Creamy Mac n Cheese

Do you need a quick and easy dinner to make for yourself or your family? This vegan mac n cheese is the perfect healthy comfort food!


  • 8 ounces of gluten free pasta shells or elbows (Jovial or Banza are good brands to use)
  • 1 1/2 cups cashews
  • 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of black pepper


  1. Boil the cashews: bring a pot of water to a boil, add in the raw cashews and let them sit for about 20 minutes, or until they are soft. Drain and rinse them, then set aside for later.
  2. Make the pasta: bring another pot of water to a boil, add pinch of salt to the water, add the pasta and cook according to the package. Save 1/2 cup of pasta water for later, drain and rinse the noodles.
  3. Add the cashews, lemon juice, garlic, nutritional yeast, chili powder, turmeric, pepper, salt and the pasta water. Blend all of the ingredients until smooth.
  4. Add the pasta to a bowl, pour the sauce over and mix.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy! 

*Leftovers can stay in the fridge for up to 4 days*