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Mac and Cheese One Pot

5 from 6 votes
This simple mac and cheese one pot recipe will pleasantly surprise all. And yes as a cheese lover this dairy free mac and cheese is the best I’ve ever tried.
Course Main Course
Cuisine healthy
Servings 10
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 head of broccoli broken into florets (optional)
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • 1 1/3 cup cashews
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni or pasta shells your preference
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Paprika powder for topping


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F / 204 C.
  • Place the broccoli florets on a baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil and salt on top. Cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
  • Cook the pasta in a pot of boiling water according to the package’s instructions.
  • While the pasta is cooking, place the cashews, water, garlic, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, chili powder, salt, turmeric, and dijon mustard into a blender. Blend until well combined.
  • You can add a tablespoon of water at a time if the sauce is too thick.
  • When the pasta is ready, drain and rinse. Then place back in the pot and stir in the mac and cheese sauce and broccoli.


Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper on top of the mac and cheese. This helps enhance the flavors.
Sodium: 242mgCalcium: 19mgVitamin C: 2mgVitamin A: 16IUSugar: 2gFiber: 3gPotassium: 271mgCalories: 275calMonounsaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 8gProtein: 10gCarbohydrates: 41gIron: 2mg
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