Sweet potatoes make a surprisingly smooth and creamy sauce for one of America’s favorite dishes. Of course, our version isn’t just delicious; it’s also as healthy as it can be! Enjoy this vegan Mac and Cheese for lunch, dinner, or an afternoon snack.

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Sweet Potato Vegan Mac and Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 14-ounce package dried whole grain macaroni
  • 1 large sweet potato (12 ounces), peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup unsweetened plant-based milk, such as almond, soy, coconut, or rice
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon grated whole nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. In a large pot cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Transfer macaroni to a large bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan cook sweet potato, covered, in enough boiling water to cover 8 to 10 minutes or until tender; drain.
  3. For sauce, in a blender or food processor combine sweet potato and onion. Cover and blend or process until smooth, adding enough of the milk to reach a creamy consistency. Add yeast, garlic, nutmeg, and rosemary. Cover and blend or process just until combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour sauce over cooked macaroni; stir to coat. Transfer to a 2-qt. square baking dish. Bake 15 minutes or until top starts to brown.

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Del Sroufe

Chef Del Sroufe is co-owner and executive chef of Wellness Forum Foods, a whole-food, plant-based meal delivery and catering service in Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook and Better Than Vegan. Del teaches cooking classes and helps people transition to a healthy plant-based diet.

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