Paleo Mac & Cheese without Pasta

Paleo Mac & Cheese without Pasta

Health Rating
Prep Cook Ready in Servings
15 min 20 min 35 min 6


2 large head Cauliflower
2 cup Cashew nuts, raw (soaked overnight)
1 medium shallot(s) Shallots (roughly chopped)
3 tbsp Nutritional yeast
1/4 cup Ghee
1 1/2 tbsp Tomato paste, canned
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
1 tsp Turmeric, ground
1 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Onion powder
1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp Salt
1 dash Black pepper
114 gm Turkey bacon, raw (chopped, for topping)
1/2 cup Pine nuts, dried (roughly chopped, for topping)
1/2 cup Hazelnuts (roughly chopped, for topping)
2 clove(s) Garlic (minced, for topping)


Put a pot of salted water to boil over medium-high heat and preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Break cauliflower florets into bite-sized pieces (these are your “noodles”) and cook in boiling water 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Drain cashews from soaking water and place in bowl of food processor. Process with shallot, nutritional yeast, ghee, tomato paste, mustard, lemon juice, and apple cider vinegar. Process until smooth. Add in turmeric, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne, along with salt and pepper and process until completely homogenous and smooth. If need be, dilute with a bit of filtered water or coconut milk to achieve the consistency of a creamy sauce. Toss sauce with cauliflower and place in a cast iron skillet.

For the topping, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until fairly crispy and toss with pine nuts, hazelnuts, and garlic. Sprinkle over top of cauliflower mixture and roast in oven 5 to 10 minutes to warm through.

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 678
Calories from fat 415
Calories from saturated fat 103
Total Fat 46 g
Saturated Fat 11.4 g
Trans Fat 0.4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 22.2 g
Cholesterol 39 mg
Sodium 825 mg
Potassium 1534 mg
Total Carbohydrate 40 g
Dietary Fiber 11.0 g
Sugars 9.5 g
Protein 25.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 0.3
Meat Alternative 2.1
Vegetables 5.5

Energy sources

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