Comfort Food Made Healthy: Mac & Cheese

Added to Recipes on Mon 10/28/2013


3 cups water 

1 cup cashews 

1 tbsp miso 

2 tsp sea salt 

1 clove garlic 

1 tsp onion powder 

1 tbsp lemon juice 

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 

1 lb whole-wheat elbow macaroni 

1/4 cup canola oil 

1/4 cup all-purpose flour 

Black pepper to taste 

Parsley (optional)

Breadcrumbs (optional) 



In a blender, blend water, cashews, miso, salt, garlic, onion powder, lemon juice and vinegar until smooth and creamy. 


Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook according to package directions. 


Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, make a roux by whisking the oil and flour over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Add cashew mixture and bring to a boil, whisking frequently. Reduce heat to low and let simmer until the sauce thickens. 


Toss pasta with sauce and add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and parsley.