Healthy Mac & Cheese

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


2 cup Pasta, gluten free, dry
2 medium Yam
2 tsp Apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup Cashew butter
1/2 tsp Black pepper
4 clove(s) Garlic (peeled, minced)
2 tsp Maple syrup
2 tbsp Nutritional yeast
1 tsp Sea salt
1 tsp Turmeric, ground
1 cup Water (as needed)


1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.

2. Wash and peel the yams, then cut into ½-inch pieces and steam for 10 minutes or until tender. Set aside a handful of pieces. 

3. For the sauce, blend the rest of the yam with vinegar, cashew butter, maple syrup, turmeric, yeast, garlic, and salt until the mixture is smooth and thick enough to hold its shape, adding water as needed.

3. Mix the sauce into your pasta along with the few pieces of yam that were set aside, sprinkle on some pepper, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 346
Calories from fat 84
Calories from saturated fat 16.3
Total Fat 9.4 g
Saturated Fat 1.8 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.9 g
Cholesterol 24.1 mg
Sodium 818 mg
Potassium 714 mg
Total Carbohydrate 58 g
Dietary Fiber 8.3 g
Sugars 3.3 g
Protein 12.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.5
Meat Alternative 0.5
Vegetables 1.0

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