1 1/3 cups filtered water
  • 1/3 cup roasted red peppers (chopped and seeded)
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder (/flour/starch)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (plus more to taste)
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 dash hot sauce (optional)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium26% DV620mg
    Fat17% DV11g
    Protein33% DV17g
    Carbs27% DV80g
    Fiber20% DV5g
    Calories480Calories from Fat100
    Total Fat11g17%
    Saturated Fat1.5g8%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat100
    Total Carbohydrate80g27%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Erin Farmer 4 months ago
    Definitely missing something. Not a lot of flavor
    Katie Mize 9 months ago
    So I dont know if i did something wrong or what but this was not good like all the reviews said. I followed all the directions and every ingredient and it did not taste like cheese. It tasted like I was eating peanut butter coated noodles... :/
    Da Vegan 9 months ago
    Good just a bit thick. Go easy on the vinegar at 2tbls maybe just 1.
    Jeanne L. 10 months ago
    The roasted red peppers really amps up the flavor! Added sautéd onions & garlic. This recipe is a keeper!
    Jeremy Lumsden 10 months ago
    I added a little mustard. It was a good time.
    Dalby 10 months ago
    the recipe was easy to follow. It was delicious . I give this a 5 star. Im only showing up to 3 stars. not sure why.
    Ryan Prawel 10 months ago
    tasty!! would soak cashews for longer
    D'Adamo a year ago
    Great recipe that’s easy and I had all the ingredients in my pantry. The family enjoyed it and there are plenty of leftovers for tomorrow. Next time I’m going to have the roasted peppers ready in advance because I had to quickly roast the red pepper while I was boiling the pasta and getting the ingredients to go in the blender and then threw the peppers last. I like how the peppers and smoked paprika and hot sauce gave it just the right smokiness. I will definitely make this again soon. Thanks!
    Brooke Norris 2 years ago
    Soooo good. We make the cheese also for a spicy nacho cheese as well!
    Naomi 2 years ago
    We were pretty skeptical when we were making it (smelled super gross) but it turned out pretty good. It was kinda acidic-y tasting from the vinegar but otherwise tasty.
    Brooke N. 2 years ago
    Great dish! Love the cheese sauce!
    Michele S. 2 years ago
    Loved it! Followed recipe exactly.Will make again.😊
    Traci B. 2 years ago
    Turned out well. Didn’t reheat too well but a great alternative to dairy!
    Meagan 2 years ago
    This tasted amazing! I replaced half of the pasta with sweet potatoes, broccoli, and spinach and it was fantastic.
    Hadley 2 years ago
    Love love love this. I add veg stock instead of just water though! absolutely delicious
    Sydney H. 2 years ago
    I'm not a vegan, I'm a vegetarian, but I was still intrigued by this recipe. It was simple and fast to make, and it tastes really great, although not quite mac and cheese. If I make it again, maybe Ill add some plain soy or almond milk and mushrooms soup, which is what I do in my vegetarian version. Nice recipe.
    Mel 2 years ago
    Amazing!!! I'd add extra nutritional yeast.
    Danner C. 2 years ago
    Best mac and cheese recipe i've tried, most others have too much nutritional yeast. This one is perfect!
    Alex W. 3 years ago
    I just made this for my boyfriend who is vegan and my family that is not. PHENOMENAL! I tweaked it a little by adding some vegan cheddar cheese and baking it at the end but nonetheless this was AWESOME! He hasn't had Mac and cheese in over a year since becoming vegan so this absolutely made his day. I will be using this again! Thank you so much!!
    Erica1Johns 4 years ago
    Pretty good!!! No I didn't t modify it. I used a little less salt excited to see how it is when I microwave it