Recipe: Veggie Mac & Cheese

Recipe: Veggie Mac & Cheese
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A cruciferous spin on macaroni and cheese, this recipe takes comfort food to a whole new level, and is a tasty way to check off a few servings on the Daily Dozen checklist. This recipe comes from Kristina, our Social Media Director.

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INGREDIENTS:

8 oz of 100% whole grain or bean pasta

4 cups chopped kale

2 cups diced tomatoes

2 cups chopped broccoli

1 cup water

½ cup cashews

¼ cup nutritional yeast

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon white miso paste

Black pepper, to taste

Nutty Parm, optional

METHOD:

  1. Prepare the pasta according to the directions on the package, then set aside.
  2. Sauté the kale, tomatoes, broccoli until lightly cooked. Use 1-2 tablespoons of water at a time if needed to keep the veggies from sticking to the pan. 
  3. In a blender, combine the water, cashews, nutritional yeast, turmeric, black pepper, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, and miso paste. Blend until smooth. 
  4. Add the veggies to the pot with the pasta. Pour over the cashew sauce, and stir. Cook the dish lightly until the sauce warms up, then serve. Top with Nutty Parm if you’d like.

Note: Feel free to add crushed red pepper or other herbs and spices you enjoy.

 

Image credit: Kristina DeMuth

Recipe

 

INGREDIENTS:

8 oz of 100% whole grain or bean pasta

4 cups chopped kale

2 cups diced tomatoes

2 cups chopped broccoli

1 cup water

½ cup cashews

¼ cup nutritional yeast

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon white miso paste

Black pepper, to taste

Nutty Parm, optional

METHOD:

  1. Prepare the pasta according to the directions on the package, then set aside.
  2. Sauté the kale, tomatoes, broccoli until lightly cooked. Use 1-2 tablespoons of water at a time if needed to keep the veggies from sticking to the pan. 
  3. In a blender, combine the water, cashews, nutritional yeast, turmeric, black pepper, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, and miso paste. Blend until smooth. 
  4. Add the veggies to the pot with the pasta. Pour over the cashew sauce, and stir. Cook the dish lightly until the sauce warms up, then serve. Top with Nutty Parm if you’d like.

Note: Feel free to add crushed red pepper or other herbs and spices you enjoy.

 

Image credit: Kristina DeMuth

Doctor's Note

Last month, we brought you a recipe video for Easy Veggie Tacos, and today we have Veggie Mac & Cheese from Kristina, our Social Media Director.
 

I hope you don’t mind these occasional breaks from the science. The other recipe videos have been really popular so we thought we’d continue to mix it up. In addition to the recipe videos, I also have a few on cooking methods:

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