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PF Kitchen: Healthy Mac and Cheese

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PF Kitchen: Healthy Mac and Cheese

Edwardsville and Glen Carbon Nutrition and Weight Loss Coach




  • 8 ounce box whole wheat pasta shells

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for a couple of hours

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 tbsp coconut milk

  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast flakes

  • ½ medium red bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 tbsp onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 tsp salt

  • Pinch cayenne pepper

  • Parsley flakes, for garnish

  • Paprika, for garnish




  1. Cook pasta in salted boiling water according to directions on package. 

  2. Drain pasta and return to pot

  3. Drain cashews and discard water

  4. In blender process cashews, water, coconut milk, nutritional yeast flakes, red bell pepper, onion, garlic, lemon juice, salt, cayenne until smooth and creamy

  5. Pour sauce over pasta and stir to fully coat

  6. Add extra salt if needed

  7. Cook on low until thickened



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