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High Protein Mac 'n' Cheese

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 8 servings
Calories 258 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 8 oz boxes Banza Elbow Macaroni Pasta
  • 2 c white potato peeled and cubed
  • 1 c Baby Carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 c Silken Tofu
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 c Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp agar powder
  • 2 Tbsp tapioca flour (or cornstarch)

Instructions
 

Cook the Pasta & Veggies

  • Bring a large AND a medium pot of water to a boil. You can salt the water if desired.
  • Add two boxes of Banza Elbow Macaroni to the pot and cook for 7 minutes (or until al dente), stirring occasionally.
  • Strain pasta and rinse with cold water immediately to stop the cooking process.
  • In the smaller pot of boiling water, add the potatoes and carrots for 7 minutes, or until fork-tender.
  • Drain the potatoes and carrots but reserve the cooking liquid!

Make the Cheese Sauce

  • In a good quality blender that can handle hot food, add cooked potatoes and carrots.
  • Add 1/2 c cooking liquid to the blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Add silken tofu, and lemon juice. Blend until smooth.
  • Add nutritional yeast, garlic and onion powder and salt.
  • In a medium saucepan over low heat, add 1/2 c water and 1 Tbsp agar powder. Whisk together and do not touch for 3 minutes. DO NOT TOUCH IT!
  • After three minutes have passed, whisk the cheese mixture in the blender into to the saucepan, whisking as you pour until well incorporated.
  • In a small bowl, add the 2 Tbsp tapioca starch with 2 Tbsp cold water and whisk with a fork until mixed.
  • While whisking, add the tapioca mixture into the cheese mixture. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the cheese thickens.
  • Add the cheese sauce to the cooked pasta and mix well!
  • Serve immediately or store for later in the fridge!

Notes

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
High Protein Mac 'n' Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Carbohydrates 43.4g14%
Fiber 9.9g41%
Protein 19.2g38%
Vitamin A 2065IU41%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 6.6mg37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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