This Vegan Stovetop Mac and Cheese with Smoky Chickpeas is an easy, but delicious recipe that's both creamy and savory and you'll want to make on repeat!
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Vegan Stovetop Mac and Cheese with Smoky Chickpeas

This Vegan Stovetop Mac and Cheese with Smoky Chickpeas is an easy, but delicious recipe that's both creamy and savory and you'll want to make on repeat!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Vegan Mac and Cheese, Vegan Stovetop Mac and Cheese with Smoky Chickpeas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 419kcal
Author Namely Marly

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces Elbow Pasta*
  • cup Raw Cashews
  • 1 tablespoon Vegan butter
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • ¼ cup Nutritional Yeast Flakes
  • ½ teaspoon Sea Salt
  • Additional Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 15 oz Chickpeas , drained
  • 2 tablespoons Agave Nectar
  • 1 tablespoon Liquid Smoke

Instructions

  • Cook macaroni according to package instructions. When done, drain the water, reserving 1 cup for the sauce. Place cooked macaroni back in the saucepan. Set aside.
  • In a food processor combine cashews, vegan butter, garlic powder, onion powder, mustard, tomato paste, and nutritional yeast flakes. Pulse to combine. Add the reserved water from cooking the macaroni. Pulse again up until a minute, until a smooth sauce forms. Set aside.
  • Pour the cheese sauce over the cooked macaroni and stir to combine. Place over medium-low heat and cook for about 5 minutes, while you prepare the chickpeas.
  • In a skillet, add the olive oil over medium heat. Add the drained chickpeas and stir to coat with olive oil. Add the agave and liquid smoke and stir until chickpeas are coated. Continue cooking over medium heat, about 7 - 10 minutes, until the chickpeas have turned golden. 
  • Transfer Mac and Cheese to a serving dish and top with Smoky Chickpeas.

Notes

* Use Gluten-free pasta to make this dish gluten-free

Nutrition

Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 449mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3.5mg