avocado mac and cheese in bowl close up with cashews scattered around the bowl
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5 from 9 votes

Avocado Mac and Cheese [V+GF]

Avocado mac and cheese is deliciously creamy and made using healthier ingredients so you can feel good about serving it to your loved ones.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, vegan
Servings: 5 Servings
Calories: 398kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup raw cashews soaked in boiling water for 30 minutes and drained
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened cashew milk or plant milk of choice
  • 1 ripe avocado peeled & pitted
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 340 g package gluten free pasta of choice

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to the pot.
  • Meanwhile, add all your ingredients (except the pasta) to a high powered blender (I use a Vitamix) and process until smooth and warm, about 3-4 minutes. If you do not have a high powered blender that will heat your sauce, transfer the sauce to a sauce pan and heat over stove top once puréed.
  • Pour your sauce over the cooked pasta and mix well.
  • Serve in bowls garnished with avocado slices if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 573mg | Potassium: 318mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 15.4mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1.8mg