Looking for the perfect comfort food for chilly weeknights? I gotchu. This vegan sweet potato mac & cheese satisfied all my needs for something warm, cheesy, and comforting, and i’m so excited to share it with you!
It’s dairy-free, gluten-free with the use of brown rice pasta, and topped with a mixture of crushed grain-free crackers and crispy onions! Whether you’re vegan or not, this recipe is going to be a staple!
The sauce is made from a blend of roasted sweet potatoes, raw cashews, non-dairy milk and some spices. It’s truly packed with flavor, and is loaded with healthy fats, vitamins and minerals.
Cashew cheese sauce has been a favorite of mine for quite some time. I love serving it on nachos, like in this vegan nacho platter, or on fries to make vegan cheese fries!
It’s a great base for just about any cheese sauce, and works so well in this vegan mac & cheese.
I love the sweetness that the sweet potatoes provide, and the cheesiness that you get from the nutritional yeast. The sauce pairs well with just about any pasta, so feel free to switch things up!
I topped my mac & cheese with a mixture of crushed up crackers and crispy onions, and it was the perfect savory topping to add.
Whether you have a dairy intolerance, or are just looking to incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet, this sweet potato mac & cheese is a must try!
Since this recipe is loaded with fiber and even some protein, you can serve it as is for a simple dinner. You can also serve it with a side salad or roasted broccoli for some extra greens!
Either way, it definitely hits the spot for cheesy goodness. If you try it out, let me know in the comments below!