[FOOD | RECIPE] Pasta with Sweet Potato Sauce (Mac & Cheese Alternative)

There are plenty of vegan Mac & Cheese recipes out there. A good majority of them use a cashew-base, which allows for a cheesier taste. However, I don’t know about your area, but cashews are freakin’ expensive. Unless you know you are going to use them regularly, I don’t think they are worth buying. Okay, sure, I have some now, but I really think they are a bit too expensive for my taste in general.

That being said, I wanted to deliver you guys a recipe I made again a few days ago, based off one I made a while back. It’s stupidly easy. Give it a try!


So, first you soften the sweet potatoes, carrots, and onion (and red pepper if you actually remember to include that). Once that’s done, I throw them into a blender, start the pasta (using the same pot I boiled the potatoes in, although with new water), and blend the mixture together with the spices listed above plus Dijon mustard and almond milk (or whatever plant-based milk you want) to thin it out into a creamy consistency.

Then you get THIS deliciousness right here:

Does it taste like Mac & Cheese?


Is it CREAMY like Mac & Cheese?


So, if you are missing that creamy cheese texture, definitely try this. If you’re looking for a cheesy taste, try the recipes linked below.

If you are looking for some additional vegan equivalents to Mac & Cheese that are not cashew-based, here are few suggestions:

Veggies Don’t Bite – Ultimate Cheese Sauce
The Glowing Fridge – The Ultimate Vegan Mac & Cheese
The Green Forks – Vegan Mac & Cheese
Petite Allergy Treats – Dairy-Free Mac & Cheese (Gluten-Free Vegan)

You can also try and find Daiya Mac & Cheeses: Deluxe Cheddar, Deluxe Alfredo, and Deluxe White Cheddar Veggie

If you are looking for CASHEW-BASED vegan Mac & Cheese, you can go here:

Veggie Inspired – Butternut Mac (RECOMMEND!!!)
Vegan Yumminess – Creamy Vegan Mac & Cheese
Cheap Lazy Vegan – BEST VEGAN MAC & CHEESE
The Happy Pear ft. Cheap Lazy Vegan – Vegan Mac & Cheese


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