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As I used to be chopping some tremendous sturdy onions at work and attempting to not cry as my eyes burned I started to consider how it’s humorous you by no means turn into proof against them, even when you’re somebody like me who chops them nearly each day. I additionally began to consider how good caramelized onion dip, or french onion dip is and the way good these flavors could be in a mac and cheese. So, I made a decision that I wanted to make some vegan mac and cheese once I acquired dwelling.

It was excellent! I already had onions, elbow macaroni and my secret sauce ingredient available. Oooh sounds thrilling would not it? However actually my secret ingredient is simply white fleshed candy potatoes, or Japanese candy potatoes. They’ve a extra mellow taste than the orange selection and they’re excellent for mixing up in issues to get some further veggies in them with out anybody noticing. The factor that all the time bothered me about conventional mac and cheese was that there weren’t sufficient veggies in it.

Effectively, I’ve fastened that with my mac and cheese recipes. The sauce for that is just a bit little bit of nut butter and largely veggies. Truthfully, this comes collectively in about 30 minutes too and is simpler to make than any dairy mac and cheese I made out of scratch again within the day. For this one I caramelized onions till they had been golden brown, then mixed them with the already scrumptious mac and cheese.

The sauce has a number of elements that will sound odd to you, like miso, white balsamic vinegar, stone floor mustard and dietary yeast, however belief me on this one, they offer it that tremendous tacky taste! That is sooo good! The sauce is wealthy and flavorful virtually like a mellow white cheddar, and the candy caramelized onions are the right pairing with it! In case you are within the temper for some considerably wholesome consolation meals, give this a attempt!

Vegan Caramelized Onion Mac and Cheese
Serves 4


  • 1 massive candy yellow onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • 2 cups mashed cooked candy potato* (the white fleshed selection)
  • 1 cup sizzling filtered water (or as wanted)
  • 1/Three cup uncooked cashew butter
  • 1 medium garlic clove
  • 2 tsp stone floor mustard
  • 1 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp white miso (elective)
  • 1/Four cup plus 2 Tbsp dietary yeast
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt (or to style)
  • 16 ozorganic gluten free elbow pasta


  1. Warmth a pan over medium warmth, and add the onion and oil. Prepare dinner, stirring typically till the onion caramelizes, about 15 minutes. You could want so as to add a splash of water from time to time to stop it from sticking on the underside. Take away from warmth as soon as golden brown and tender. Put aside.
  2. Subsequent, mix the candy potato, water, cashew butter, garlic, mustard, vinegar, yeast, and sea salt in a excessive pace blender and mix till easy and the consistency of cheese (whether it is too thick add a bit of extra water).  Put aside.
  3. Prepare dinner pasta in accordance with bundle instructions, drain, then place again within the pot, add the cheese and onions, and stir to coat.  Pour right into a serving dish, and serve!

*To prepare dinner the candy potatoes, I wish to roast them within the oven.  Take a big candy potato, poke a number of holes in it, and minimize in half lengthwise.  Place minimize facet down on a sheet pan lined with parchment and bake for about an hour at 400F levels or till tender.  Take away from oven and let cool earlier than mashing.

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