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Creamy Mac ‘n’ Cheese! This delicious classic has had a vegan makeover... Recipe and imagery development courtesy of Life_by_Ms_Lewis
  • 500 gram packet macaroni
  • 300 grams raw, unsalted cashew nuts
  • Approximately 500 ml plant based milk (or 1/2 a carton)
  • 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • A pinch cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons Hellmann’s® Vegan mayo
  • sea salt flakes
  • ground black pepper
  • breadcrumbs
  • dried herbs
  • A handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • olive oil

Nutritional information

 

Amount per serving

Energy (kcal)

770kcal

Energy (kJ)

3222kJ

Protein (g)

26.6g

Carbohydrate incl. fibre (g)

98.2g

Carbohydrate excl. fibre (g)

91.5g

Sugar (g)

7.0g

Fibre (g)

7.0g

Fat (g)

32.2g

Saturated fat (g)

5.6g

Unsaturated fat (g)

23.3g

Monounsaturated fat (g)

14.5g

Polyunsaturated fat (g)

5.3g

Trans fat (g)

0.0g

Cholesterol (mg)

0mg

Sodium (mg)

80mg

Salt (g)

0.20g

Vitamin A (IU)

335IU

Vitamin C (mg)

7.6mg

Calcium (mg)

53mg

Iron (mg)

5.76mg

Potassium (mg)

700mg

  • 1 Place the cashews into a bowl and fill with warm water so the cashews are covered. Leave them to soak for at least one hour, or preferably overnight
  • 2 Check the cashews by pressing one between your fingers - they should be very soft and easy to crush
  • 3 Drain and rinse the cashews, then blend them alongside all of the dry ingredients (apart from your breadcrumbs and dried herbs) and add a little of the plant milk at a time until your sauce is smooth and creamy, not too loose. When the mixture is smooth and bright yellow in colour, it is ready
  • 4 Cook your pasta as recommended on the package. When soft, add this to the ovenproof dish and pour over your cashew sauce, mixing thoroughly to coat the pasta well
  • 5 Spread the pasta out evenly so there are no gaps, and evenly place the tomato halves.
  • 6 Top the pasta with the breadcrumbs, dried herbs and a drizzle of olive oil. Place in the oven until the breadcrumbs have browned and the tomatoes are soft