Sweet Potato Macaroni and Cheese (V, Gf)

Ingredients

  • 1 T oil
  • Garlic to taste
  • Thyme to taste
  • Turmeric to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Paprika to taste
  • 2 cups cubed sweet potato or yam
  • 2 cups milk of choice
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 t yellow mustard
  • 1 – 2 lemon juice
  • 12- 16 oz pasta of choice

Special tools

  • Medium frying pan
  • Garlic press or knife and cutting board
  • Blender or food processer
  • Large saucepan or pot

Steps:

Sauce:

  1. Use a garlic press or knife and board to pulverize the garlic.
  2. Add the garlic, thyme, and oil to a medium frying pan.
  3. Cook for 30 – 60 seconds until garlic is fragrant.
  4. Add salt, turmeric, paprika, milk, and sweet potatoes or yams.
  5. Reduce heat to low and cook for about 15 minutes or until sweet potatoes or yams are soft and cooked through.
  6. Once cooked, add the entire mixture to a blender or food processer.
  7. Blend until creamy and smooth.
  8. Add the nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and mustard.
  9. Blend to incorporate.

Noodles:

  1. In a large saucepan, cook the noodles until al dente.
  2. Scoop out 1/2 cup (120 ml) of the noodle water.
  3. Drain the rest.
  4. Return the noodles back into the pot and add the blended sauce.
  5. You can add some of the water that you scooped out from the noodles if the sauce is too thick.
  6. Enjoy immediately or reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.

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