Spicy* mac n cheeze

* I’m not sure if spicy is the right word… zesty? zippy? tangy? delicious!

I had an overwhelming desire to eat like a kid last night and was desperately craving Mac N Cheese. I haven’t made anything like this since my very early days of veganism (like 1997) and it involved basically nutritional yeast and Earth Balance – not something I can justify with the current state of my thighs!

I like this version a lot better any way – the cheeze sauce has less than 200 calories per serving, 11 g of protein and 5 grams of fiber!  You won’t get that kind of goodness out of a box!

  • 1 cup cooked white beans
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients with 1/4 to 1/2 cup water and blend until absolutely smooth. Serve over hot pasta.

Was is just my childhood, or is mac n cheeze always traditionally served with broccoli? They just go together!



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