Veggie-Loaded Mac & Cheeze

April 18, 2023

Veggie-Loaded Mac & Cheeze

✨VEGAN MAC & CHEEZE✨ that is actually five servings of vegetables, 25g protein, and two servings of whole grains in every portion! It’s so comforting and on the table in 30 minutes.
Course Main Course


  • 1 box gluten-free pasta I love Banza Brand chickpea pasta
  • 1 Large Yukon Gold Potato
  • 1 Large Sweet Potato
  • 3 Medium Carrots
  • 2 Cups Broccoli Florets
  • 2 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • ¼ Cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Freshly-Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp Dijon Mustard
  • ½ Tsp Paprika
  • Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ½ Tsp Kosher Salt
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Pepper


  • Wash and scrub the potatoes and carrots thoroughly under cold running water to remove any dirt. Pat the excess moisture with a paper towel.
  • Using a potato peeler, peel the potatoes and carrots skin off and cut into large bite-sized chunks.
  • Now add chopped potatoes and carrots to a large pot then pour over enough water to cover by 1″ inch. Season with a generous pinch of salt and bring the water to a boil, over medium-high heat.
  • Boil for 15 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are easily pierced with a paring knife.
  • Meanwhile, add a steamer basket under another pot filled with about 1 cup water (or use the same pot where the veggies are boiling if the water doesn’t touch the steamer) Steam the broccoli for 3-4 minutes, or just until fork-tender.
  • Once the veggies are done, remove from the heat and place in a colander to drain, reserving about 1 cup of water from the veggies. Allow the veggies to cool slightly. Cook pasta according to the package instructions.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine garlic, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, paprika, turmeric, and salt whisk until well combined and set aside.
  • Next, place the boiled potatoes, carrots, nutritional yeast and 1/2 cup of the reserved liquid to a blender.
  • Pour in the prepared garlic and vinegar mixture and blend until smooth and creamy, about 2-3 minutes. If needed, add more liquid to reach your desired consistency.
  • Add cooked pasta to a large serving bowl together with steamed broccoli, then pour the sauce on top.
  • Enjoy!