Recipe: Creamy Vegan Mac and ‘Cheese’
You can have your mac and cheese without dairy! Try our Wellness Executive Chef Jim Perko’s version, Creamy Vegan Mac and ‘Cheese.’
Crave creamy but don’t do dairy? No problem! This Creamy Vegan Mac and ‘Cheese’ created by our Wellness Executive Chef Jim Perko, CEC, ACC, uses sweet potato, almond milk, tofu and rice shredded cheese to create a dish that’s sure to please.
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12 oz 100% whole-grain pasta
28 oz sweet potato – peeled, medium dice
4 cups unsweetened almond milk
12 oz extra firm tofu
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
¼ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
2 pinches cayenne pepper
8 oz rice shredded cheese alternative
Chef’s note: To prepare a gluten-free version, just substitute any whole-grain, gluten-free pasta in place of whole-wheat pasta.
Makes 6 servings. Serving size: 1¼ cup.
Sodium: 570 mg
Sugars: 4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Fiber: 5 g
Protein: 10 g
Carbohydrate: 39 g
Source: Created by Jim Perko, CEC, AAC