This dairy-free comfort food incorporates a decadent Indian-inspired vegan sauce.
Eagle, Idaho, May 14, 2020 -- Who doesn’t love a bowl of homemade macaroni and cheese? This creamy Vegan Mac & Cheese from food blogger Tina Dawson at Love is in my Tummy combines Idaho® russet potatoes, raw cashews and non-dairy milk to create a rich, reduced fat cheeseless sauce while maintaining the texture of “real” cheese. The sauce includes a variety of healthy ingredients like onions, carrots, garlic, nutritional yeast, turmeric and olive oil, giving it a savory Indian-inspired flavor profile.
This dish gets a spicy kick from the curried breadcrumb topping made with jalapeños, olive oil, thyme, panko-style breadcrumbs, curry powder and salt. If you’re meal planning, the sauce can be refrigerated for up to three days and the breadcrumbs will keep up to a week if stored in a clean, dry container. Your family will never want to go back to store-bought macaroni and cheese brands again!
For the sauce
For the pasta
For the curried breadcrumbs
Make the sauce
Cook the pasta
Make the curried breadcrumb topping
In the same skillet, add the drained pasta, reserved sautéed onions and pour over the sauce. Stir to combine, adding as much sauce as you prefer. If the sauce is too thick, use as much pasta cooking water as you need to dilute it. Bring it to a slow simmer over medium heat.
Taste and adjust seasoning, adding nutmeg and/or ground black pepper to taste.
Transfer to serving bowls, top generously with the curried breadcrumbs and enjoy immediately.
Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. While reheating, you may need to add a little water to make the sauce smooth again.
For more vegan recipes like this visit the Idaho® Potato website.
About the Idaho Potato Commission
Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous “Grown in Idaho®” seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho’s growing season of warm days and cool nights, ample mountain-fed irrigation and rich volcanic soil, give Idaho® potatoes their unique texture, taste and dependable performance. These ideal growing conditions are what differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states. For more information, visit www.idahopotato.com.