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Paleo Vegan Macaroni And Cheese: I know it's possible... what's your recipe?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 01, 2012 at 7:10 AM

Paleo Newb and Turkey Day is coming up. I need to serve the traditional dishes, but paleo and vegan. Can u imagine what a disaster this could b e.? Looking for a mac and cheese recipe with cashew cheese and some kind of brocolli macaroni. Can you see this happening. I can. Need help for a vegan paleo macaroni pasto recipe... Pls help iuc.

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on July 05, 2012
at 03:45 PM

Welcome nube. You're still allowed to have an opinion. If we think it's a stupid one we'll let you know, lol. I think the OP is in a tough spot needing both vegan and paleo. I don't think you can get cheese flavor without nutritional yeast but that's just my opinion. I have yet to find a sauce without it that tastes like cheese.

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on July 05, 2012
at 02:23 AM

In that case go with the cheese with the most lactose in it then. The hard goat cheeses. And coconut milk. I can totally see where this is going now. Thanks for helping me figure this out.

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on July 05, 2012
at 02:22 AM

What I'd need to do is make it taste awesome to me before I'd serve it to anyone and if I had to choose between the Paleos and the Vegans I'd definitely go with the vegan option. I'd go with the friendliest pasta. Is rice noodle the most Paleo Friendly noodle in your opinion. Again I'm a tootal nube.

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on July 05, 2012
at 02:19 AM

Yes, I hate vegetables as noodles. I've heard about hemp-flour too recently to research or cook with it but its giving me ideas.

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on July 05, 2012
at 02:15 AM

I'd be making 3, honestly, with one as a control if I were doing it for a holiday, the whole thought of doing that, indeed, makes me want to leave the country. Def, best answer so far.

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on July 05, 2012
at 02:12 AM

Jackie, I love your recipe. You know what I'm struggling with. Its that go to casserole that everybody loves. I love to cook and am a Paleo Newb so I'm in that process of trying to recontextualise my comfort foods in a way that makes sense to eat. There are so many options out there and I love to cook. This is one of the most appealing aspects of this lifestyle choice and it is the creativity I get to have with food. I'll use your base as a template. I've found with so many things, its not a recipe its a process. Thanks for taking the time to help me out.

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on July 05, 2012
at 02:03 AM

Leave the country: best answer.

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

(560)

on July 01, 2012
at 09:48 PM

or real cheese? are you lactose intolerant? real cheese won't kill ya!

5e63e3fa78e998736106a4a5b9aef58c

on July 01, 2012
at 06:58 PM

@joey: I assume this is careful advance planning on polynesian_metal's part, as it will probably take him from now until T-day to find a M&C recipe that is both paleo and vegan *and* actually tastes good and has the right texture. Given a challenge of that magnitude, one cannot start too soon. ;)

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on July 01, 2012
at 12:59 PM

"vegan paleo macaroni" - this is wrong on so many levels.

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on July 01, 2012
at 08:24 AM

Turkey day is coming up? Where are you from?

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85f91220dc9fe7486eec8c4305139c7e

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on July 01, 2012
at 12:20 PM

You can use cauliflower instead of noodles. I think there might be some low carb recipes you could borrow from.

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on July 05, 2012
at 02:19 AM

Yes, I hate vegetables as noodles. I've heard about hemp-flour too recently to research or cook with it but its giving me ideas.

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98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

on July 01, 2012
at 12:31 PM

I don't think cashew cheese will give you as authentic a finished product as something like this sauce recipe will (use nut milk instead of soy obviously) The sweet potato adds the color and texture and nutritional yeast give a very nice cheese flavor. Baking it helps with the texture a lot as well (as opposed to just saucing the macaroni substitute as in her quick recipe version)

I would use rice pasta/noodles as well although both zucchini and cauliflower would work but not as well as the rice IMO. Depends on your crowd I think. If you are feeding SAD eaters then rice noodles for sure. If you are feeding vegans or other more health conscious people I'd use veggies in place of pasta/noodles.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on July 05, 2012
at 03:45 PM

Welcome nube. You're still allowed to have an opinion. If we think it's a stupid one we'll let you know, lol. I think the OP is in a tough spot needing both vegan and paleo. I don't think you can get cheese flavor without nutritional yeast but that's just my opinion. I have yet to find a sauce without it that tastes like cheese.

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on July 05, 2012
at 02:22 AM

What I'd need to do is make it taste awesome to me before I'd serve it to anyone and if I had to choose between the Paleos and the Vegans I'd definitely go with the vegan option. I'd go with the friendliest pasta. Is rice noodle the most Paleo Friendly noodle in your opinion. Again I'm a tootal nube.

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46c9fbd45b82453f6a2dfe614a853314

on July 01, 2012
at 04:27 PM

Gah...cashew cheese and broccoli macaroni? Why bother...

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on July 01, 2012
at 04:38 PM

I made a Paleo Mac n cheese! It's soooo good! http://thepaleomama.com/2012/06/17/paleo-mac-n-cheese/

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on July 05, 2012
at 02:12 AM

Jackie, I love your recipe. You know what I'm struggling with. Its that go to casserole that everybody loves. I love to cook and am a Paleo Newb so I'm in that process of trying to recontextualise my comfort foods in a way that makes sense to eat. There are so many options out there and I love to cook. This is one of the most appealing aspects of this lifestyle choice and it is the creativity I get to have with food. I'll use your base as a template. I've found with so many things, its not a recipe its a process. Thanks for taking the time to help me out.

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345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on July 01, 2012
at 07:20 PM

I tried it, you might as well just brown up some cheese....mine turned out disgusting!!

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on July 05, 2012
at 02:23 AM

In that case go with the cheese with the most lactose in it then. The hard goat cheeses. And coconut milk. I can totally see where this is going now. Thanks for helping me figure this out.

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5e63e3fa78e998736106a4a5b9aef58c

on July 02, 2012
at 01:22 AM

If I were in this position, I'd make two separate versions: a vegan M&C with regular pasta and whatever the hell one uses for cheese in that situation; and a paleo (or at least primal, as I'd go ahead and use real cheese) version.

Then again, I'm assuming that you'll be feeding vegans and your paleo self, but no actual paleo vegans. If there are paleo vegans involved--well, you have my condolences. I'd just leave the country for Thanksgiving, in that case.

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on July 05, 2012
at 02:15 AM

I'd be making 3, honestly, with one as a control if I were doing it for a holiday, the whole thought of doing that, indeed, makes me want to leave the country. Def, best answer so far.

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on July 01, 2012
at 01:46 PM

Here's a recipe from The Spunky Coconut that meets your standards http://www.thespunkycoconut.com/2011/12/butternut-mac-n-cheese-dairy-free-vegan.html Can't say I've tried it because I have no need/desire to eat vegan meals, but it looks pretty good!

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31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

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on July 01, 2012
at 11:48 AM

try rice noodles and cashew cheese... but seriously, it's a holiday. don't be too hard on yourself.

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

(560)

on July 01, 2012
at 09:48 PM

or real cheese? are you lactose intolerant? real cheese won't kill ya!

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on November 14, 2012
at 07:37 PM

Maybe try spagetti squash for the noodles...

I use that for my paleo chicken parm.

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on November 14, 2012
at 06:31 PM

Hey, I have a paleo mac and cheese on my website www.irislazz.com Its a cashew based cheese sauce that has bacon grease but you could use veggie bullion instead, but quality bacon grease is the jam!

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