Paleo Mac & Cheese without Pasta

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 20 min 6
Paleo Mac & Cheese without Pasta
Health Rating
Grain Free & Dairy Free


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


1. Put a pot of salted water to boil over medium-high heat and preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Break cauliflower florets into bite-sized pieces (these are your “noodles”) and cook in boiling water 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.

3. Drain cashews from soaking water and place in bowl of food processor.

4. 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.

5. Toss sauce with cauliflower and place in a cast iron skillet.

6. For the topping, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until fairly crispy and toss with pine nuts, hazelnuts, and garlic.

7. Sprinkle over top of cauliflower mixture and roast in oven 5 to 10 minutes to warm through.

8. Serve and enjoy!



is a cruciferous vegetable and high in fiber and B vitamins!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 656
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