My new Apple Sausage Mac and Cheese is the perfect vegan fall recipe. It combines the hearty flavors of a creamy plant-based cheese sauce, rustic sausage bits, and sweet apple touches. An amazing diary free alternative for lunch or dinner.
Friends, we are diving more and more into fall. When I take a look out of the window, there is already a lot of red and brown leafs. Not only on the trees but already fallen down or blown off by fall breeze. For me that means it’s definitely high time for comfort like this Eggplant Parmesan Zucchini Casserole or the Mexican Street Corn Potato Casserole.
This new recipe for an Apple Sausage Mac and Cheese came to my mind when I was invited to a fall potluck. One to which mostly non vegans were coming to. You know I love creating dishes that no one would ever guess it’s a plant based meal. So it’s such a fun way for everyone, no matter what diet you’re following.
I happily confirm: mission accomplished. Everyone enjoyed this Mac and Cheese so much. No one would ever could tell you it’s made without meat or without a real cheese sauce.
You can be sure we’re going so close to the real deal.
I hope you’re coming on board for this Apple Sausage Mac and Cheese. It’s remarkably creamy, hearty, fall approved, shareable, so cozy and extremely comforting, cheesy, satisfying, the feel good for all and a must make.
How to make this dazzling Apple Sausage Mac and Cheese
Who does not love pasta? Right, we’re all in, so come along and let’s begin: First heat a bit of oil in a saucepan for frying the onions, vegan sausage and apples. If you prefer oil-free cooking, use vegetable broth instead. Do this for around 8 minutes until the ingredients are slightly browned. Set aside.
Now in the same saucepan make the Carbonara Sauce according the directions. When finished with that, add the sausage-apple-onion mix and pasta to the pan and let simmer for 5 extra minutes. Serve in bowls or plates and enjoy!
Seriously this makes an mouthwatering dinner, lunch, or something you can bring to potlucks or get togethers. It will be devoured in no time and by everyone. You will lick the bowl clean, it’s so good.
You might find adding apples to this comfort food a bit surprising. But I guarantee the combo is outstanding, because the apples add the right pinch of sweetness to that creamy sauce and hearty flavors of the other ingredients.
Plus apples are the ultimate fall fruit. So it’s real and approved. What I can say is it turned out so good that everyone wanted the recipe. No one could believe it’s vegan, gluten free, and was made with just 5 simple ingredients.
It’s a magic combo made for chilly cozy nights, relaxed weeknight dinners, remarkable deliciously lunches, for pleasing potlucks.
Just the best flavors for fall or anytime you craving your favorite food
It’s all about the flavors here, and just the right amount of creaminess from the sauce. The perfect sweetness from the apple is the epitome of fall.
On the other hand the vegan sausage is a valuable protein resource. Keep in mind just 3.5 oz provide you 25 g of plant based protein, good deal, right?
But hey it’s not only for fall, it’s for anytime. Trust me you need and want this in your life. Once you tried that, you wouldn’t claim one can only enjoy the Apple Sausage Mac and Cheese in fall. No, you want to make this the whole year and for sure you can. The ingredients are available the whole year, not only in fall.
No wonder apples are one of my favorite fruits. They are juicy, sweet, crunchy and delicious with so many things like just a bit of almond or peanut butter and with a dash of cinnamon. Always yum!
There is nothing one cannot do with these stars. Sweets like a classic apple pie, or savory like we do now.
Apples add not only a healthy component to this Apple Sausage Mac and Cheese. They are fat free, free of sodium, cholesterol and high in fiber. To be precise it means that the pectine and flavonoids can help you lower cholesterol and clear arteries.
10 minPrep Time
13 minCook Time
23 minTotal Time
- 5 cups Elbow Macaroni Pasta, cooked (I used gluten free)
- 1 batch Roasted Garlic Carbonara sauce
- 2 apple
- 1 cup diced onions
- 7 oz vegan sausage, diced
- salt and pepper, to taste,
- chives for garnish (optional)
- First heat a bit of oil in a saucepan for frying the onions, vegan sausage and apples. If you prefer oil-free cooking, use vegetable broth instead. Do this for around 8 minutes until the ingredients are slightly browned. Set aside.
- Now in the same saucepan make the Carbonara Sauce according the directions. When finished with that, add the sausage-apple-onion mix and pasta to the pan and let simmer for 5 extra minutes. Serve in bowls or plates and enjoy!