The cold and wet days of winter are here. It’s definitely the time of year to fill up on a nice warm hearty meal! That’s where this macaroni with vegan sweet potato cheese sauce comes in.
Sometimes you just need some comfort food.
When it comes to comfort food, pasta is definitely at the top of my list, with mac and cheese basically being the pinnacle.
Being vegan doesn’t mean you have to give up mac and cheese!
This vegan cheese sauce is
and best of all it’s super simple to make!
In fact, with just 10 mins and 10 ingredients, you can make some amazing sweet potato cheese sauce.
What Vegan Sweet Potato Cheese Sauce Made Of?
This dairy-free cheese sauce is made out of vegan butter or olive oil (I used Earth Balance), almond milk, garlic and onion powder, paprika, sweet potatoes, nutritional yeast, salt, and tapioca flour.
What is tapioca flour?
Tapioca flour, also called tapioca starch, is a thickening agent like corn starch or flour. However, unlike other thickeners, it gives sauces a unique stretchy cheese-like texture. It’s my secret ingredient to making a convincing mac and cheese consistency.
Why canned sweet potatoes?
For this recipe, I used canned sweet potatoes because I wanted this to be a quick meal that could be made in only a few minutes. Alternatively, you can replace them with boiled or steamed sweet potatoes.
To make the cheese sauce simply blend the ingredients together and
Want more easy vegan recipes? Check out Moroccan-Inspired Vegan Lentil and Rice Casserole, Vegan Backpacking Curry Rice, and Chickpea Coconut Curry.Print
Vegan Mac and Cheese
- Prep Time: 2
- Cook Time: 8
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 8 Servings 1x
- Category: Pasta
- Method: stove top
- Cuisine: Vegan
Easy, cheesy, and tasty vegan macaroni and cheese.
2 Cups almond milk
2/3 Cup canned sweet potato drained and rinsed
2/3 Cup nutritional yeast
2 Tbsp tapioca flour (also called tapioca starch)
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
2 Tbsp vegan butter or olive oil
16 oz box elbow macaroni
Cook the macaroni according to the directions on the box. While it’s cooking make the sauce.
Blend the almond milk, sweet potatoes, yeast, tapioca, vegan butter, and spices together until smooth. Transfer to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to low heat.
Once the pasta is ready, mix in the sauce.
- Serving Size: 1 Cup
- Calories: 325
- Fat: 5.2
- Carbohydrates: 54
- Protein: 15
Keywords: Vegan, Pasta, Mac and Cheese
Hello! Why canned sweet potatoes??
You could also use cooked sweet potatoes. Using canned cuts down on cook time.