Smoked Roasted Garlic "Cheesy" MAC & CHEESE


The creamiest Mac & Cheese! Or should I say Mac & Veggies! This is my roasted garlic creamy cheese sauce that I love! One thing about me is I don’t measure in the kitchen and I’ve found this recipe is very giving! So have fun with it!

The main veggies are cauliflower and carrots. I added a russet potato and sometimes I’ll add some butternut squash. It all depends on what I have on hand! Also, feel free to roast some broccoli to add to the finished product! It’s amazing!

Nutritional yeast is always an option for a plant based cheese sauce but I tried to create this recipe without using it :) It turned out so good. I think the key here is the smoked paprika, it almost gives it a smoked cheddar vibe.

Ingredients:

• GF pasta (jovialfoods is my favorite)

• 2 cups of diced carrots - about 4-5 carrots

• 1 cup of cauliflower

• 1 russet potato - optional

• 1 yellow onion

• Head of garlic

• Can of coconut milk

• 1 TBSP of Coconut oil

• 1 TBSP of olive oil

• 1 TBSP of arrowroot flour

SPICES:

• 1/4 tsp of smoked paprika

• 1/4 tsp of turmeric

• 1/4 tsp of dried thyme

• 1/4 tsp of oregano

• 1/4 tsp of Pink salt

• Pinch of pepper

DIRECTIONS:

• Wash and cut up carrots, cauliflower, and russet potato and boil in water or steam until tender

• Cook pasta and set aside until the sauce is done

• Wrap 5-6 cloves of garlic (skin on) with a dash of olive oil in foil and put in the oven at 350 for 10-15 minutes until roasted - let cool and the garlic should slide right out of the skins

• In a pan sauté 1 yellow onion on medium heat 3-4 minutes and then add in 2 cloves of minced garlic. Add in a spoonful of coconut oil, turmeric, thyme, oregano, smoked paprika, salt and pepper, and stir for 4 minutes until fragrant

• Once fragrant, add in olive oil and arrowroot flour.

• Mix until a little clumpy and then add in the can of coconut milk and stir into a sauce

• Using a Vitamix or a high speed blender add in tender veggies(drained from water), roasted garlic (skins removed) and the coconut milk onion and arrowroot mixture to the blender

• Blend until creamy! Taste and adjust seasonings, more salt, spices, etc.

• Pour the sauce over the cooked pasta and enjoy!

*** I always sprinkle smoked paprika on top with thyme and oregano for serving!

Make sure to tag #ericajanehealth so I can see and share your creations!

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Solana Beach, CA 92075

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