Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese {Vegan}

Day 186.

Our kids love mac and cheese. And sweet potatoes. So, why not have both? SnoWhite at Finding Joy in My Kitchen created this yummy "Healthy Mac and Cheese" recipe. It just seems like the perfect answer for vegan mac and cheese with just a few simple changes. (The original includes cream and chicken broth.) I decided to add some nutritional yeast to up the cheesy ante and double the potatoes to accommodate for changing cream to much thinner soy milk. I hate to waste potato skins, so I make these super yummy Fried Sweet Potato Skins.

Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese
Adapted from Healthy Mac and Cheese.
Ingredients
  • 1 pound pasta
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups sweet potato puree
  • 2 teaspoons minced onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup soy milk (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese substitute
  • House seasoning, to taste
Directions
Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain.

Sautee the sliced mushrooms in a large skillet.  Add garlic.  Cook until liquids are evaporated.

Make a slurry from the vegetable broth, cornstarch and nutritional yeast. Stir in slurry and onion.

Blend in the sweet potato puree. Simmer for a few minutes.  Salt and pepper to taste.

Remove from the heat and stir in the pasta and Parmesan cheese substitute. 

Results
Yum. The onions are a surprisingly strong flavor here, but it tastes primarily like cheesy sweet potatoes (due to the addition of the nutritional yeast, which has a cheesy flavor). Delicious and simple. Our kids are actually great about eating vegetables, so we didn't make this for that purpose. But they both loved it.

This post is shared at·Tuesdays at the TableSlightly Indulgent TuesdayTasty Tuesday, Delectable TuesdayTempt My Tummy TuesdayDelicious DishesReal Food Wednesday, Recipe of the Week, Hearth and Soul, and Tasty Tuesday.

3 comments:

  1. This is so creative! I imagine that lovely sweet potato puree simply pushes the flavor over the edge. I've bookmarked this recipe!

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  2. Beautiful post! You are very creative. It looks so
    yummy. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  3. What a fantastic idea - I can just imagine how rich and delicious the sweet potato makes this lovely mac and cheese. And those potato skins sound seriously addictive! Thank you for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul blog hop.

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