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Vegan Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

  • 15 min
    Prep Time
  • 35 min
    Total Time
  • 4 people
  • 428 per 1 serving


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 cups peeled and cubed sweet potato
  • 2 cups Pacific Foods™ Cashew Unsweetened Original Plant-Based Beverage
  • 12 ounces uncooked elbow-shaped pasta
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice


  • Step 1

    Heat the large skillet over medium heat. Add the oil, the garlic and the thyme and quickly cook for 30 to 60 seconds until garlic is fragrant, taking care not to burn. Add in the salt, turmeric, paprika, sweet potatoes and cashew milk, then reduce heat to low and simmer until potatoes are soft, about 15 minutes. 

  • Step 2

    While the potatoes are cooking, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, add the pasta and cook until al dente according to the package. Drain the elbow noodles, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water, and return back to the pot. 

  • Step 3

    Add the entire contents of the sweet potato pan to a blender along with the nutritional yeast, lemon juice and mustard. Blend until creamy and pureed. Add the sweet potato sauce and toss to combine. The sauce will likely be thick, so add the pasta water, 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time until desired consistency is achieved. Taste, adding more salt/pepper as needed.

Calories 428
Total Fat 5 g
Sat. Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 245 mg
Total Carb 78 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugar 4 g
Protein 15 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 5 %DV
Iron 20 %DV
Potassium 9 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.