Creamy Cashew Mac and Cheese

Servings 4 Serves


  • 1 box macaroni noodles or penne or any other smaller noodle
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 medium carrot steamed
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon saffronola oil
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup shredded vegan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Boil a pot of water, and then completely cover the cashews in a bowl with the boiling water. Let soak 1 to 2 hours and then drain fully.
  • Prepare noodles according to packing.
  • While noodles cook, begin making sauce.
  • Combine all other ingredients EXCEPT vegan cheese (soaked cashews through paprika) in a blender and blend until completely smooth.
  • In a large bowl, combine sauce, noodles, and half of the vegan cheese. Toss to combine, then transfer to a baking dish. Top with remaining cheese, and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly golden.
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