Cauliflower Mac

 
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I cannot believe how fast summer and fall came and left (I know...it is still fall, but it does not feel like it anymore!), but winter means hearty, warm comfort foods! Thankfully comfort foods can still be good for you and not weigh you down - and I know you are going to LOVE this cauliflower mac-n-cheese!

 
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This cheeze sauce is made from one of my favorite combinations - potatoes, zucchini, onion, carrots, and red pepper! So easy, so delicious, so satisfying!

 
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Author: Vegan Wife Happy Life
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time:  25 minutes
Serves: 2-4

Ingredients:

  • 1 Head of cauliflower
  • 1 Large potato, diced
  • 1/2 Cup raw cashews (soaked or boil for 15-20 minutes)
  • 1 Large peeled carrot
  • 1/2 Large zucchini
  • 1/2 Large onion
  • 1/2 Red pepper
  • 1/4 C non-dairy milk
  • 1 1/2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 3 Tbs nutritional yeast 
  • 1 Tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 Tsp onion powder
  • 2 Tsp salt
  • 1/2 - 1 Tsp pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 Cup panko bread crumbs

Optional Toppings:

  • Green onions
  • Vegan bacon
  • Onion straws
  • Vegan sour cream
  • Hot sauce

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 415° F 
  • Steam cauliflower until soft and put it in a baking dish (I used an 8X8 but other sizes are fine)
  • Boil potato, carrot, zucchini, and onion until cooked. Combine with nutritional yeast, liquid smoke, and seasonings in blender until smooth.
  • Pour cheeze sauce over cauliflower in baking dish and mix until completely covered
  • Top with panko crumbs and put in the oven for 25 minutes on 415° F
  • Take out of oven and let it rest for 10 minutes
  • Enjoy!!