Set aside. Bring a medium sized pot with water to the boil and cook the chopped sweet potato until tender (should take about 5 minutes). Don’t believe me? Of course the pounds of cheese and white flour noodles used in the traditional dish don’t come without very heavy baggage: heart disease, cancer, symptoms associated with lactose intolerance, diabetes, and obesity. Meanwhile, cook your macaroni noodles al dente (follow package instructions––the shells I use cook for 13 minutes). Whisk to combine. Candied yams, sweet potato pie, and a good ol' baked sweet potato; when I think of soul food, these come to mind. Is it worth it? Continue to whisk to combine the ingredients and thicken the sauce (will take around 3 minutes to thicken up). Definitely a bonus! Serve hot, topped with the tempeh bacon pieces, chili flakes, and a sprinkle of nutritional yeast. Try this recipe: Vegan Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese with Shiitake Bacon by Chef Chloe Coscarelli Green bean casserole Fun fact: this Thanksgiving staple was invented by the Campbell Soup Company to sell more cream of mushroom soup (shoutout to Dorcas Reilly, the woman who developed the recipe on the company’s behalf). As a chef and the critically acclaimed author of “Sweet Potato Soul: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes for the Southern Flavors of Smoke, Sugar, Spice, and Soul,” she introduced many to easy-to-make, veganized versions of dishes like BBQ sliders and gumbo. Nutritional yeast, the ingredient that gives this vegan mac and cheese its cheesy taste, is also high in protein, and is fortified with b-vitamins…even b12! Strain the noodles and place in a deep baking dish to cool. Once cool, transfer the sauce to a blender and blend until very creamy. In a sauce pot, warm oil or melt Earth Balance on medium heat. Give this recipe a try. Purchase your copy today at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indie Bound, or iBooks. In a sauce pot, warm the oil on medium heat. Season to taste with salt, nutritional yeast, or more lemon juice if necessary. Candied yams, sweet potato pie, and a good ol' baked sweet potato; when I think of soul food, these come to mind. Make sure to get out the clumps. Macaroni and cheese: the quintessential soul food dish. Continue to stir to combine the ingredients and thicken the sauce (about 1 minute). Especially not when there is amazing, comforting, soul food ordained vegan macaroni and cheese! [email protected] Creamy, rich, comforting vegan mac and cheese without nuts? Especially not when there is amazing, comforting, soul food ordained vegan macaroni and cheese! 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Featuring easy, delicious, and healthy vegan recipes. Add in the remaining soy milk along with the onion powder, salt, smoked paprika, mustard, miso, lemon juice, and nutritional yeas. The recipes in this blog aren't all laced with sweet potatoes, but they are all made with a generous sprinkling of soul. And by the way, I am still a huge fan of my other vegan butternut squash mac and cheese recipe. https://sweetpotatosoul.com/2017/09/nut-free-vegan-mac-cheese.html Join over 40,000, and subscribe to my youtube channel!! Macaroni and cheese: the quintessential soul food dish. I developed my love of sweet potatoes while growing up in beautiful Atlanta, GA. As a picky kid, they were one of the few healthy foods I would eat. You can thank me later!! Mix the arrowroot in a small bowl with ⅓ cup of the milk. Vegan soul food for the win!! Another version of this easy nut-free vegan mac and cheese recipe is in the book. Website designed with love by Kriss Did It. 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Make sure to get out the clumps. This incredible vegan recipe is made with butternut squash, roasted garlic, a lot of nutritional yeast, and arrowroot to make it thick and creamy. Remove it from the heat and allow it to cool until safe enough to blend. Website designed with love by Kriss Did It. Cook on each side until crispy, about 3 minutes each side over medium-heat. If you are using a cast iron skillet or non-stick skillet you can skip oil if you prefer. Blended with non-dairy milk, arrowroot powder (a natural thickener), and nutritional yeast, they make a luscious “cheese” sauce. Luckily I have discovered easy ways to match the creaminess of dairy or nut based mac & cheese using wholesome ingredients. Stir well to combine and break apart any chunks of miso or nutritional yeast. Add the garlic, and sauté for about 30 seconds, or until it starts to brown ever so slightly (careful not to burn, it should get slightly golden).