Easy Creamy Cheesy 801010 Mac & Cheese

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IMG_9171IMG_9167IMG_9161IMG_9165I discovered this cheese sauce recipe on the internet while looking for a low fat, good cheese sauce.  The first time I made the sauce, I served the cheese sauce on its own with roasted potatoes to dip into it – it literally blew our minds!  After that, I just had to try it in a mac and cheese format and it worked beautifully.  This recipe is now my entire family’s favourite vegan mac and cheese recipe – the others we have tried have all been good, but this one is exceptional!

Don’t be put off by the odd ingredients in this sauce – I promise you – it is amazing!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mashed up boiled potatoes
  • 3/4 cup chopped up boiled carrots
  • 1/2 cup (or more) nutritional yeast
  • 1.5 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2-1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (entirely optional – I left it out this time)
  • pasta
  • optional add ins like sundried tomato

Instructions

To make the sauce, simply peel and boil your potatoes.  Peel and boil your carrots too.  Once soft, roughly chop up the carrots and measure out 3/4 cup.  Roughly mash the potatoes and measure out 2 cups.  Add all ingredients (except the pasta – duh) into your blender and blend until smooth and creamy.  This makes about 1.3 litres of sauce.  I like my mac and cheese VERY saucy so I use about 350g gluten free pasta and double this batch of sauce:)  How much sauce you use is up to you.  I prefer my mac and cheese rather plain so I just chopped up some sundried tomatoes and once the pasta was boiled and drained, I stirred the cheesy sauce and sundried tomatoes through the pasta.  I poured it into a oven safe dish and topped it with gluten free breadcrumbs and tomato slices with black pepper ground over the top.  I then baked it for about 20 minutes.

This sauce is really amazing!  Hope you like it as much as I do.  Use it as a cheese sauce over nachos, to pour over chips, to pour over roasted vegetables, in lasagne, in pasta dishes that require a white sauce…..

Let me know what you think!
Dr T

 

6 Comments

6 Comments on Easy Creamy Cheesy 801010 Mac & Cheese

  1. Lance
    October 31, 2014 at 3:42 pm (3 years ago)

    Sounds exceptional. Definitely need to give it a try.

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    • talitaseegers
      November 3, 2014 at 12:29 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Lance. When you do, please let me know what you think:)

      Reply
  2. Rencia
    April 22, 2015 at 2:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Yip, fa bu LIS!!! Even with a little less N-Yeast it’s great, reminds us very much of Melrose triangles, yay! Thx for finding and posting this. 10/10 recipe! Mxua.

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    • talitaseegers
      May 27, 2015 at 9:05 am (2 years ago)

      Glad you liked it:D We use this sauce on EVERYTHING! Malcs is addicted…

      Thanks for letting me know!MWAH!

      Reply
  3. J9
    March 16, 2016 at 8:17 am (2 years ago)

    I’m gonna try this recipe and let u know how a lactose free kid enjoys it

    Reply
    • talitaseegers
      April 1, 2016 at 11:50 am (2 years ago)

      Great – let me know what you think. You can get the nutitional yeast at Dischem 🙂

      Reply

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