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Vegan Spinach Mac & Cheese

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  • 1 shallot (chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • virgin olive oil (Extra-, for drizzling)
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup raw cashews (soaked 3 to 4 hours, preferably overnight, and drained)
  • 3 tablespoons virgin olive oil (extra-)
  • 1/2 cup water (more as needed)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric (optional)
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 ounces macaroni (or small shell pasta)
  • 4 cups spinach (packed)
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    Calories680Calories from Fat260
    Total Fat29g45%
    Saturated Fat4.5g23%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat260
    Total Carbohydrate87g29%
    Dietary Fiber8g32%
    Vitamin A70%
    Vitamin C20%

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


    Abigale Verdusa 2 years ago
    when i wasn't having a plant based lifestyle i never used to like mac and cheese but this is wonderful. theres a bit of sauce left over ti make more
    Fair W. 2 years ago
    This is excellent. Added sautéed mushrooms.
    James M 2 years ago
    Love it! I’ve made this many times now
    Latrisha Maxwell 2 years ago
    I love this recipe! I’ve made it so many times now. I do use almond milk in place of the water though to add a bit more flavor.
    Ebersohn 3 years ago
    Outstanding!!! I agree with Krystal. This can be used in a number of ways. This is going to join my arsenal of recipes
    Krystal 3 years ago
    absolutely loved it, but since I dont normally eat pasta i put my sauce on slice brussel sprouts (zoodles would be great too).
    Turgeon 3 years ago
    Gives two generous portions. It's our favourite Mac N Cheese.
    Ivana Baljak 3 years ago
    Super tasty! I added some more spices that I prefer, soooo good!
    Aj Kornrumpf 4 years ago
    This turned out amazing. I used every ingredient listed for the sauce, although I did alter the amount of nutritional yeast. I put less than the quarter cup, simply because I’m not a big fan of the taste. Also, I steamed broccoli instead of the spinach since that’s what we had on hand. This is one of the closest recipes I’ve found that actually tastes like a real mac n’ cheese. I highly recommend giving it a try.
    Jelena J. 4 years ago
    It’s good. Since we are vegetarians and not vegans, and since I didn’t have any yeast, I switched it with light mozzarella cheese. Maybe it should be a little bit more spicy
    Peggy 4 years ago
    Pretty good. I used almond milk instead of water in the blender mixture. I sautéed another shallot with mushrooms and the spinach and then added the shells and sauce. I used this as a main dish. Next time I’ll add even more veggies so it’s not mainly pasta.
    Liliya UA 4 years ago
    Really enjoyed it, very creamy and easy to prepare!
    edwards 4 years ago
    Delicious ... Very tasted added broccoli instead 😍
    Angela McDonal 4 years ago
    Pretty good but a little bland. Maybe needs more seasoning than listed?
    Ian H. 4 years ago
    I ended up doing three things. 1) I used unsweetened almond milk instead of water. 2) I added a whole red pepper (no seeds) to the blender 3) Added a tablespoon of cumin.
    kelly b. 4 years ago
    so good! We ended up adding a bit of cashew milk instead of the broth just tonmake it a tad more creamy. we also sautated additional onions, mushrooms, and the spinanch on its own then added the pasta and sauce together. absolutely delicious!
    Picking 4 years ago
    i substituted curry powder over tumeric since i didnt have any, in my opinion it turned out better more like nacho cheese
    Kong 4 years ago
    It was a good recipe in theory and looked amazing.... but it just wasn't the same lol. I'm currently transitioning into becoming vegan and thought this would be a great first step but it fell flat. Maybe my taste buds need to readjust to these types of flavors but this recipe definitely didn't sit well with my current palate.
    Stefanie R. 5 years ago
    So yummy! Definitely needed a bit more water than 1/2 cup to thin it down a bit. But so far the best vegan mac&cheese recipe I tried.
    Tina O. 5 years ago
    Absolutely delicious! Perfectly creamy, tastes amazing and takes no time to make. This goes straight on my list of weekday favorites.
    Wendy Erickson 6 years ago
    Great dish, my teenager even loved it! We will definitely be adding this recipe to our favorites. I did not modify it at all.