See how seamlessly a protein, vitamin, and veg-packed Vegan Cheese Sauce is born. I've tried many recipes, and tinkered with my own recipe endlessly, until this perfection was achieved.
You only need 12 minutes and a handful of standard ingredients to pull off the healthiest cheese sauce around. Please enjoy!
What you need:
For the Cheese Sauce:
1 C Carrots, chopped
4-5 Cauliflower Florets
1/4 C Pumpkin Seeds*
1/2 C Non-dairy Milk
1 Tsp Salt
2 Tbl Tomato Paste or 3 Tbl Marinara Sauce
2 Tbl Nutritional Yeast
Optional for added flavor: 1 Tbl Miso Paste
For the Nachos:
1/2 Tsp Cumin
1/2 Tsp Chili powder
3/4 Tsp Salt
Optional: Cilantro, Corn, Jalapeno, Ole!
For the Macaroni:
Pasta Shells, or Macaroni
Optional: Garlic Roasted Broccoli
What you do:
Boil the carrots, cauliflower & pumpkin seeds for 10 minutes. In the meantime, if making nachos, set your onion to sauté and add the remaining cheese sauce ingredients to a blender.
Incorporate the boiled carrots/cauli/seeds & blend to cheesy perfection.
For the Nachos, add black beans to the onion and season with salt/cumin/chili powder.
Assemble and Devour!
*For the pumpkin seeds: I used lightly salted store bought, but extra credit for unearthing them from your household pumpkin! Just make sure to bake them and add an extra 1/2 tsp salt to make up for the difference.