Silky Vegan Mac and Cheese

Silky and cheesy Vegan Mac and Cheese: Delicious vegan take on an ultimate comfort food classic. Packed with veggies and plant-based protein, this easy 30-minute vegan mac ’n’ cheese recipe will become your family favorite!

 

Silky and cheesy Vegan Mac and Cheese: Delicious vegan take on an ultimate comfort food classic. Packed with veggies and plant-based protein, this easy 30-minute vegan mac ’n’ cheese recipe will become your family favorite!

 

This post has been sponsored by Silk®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

As we are approaching fall, cravings for comfort food become stronger the lower the temperatures drop.

 

Silky and cheesy Vegan Mac and Cheese: Delicious vegan take on an ultimate comfort food classic. Packed with veggies and plant-based protein, this easy 30-minute vegan mac ’n’ cheese recipe will become your family favorite!

 

Comfort food isn’t just about the food itself, it’s also about memories and positive emotions that make us drawn to it. There’s no competition with grandma when it comes to apple pie, vanilla pudding or chili.

But nothing beats mac and cheese, the essence of comfort food. This satisfying, cheesy dinner treat is well-loved by young and old.

 

Silky and cheesy Vegan Mac and Cheese: Delicious vegan take on an ultimate comfort food classic. Packed with veggies and plant-based protein, this easy 30-minute vegan mac ’n’ cheese recipe will become your family favorite!

 

But what if you want to cut on calories and fat and still have the familiar cheesy taste of mac n cheese your grandma used to make?

I’m sharing a mind-blowing recipe for silky and cheesy vegan mac and cheese that is packed with veggies and protein thanks to Silk® Almondmilk Plain Yogurt Alternative, a convenient dairy-free alternative. This recipe is so much more nutritious than the traditional one without losing in taste!

 

Silky and cheesy Vegan Mac and Cheese: Delicious vegan take on an ultimate comfort food classic. Packed with veggies and plant-based protein, this easy 30-minute vegan mac ’n’ cheese recipe will become your family favorite!

 

This vegan macaroni and cheese can become your go-to comforting pasta dinner or be a major hit with your guests for Thanksgiving or Christmas. It’s hard to recognize that the recipe does not use any dairy and that veggies are sneaked in. That makes it a perfect dish for the food-centered holiday season to lighten up your menu.

 

Silky and cheesy Vegan Mac and Cheese: Delicious vegan take on an ultimate comfort food classic. Packed with veggies and plant-based protein, this easy 30-minute vegan mac ’n’ cheese recipe will become your family favorite!

 

Perfectly silky and smooth sauce is a key to a great vegan mac and cheese. Same counts for vegan fettuccine Alfredo, another one of my all-time favorites.

I’ve added cauliflower and Silk Almondmilk Plain Yogurt Alternative for extra creaminess and carrots for the nostalgic orange hue. This vegan mac and cheese is perfectly cheesy thanks to a few condiments and spices, as well as miso paste. You won’t miss dairy at all!

 

Silky and cheesy Vegan Mac and Cheese: Delicious vegan take on an ultimate comfort food classic. Packed with veggies and plant-based protein, this easy 30-minute vegan mac ’n’ cheese recipe will become your family favorite!

 

Veganising traditional recipes might seem impossible at first but luckily nowadays it is very easy. There are more and more amazing plant-based food replacements that are inexpensive and good for you as well as for the environment.

 

Silky and cheesy Vegan Mac and Cheese: Delicious vegan take on an ultimate comfort food classic. Packed with veggies and plant-based protein, this easy 30-minute vegan mac ’n’ cheese recipe will become your family favorite!

 

If you are a Walmart shopper, you’ll find all the ingredients for this vegan mac and cheese there. Grab Silk Almondmilk Plain Yogurt Alternative in the dairy section, and don’t forget macaroni or shells, cauliflower, carrots, onions and garlic. A few spices and condiments and you are good to go.

 

Silky and cheesy Vegan Mac and Cheese: Delicious vegan take on an ultimate comfort food classic. Packed with veggies and plant-based protein, this easy 30-minute vegan mac ’n’ cheese recipe will become your family favorite!

 

Silk Almondmilk Plain Yogurt Alternative makes this vegan mac and cheese incredibly smooth and binds all the ingredients together. Moreover, it is rich in dietary fiber and healthy fat, as well as protein.

If you want to cut on dairy, I would totally recommend you Silk products as a go-to dairy alternative.

Walmart has a wide selection of Silk products like dairy-free yogurt alternatives and nut milks.

 

Silky and cheesy Vegan Mac and Cheese: Delicious vegan take on an ultimate comfort food classic. Packed with veggies and plant-based protein, this easy 30-minute vegan mac ’n’ cheese recipe will become your family favorite!

 

How to Make Vegan Mac and Cheese

Start by prepping your veggies. Roughly chop cauliflower florets, carrots and onion. Transfer to a pot together with garlic cloves and add boiling water just to cover (about 2 cups). Bring to a boil and simmer over medium heat for about 15 minutes or until cauliflower is fork-tender.

 

Silky and cheesy Vegan Mac and Cheese: Delicious vegan take on an ultimate comfort food classic. Packed with veggies and plant-based protein, this easy 30-minute vegan mac ’n’ cheese recipe will become your family favorite!

 

Meanwhile, cook macaroni (or shells) according to the package instructions. Drain and reserve a bit of pasta water.

When the veggies are soft and tender, transfer them to a food processor together with the liquid and blend until smooth, scrapping sides and gradually adding pasta water if the sauce looks too thick. The consistency should resemble Silk almond yogurt.

 

Silky and cheesy Vegan Mac and Cheese: Delicious vegan take on an ultimate comfort food classic. Packed with veggies and plant-based protein, this easy 30-minute vegan mac ’n’ cheese recipe will become your family favorite!

 

Silky and cheesy Vegan Mac and Cheese: Delicious vegan take on an ultimate comfort food classic. Packed with veggies and plant-based protein, this easy 30-minute vegan mac ’n’ cheese recipe will become your family favorite!

 

Add Silk almond yogurt, nutritional yeast, miso paste, soy sauce, white wine vinegar, mustard powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, turmeric, salt and black pepper to taste. Blend until combined and pour over pasta. Stir together and serve immediately garnished with fresh parsley. Enjoy!

 

Silky and cheesy Vegan Mac and Cheese: Delicious vegan take on an ultimate comfort food classic. Packed with veggies and plant-based protein, this easy 30-minute vegan mac ’n’ cheese recipe will become your family favorite!

 

Here is the full recipe for my vegan mac and cheese to satisfy your comfort food cravings in a less caloric way:

 

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Silky Vegan Mac and Cheese

Silky and cheesy Vegan Mac and Cheese: Delicious vegan take on an ultimate comfort food classic. Packed with veggies and plant-based protein, this easy 30-minute vegan mac ’n’ cheese recipe will become your family favorite!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 325 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized carrot
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 9 oz or 270 g macaroni or shells
  • 2/3 cup or 5.3 oz Silk® Almondmilk Plain Yogurt Alternative
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon light miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh parsley to garnish

Instructions

  1. Start by prepping your veggies. Roughly chop cauliflower florets, carrots and onion. Transfer to a pot together with garlic cloves and add boiling water just to cover (about 2 cups). Bring to a boil and simmer over medium heat for about 15 minutes or until cauliflower is fork-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, cook macaroni (or shells) according to the package instructions. Drain and reserve a bit of pasta water.
  3. When the veggies are soft and tender, transfer them to a food processor together with the liquid and blend until smooth, scraping sides and gradually adding pasta water if the sauce looks too thick. The consistency should resemble Silk Almondmilk Plain Yogurt Alternative.

  4. Add Silk Almondmilk Plain Yogurt Alternative, nutritional yeast, miso paste, soy sauce, white wine vinegar, mustard powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, turmeric, salt and black pepper to taste. Blend until combined and pour over pasta. Stir together and serve immediately garnished with fresh parsley. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Silky Vegan Mac and Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 325 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 1028mg 43%
Potassium 492mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 62g 21%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 7g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 53.4%
Vitamin C 39.9%
Calcium 9.2%
Iron 9.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Love,

Elena

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1 Comment

  • Jacquelyn

    Nice! I have used vegan mayo alternatives in homemade mac and cheese, but never tried the almondmilk plain yogurt before. I will have to give this recipe a try sometime in the near future.

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