Vegan Macaroni and "Cheese"

Updated: Dec 27, 2019

Okay, so let me preface this by saying I'm not even a vegan, but I LOVE this recipe. It's light, delicious, and packed with nutrients so you don't have to feel bad when your curled up on the couch with a huge bowl.

If you follow me on Instagram, I gave people a sneak peak of this recipe and had them try to guess the secret ingredient that makes this creamy cheese sauce. And the answer is... *drum roll*...

Butternut squash!

It sounds a little weird, but it makes an ultra creamy and healthy “cheese” sauce that is nutrient packed and guilt-free.

Okay I know you're not here for story time, so here's how you make it:

Ingredients • 1/2 large white onion, chopped • 1/2 butternut peeled and cubed • 1/4 cup cashews soaked in hot water for 30 minutes • 16 oz pasta noodles • 1 TBS lemon juice • 1 tsp salt • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika • 1/8 cup vegan Parmesan cheese (optional) • Black pepper to taste


Cover squash and onion with water in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer about 15 mins, until veggies are tender. Meanwhile, cook the noodles as directed on the package. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water before draining.

Add all your veggies, the reserved water, the soaked cashews, lemon juice, mustard and paprika to a high speed blender and purée until it's completely smooth. You may need to scrape the sides and blend a little more at the end.

Pour the sauce over your noodles and mix. Dish it out into a bowl, top with vegan parmesan and black pepper, and enjoy!

*Pro tip: if you want some added protein, this recipe is awesome topped with some grilled tofu or (if you're not vegan) grilled chicken breast.

For more nutrient-dense recipes, tips, and access to secret insider deals, be sure to subscribe and get a special freebie that I know you'll love!


Get the free

warrior handbook

Are you ready to become an unstoppable goal-getter with the power to truly change the world? Now, you can learn the practical tools to walk in God's best in every area of your life.

Enter your email to get the free online handbook, complete with vision realignment exercises, mindset work, tools to dissolve your limiting beliefs, the basics of fitness and an intuitive eating guide​, and so much more.

  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle
  • Facebook - Grey Circle
  • YouTube - Black Circle

H O M E   |   ABOUT   |   S E R V I C E S   |   B L O G