Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with Vegan Carbonara Sauce

Try these creamy dreamy mac and cheese recipe with a new twist. Baked macaroni and cauliflower in a smooth vegan Carbonara sauce will make a perfect meal for your next family get together.


Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Yields: 4-6


  • 1/2 pack dried macaroni
  • 1/2 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon dairy-free butter
  • For the Vegan Carbonara Sauce:
  • 1 cup raw cashews (soaked in warm water for 15 minutes)
  • 3/4 cup oat milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper
  • grated dairy-free cheese, for garnishing
  • fresh parsley, for serving


  1. Make the Carbonara sauce. Drain cashews and place into a blender with the rest of the ingredients. Pulse until creamy and smooth, adding more milk if the sauce is too thick.
  2. In a large pan cook pasta according to the package directions, adding cauliflower in the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain and place in a mixing bowl.
  3. Preheat oven to 180°C and grease a baking dish with dairy-free butter. Add Carbonara sauce to macaroni and cauliflower and stir to combine. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish, sprinkle with cheese on top and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm garnished with fresh parsley. Enjoy immediately!

Nutrition Facts

Per serving: 294 KCALS | 16.7G FAT | 3.4G SAT FAT | 29.5G CARBS | 4.4G SUGAR | 3.5G FIBRE | 9G PROTEIN

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