Today we continue our love affair with all things well blended with Vitamix Recipe #29: Gluten Free Vegan Mac N Cheese. This quick easy pasta dish is simple and delicious. This is a perfect way to sneak some veggies into your children without them knowing it. If you are serving this mac n cheese to small children, you can omit the mushrooms, parsley, green onions and minced dried onions. But for adults, you are going to want to jazz this dish up with some extra fixins!
What I love about this dish is that you can be completing the sauce (thanks to Vitamix) and toppings while the pasta is cooking, and the whole meal can be ready in under 20 minutes, and that includes cooking the cauliflower! This mac n cheese is a fantastic quick healthy meal the whole family can enjoy. It is a lifesaver when you have had a hard day and you have limited time in the kitchen.
I have deliberately left the flavour very mild for children. But feel free to spice this up with some cayenne pepper or chili powder. Best thing about this dish? You would never know there is cauliflower in it!
**If you need to make this sauce nut-free you could blend in some avocado for the creaminess. If you want to add some orange colour to the sauce you could put in a little bit of cooked carrot, roasted bell pepper, or a tiny bit of tomato paste.