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Danielle Walker’s Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Mac and Cheese

In less than 30 minutes, you can make this creamy vegan family-friendly dish.
Danielle Walkers mac-n-cheese
  • Yield 8 servings
  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 8-oz. boxes grain-free short pasta (such as elbows, shells or penne)
  • 12 oz. white-fleshed sweet potatoes or russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 6 oz. carrots, peeled and halved
  • 1 ⅔ cups chicken bone broth
  • ½ yellow onion, quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbs. nutritional yeast
  • ⅓ cup melted ghee or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. apple-cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp. prepared yellow mustard
  • Fine sea salt
  • 2 tsp. arrowroot powder, if needed for thickening
  • ¼ tsp. white pepper

Directions

STEP 1
Cook the pasta al dente according to the instructions on the package. While the pasta cooks, prepare the vegetables.
STEP 2
Drain the noodles but do not rinse them and do not wipe the pot clean. Add the potatoes, carrots, broth, onion, garlic, nutritional yeast, ghee, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, and 3 ½ teaspoons salt to the pot and set over medium-high heat. Stir to combine, bring the mixture to a boil, then cover and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, until the vegetables are fork-tender. Remove from the heat.
STEP 3
Let the vegetables and liquid cool slightly, then pour into a blender and blend on high speed for about one minute, until smooth. Alternatively, use an immersion blender directly in the pot to purée until smooth.
STEP 4
Return the sauce to the pot over medium-high heat, bring to a simmer, and simmer for two minutes. If the sauce is too thin, in a small bowl, whisk together the arrowroot and 1 tablespoon water to make a slurry, then whisk the slurry into the sauce and simmer for three minutes more, until thickened.
STEP 5
Gently stir the noodles into the sauce until coated. Season to taste with salt and the pepper, then serve immediately.

Danielle Walker's Healthy in a Hurry cookbookFrom the book DANIELLE WALKER’S HEALTHY IN A HURRY: Real Life. Real Food. Real Fast. by Danielle Walker. Copyright © 2022 by Simple Writing Holdings, LLC. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC.

For more recipes by Danielle Walker, visit “4 Quick and Healthy Recipes from Danielle Walker“.

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