Mac N’ Cheezz

I’m so excited to share this recipe with you – I’ve been wanting to play with a mac and cheese recipe.  The cashew cream from the past few recipes gave me an idea of how to execute a mac and cheese recipe – this is the result.

Mac N' Cheezz
Mac N’ Cheezz
The main basic ingredients in this recipe
The main basic ingredients in this recipe

1 cup raw cashews, ground into fine powder (I use a coffee grinder)

2 cups cashew milk (or almond milk)

1/4 cup non dairy sour cream (you could make this without, I just used up the end of what I had)

2 teaspoons non-dairy seasoning (recipe here)

1 1/2 cups mozzarella shreds (I use Dayia), ground up fine (I used my small ninja blender to do this)

1 1/2 cups cheddar shreds (Dayia again), ground up fine (ninja blender)

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

extra small pinch of cayenne

1/2 cup nutritional yeast

16 oz elbow macaroni (or shells)

 

Make cashew powder – grind one cup of raw cashews until fine powder (I use a coffee grinder).

Cashew Powder
Cashews & Cashew Powder

Combine cashew powder & cashew milk with non-dairy seasoning.

Cashew powder and Cashew Milk
Cashew powder and Cashew Milk

Add garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, smoked paprika & cayenne and blend well.

Seasonings
Seasonings

Add mozzarella and cheddar shreds and blend again.

Cheddar Shreds, ready to shred
Cheddar Shreds, ready to shred – this is an important step…
Mozarella Shreds - shredded further...these smaller pieces melt into the sauce.
mozzarella Shreds – shredded further…these smaller pieces melt into the sauce.
Finely Shredded Moz & Cheddar Shreds
Finely Shredded Moz & Cheddar Shreds
Add Finely Ground Shreds to mixture
Add Finely Ground Shreds to mixture

Add nutritional yeast & blend one final time.  Cover and set aside in refrigerator until needed.

(sorry, I missed getting a picture adding nutritional yeast)
(sorry, I missed getting a picture adding nutritional yeast)

Cook pasta according to package; drain.

Cook Pasta according to package directions
Cook Pasta according to package directions
Drain well
Drain well

Return to pan & pour cashew cream mixture over; mix well.

Pour Cashew Cream mixture over pasta & mix well.
Pour Cashew Cream mixture over pasta & mix well.

Place on low and heat until thick and cream and hot.  Stir occasionally & watch well – this could burn easily.

Cook on low until thick and hot
Cook on low until thick and hot
Mmmmmmmmmmac N' Cheezz
Mmmmmmmmmmac N’ Cheezz

Enjoy!

 

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