Mac and Cheese w/Roasted Asparagus

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Mac and Cheese w/Roasted Asparagus

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Mac and Cheese w/Roasted Asparagus

Okay, I personally am not a big mac & cheese fan. In fact, I usually cringe whenever I hear of someone eating it. There just are so many things wrong with the traditional mac & cheese. Especially if it comes from a box with yellow chemicals sprinkled in. I figured we should try to come up with a version for people to use. So, this is what we found. I have to say, I was wary about it, but the girls LOVED it. It disappeared fast at our house. It’s a good basic recipe. You could add all sorts of ‘goodies’ to this – preferably green ones!

Ingredients

Mac & Cheese

3 cloves garlic (pressed)

1 cup unsweetened soy (or almond) milk

1/4 block tofu (firm)

16 oz macaroni whole wheat pasta

1 cup nutritional yeast

¼ cup coconut oil

2 Tbsp liquid amino

1 tsp mustard

1 Tbsp paprika

½ Tbsp dulse

¾ cup water

Roasted Asparagus

1 bunch asparagus

1 Tbsp coconut oil

red pepper

black pepper

Instructions

    Mac & Cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Add all of the mac and cheese ingredients (not the pasta) in a blender or food processor and mix well.
  3. When pasta is done, drain and put in a baking pan.
  4. Pour the sauce over the pasta and bake about 15 min (or until top looks crispy).
  5. Roasted Asparagus
  6. Snap the ends off the asparagus and melt your coconut oil.
  7. Place on baking sheet and drizzle with oil and season with red pepper and/or black pepper to taste. (Thyme is also a nice addition).
  8. Bake at 400 for about 20 min (keep an eye on it, depending on your oven, pan and size of your asparagus cook time may vary).

Comments

  1. The Kitchen Skinny says

    We made this yesterday, here are the changes we made: We swapped the 1/4 cup of oil with a 1/4 cup of cashews. I think it was way better this way.

    We also just every so lightly sprayed the asparagus with the oil, hardly any at all and it was the best we ever had.

    Lastly we used a brown rice pasta instead of the whole wheat pasta.

  2. Shelly Fernandez says

    Maybe I made this wrong but with 1 cup yeast it smelled terrible. No one would eat it 🙁

  3. The Kitchen Skinny says

    Hi Shelly – make sure you are using Nutritional Yeast. That has a cheesy flavor to it 🙂

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