Yes Please Vegan Mac & Cheese

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 20 min 4
Yes Please Vegan Mac & Cheese
Health Highlights
The Yams help to create a cheesy sauce to indulge in this guilt-free pasta.


2 cup Pasta, macaroni, elbow, whole wheat, dry (gluten-free, if necessary)
2 medium potato Sweet potato (yams and butternut squash work too!)
2 tsp Apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup Cashew butter
2 tsp Maple syrup
1 tsp Turmeric, ground
2 tbsp Nutritional yeast
4 clove(s) Garlic (peeled, minced)
1 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 tsp Black pepper
1 cup Water (as needed)


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. Wash and peel the sweet potato, then cut into ½-inch pieces and steam for 10 minutes or until tender. Set aside a handful of pieces. 
  3. For the sauce, add the rest of the cubed sweet potato with the vinegar, cashew butter, maple syrup, turmeric, nutritional yeast, garlic, salt, and black pepper to a blender or food processor and blend until the mixture is smooth and thick enough to hold its shape. Add water as needed to reach desired consistency.
  4. Drain the cooked pasta and mix in the sauce, along with the few pieces of sweet potato that were set aside.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 337
Calories from fat 85
Calories from saturated fat 15.6
Total Fat 9.4 g
Saturated Fat 1.7 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.0 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 614 mg
Potassium 700 mg
Total Carbohydrate 54 g
Dietary Fiber 10.8 g
Sugars 7.6 g
Protein 14.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.8
Meat Alternative 0.5
Vegetables 0.9

Energy sources