Sweet Potato Lemon Mac ‘n Cheese

Sweet Potato Lemon Mac 'n Cheese

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Sweet Potato Lemon Mac 'n Cheese

Sweet Potato Lemon Mac 'n Cheese

Easy to make creamy vegan mac 'n cheese with a slightly sour touch.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian-Inspired
Keyword: Creamy, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Recipe, Vegan
Calories: 663kcal
Author: Alex
Servings: 4



  • 2 small or 1 large sweet potato cooked
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup cashews soaked with hot water
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1 tbsp white miso paste
  • 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp onion and garlic powder each
  • Salt to taste


  • macaroni or pasta of choice
  • 1/2 to 1 cup pasta water


  • Start by preparing the sweet potato. Ideally you want to steam it as a whole. (* see notes)
  • You can also peel, dice and boil it.
  • Add sweet potato puree to a food processor or blender, along with soaked and rinsed cashews, coconut milk, lemon juice and all seasoning and blend until very smooth.
  • Cook macaroni in the meantime and make sure to reserve 1 cup of cooking water before draining.
  • Add enough of the pasta water to the sauce and blend until it reaches your desired consistency before mixing it with the hot pasta.
  • Enjoy!


*I use the @instantpotofficial for this. Depending on the size of the sweet potatoes, 10 to 20 minutes manual setting.
Recipe makes enough sauce for 1 14 oz bag of macaroni.


Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Lemon Mac 'n Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 663 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 190mg8%
Potassium 878mg25%
Carbohydrates 95g32%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 9250IU185%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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