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Garlic Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese

This Garlic Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food and super easy to make. It’s entirely vegan, gluten free and will wow everyone in no time. Plus you can make 2 versions: one on the stove and one in the oven.

This Garlic Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese is entirely vegan, gluten free, and super easy to make. It’s an amazing comfort food for dinner, lunch, meal prep, work lunches, date nights and of course the holidays. Everyone will get addicted to this from the first to the last bite, try it now! #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegetarian #mealprep #dinner #lunch #worklunchideas #holidays #macandcheese #contentednesscooking #pasta #thanksgiving

We’re making it slowly into he autumn season. It’s getting colder and the temperatures are dropping down.

Time for this Garlic Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese:

It’s creamy, addictive, cheesy, absolutely mouthwatering and satisfying, filling, cozy, and a must make for the holidays or any time when your are craving comfort food piled high.

This Garlic Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese is entirely vegan, gluten free, and super easy to make. It’s an amazing comfort food for dinner, lunch, meal prep, work lunches, date nights and of course the holidays. Everyone will get addicted to this from the first to the last bite, try it now! #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegetarian #mealprep #dinner #lunch #worklunchideas #holidays #macandcheese #contentednesscooking #pasta #thanksgiving

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This Garlic Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese is entirely vegan, gluten free, and super easy to make. It’s an amazing comfort food for dinner, lunch, meal prep, work lunches, date nights and of course the holidays. Everyone will get addicted to this from the first to the last bite, try it now! #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegetarian #mealprep #dinner #lunch #worklunchideas #holidays #macandcheese #contentednesscooking #pasta #thanksgiving

What is mac and cheese

Maybe you know the pre-packaged boxes with mac and cheese and that you just need hot water and let the magic begin.

Super easy and fast, this was my way before going vegan to enjoy this classic comfort food.

Basically, it’s pasta with a creamy sauce made from heavy cream, cheese, and butter.

This Garlic Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese is entirely vegan, gluten free, and super easy to make. It’s an amazing comfort food for dinner, lunch, meal prep, work lunches, date nights and of course the holidays. Everyone will get addicted to this from the first to the last bite, try it now! #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegetarian #mealprep #dinner #lunch #worklunchideas #holidays #macandcheese #contentednesscooking #pasta #thanksgiving

Some people add bacon to their version to add a deeper flavor.

We do something different to keep all plant based. So there isn’t any cream or butter involved.

I used my 3 ingredient vegan cheese sauce for this. Just cashews, vegetable broth, and tahini. This time we also add nutritional yeast for a more cheesy flavor.

This Garlic Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese is entirely vegan, gluten free, and super easy to make. It’s an amazing comfort food for dinner, lunch, meal prep, work lunches, date nights and of course the holidays. Everyone will get addicted to this from the first to the last bite, try it now! #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegetarian #mealprep #dinner #lunch #worklunchideas #holidays #macandcheese #contentednesscooking #pasta #thanksgiving

How to prepare Brussels Sprouts

There are different methods for this Garlic Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese. My way to go is to make them in a pan.

You heat a bit of oil or vegetable broth in a pan and fry the halved sprouts for around 8 minutes until they are crispy and browned.

Don’t forget to season with salt and pepper.

This Garlic Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese is entirely vegan, gluten free, and super easy to make. It’s an amazing comfort food for dinner, lunch, meal prep, work lunches, date nights and of course the holidays. Everyone will get addicted to this from the first to the last bite, try it now! #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegetarian #mealprep #dinner #lunch #worklunchideas #holidays #macandcheese #contentednesscooking #pasta #thanksgiving

It will add a lot of flavor and taste. Which we can’t achieve with steamed or cooked brussels sprouts.  They are soft but often miss flavor.

Another amazing method that you can try is roasting them on a sheet pan in the oven for around 30 minutes. You can add a bit olive oil if you like, season with salt and pepper.

Please have a look every 10 minutes and turn them if needed. This way you make sure you get the perfect texture and browning level.

Note: before you do any method, clean and wash the vegetables properly and cut the leaves.

This Garlic Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese is entirely vegan, gluten free, and super easy to make. It’s an amazing comfort food for dinner, lunch, meal prep, work lunches, date nights and of course the holidays. Everyone will get addicted to this from the first to the last bite, try it now! #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegetarian #mealprep #dinner #lunch #worklunchideas #holidays #macandcheese #contentednesscooking #pasta #thanksgiving

How to make Garlic Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese

First cook your pasta according the package directions. While they are cooking combine cashews, tahini, vegetable broth and this time nutritional yeast in the bowl of a blender.

Season with salt and pepper and blend until smooth and creamy, set aside.

Next, heat a pan with a bit of oil. Olive oil is fine, or for a oil free version just heat a bit vegetable broth. Add garlic, optional garlic powder and fry for 2 minutes.

By now add trimmed and cleaned Brussels sprouts to that pan. Fry again for 5 minutes, then add pasta and vegan cheese sauce to that pan. Cook everything for 5 minutes longer.

Finally transfer to bowls or plates, enjoy.

This Garlic Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese is entirely vegan, gluten free, and super easy to make. It’s an amazing comfort food for dinner, lunch, meal prep, work lunches, date nights and of course the holidays. Everyone will get addicted to this from the first to the last bite, try it now! #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegetarian #mealprep #dinner #lunch #worklunchideas #holidays #macandcheese #contentednesscooking #pasta #thanksgiving

Note: If you prefer a baked mac and cheese, just do the steps until after frying the Brussels sprouts.

From there you will need a 8×11 inch casserole dish. Add pasta, sauce, Brussels sprouts to the dish. Mix everything well, this way you save a bowl  Bake it for around 15 minutes at 415°F.

This makes an amazing dairy free alternative for dinner, lunch, meal prep, date night, and even work lunch that the whole family will love.

This Garlic Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese is entirely vegan, gluten free, and super easy to make. It’s an amazing comfort food for dinner, lunch, meal prep, work lunches, date nights and of course the holidays. Everyone will get addicted to this from the first to the last bite, try it now! #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegetarian #mealprep #dinner #lunch #worklunchideas #holidays #macandcheese #contentednesscooking #pasta #thanksgiving

Best pasta for mac and cheese

Of course you can use any pasta that you like but I find not every pasta gives you the best results.

Macaroni is by no means always my go to pasta, but maybe you’re looking for a new and fresh approach. Make sure that your pasta holds the sauce in every bite you take.

This can you achieve with pasta like, rigatoni, rotini, shells, farfalle, or orechiette.

This Garlic Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese is entirely vegan, gluten free, and super easy to make. It’s an amazing comfort food for dinner, lunch, meal prep, work lunches, date nights and of course the holidays. Everyone will get addicted to this from the first to the last bite, try it now! #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegetarian #mealprep #dinner #lunch #worklunchideas #holidays #macandcheese #contentednesscooking #pasta #thanksgiving

Pro tip: Just make sure your pasta has a big surface. This will help by holding the sauce perfectly.

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Love seeing all your remakes. Florian.

This Garlic Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese is entirely vegan, gluten free, and super easy to make. It’s an amazing comfort food for dinner, lunch, meal prep, work lunches, date nights and of course the holidays. Everyone will get addicted to this from the first to the last bite, try it now! #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegetarian #mealprep #dinner #lunch #worklunchideas #holidays #macandcheese #contentednesscooking #pasta #thanksgiving

Garlic Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Garlic Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food and super easy to make. It’s entirely vegan, gluten free and will wow everyone in no time. Plus you can make 2 versions: one on the stove and one in the oven.

Ingredients

  • 10 oz pasta (I used gf)
  • 2 cups Brussels Sprouts, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 4 tsp garlic powder, optional
  • 1 batch 3 Ingredient Vegan Cheese Sauce
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook your pasta according the package directions. While they are cooking combine cashews, tahini, vegetable broth and this time nutritional yeast in the bowl of a blender. Season with salt and pepper and blend until smooth and creamy, set aside.
  2. Heat a pan with a bit of oil. Olive oil is fine, or for a oil free version just heat a bit vegetable broth. Add garlic, optional garlic powder and fry for 2 minutes.
  3. Add trimmed and cleaned Brussels sprouts to that pan. Fry again for 5 minutes, then add pasta and vegan cheese sauce to that pan. Cook everything for 5 minutes longer.
  4. Finally transfer to bowls or plates, enjoy.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2.5 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 250mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 13g
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Jodi

Monday 16th of November 2020

Could I substitute cashew butter for the cashews? If so, any idea what the ratio would be? Thanks! It looks delicious!

Florian

Monday 16th of November 2020

Hi Jodi! You can use 1/4 cup cashew butter, but the result will be really different. Hope that helps and let me know how it goes.

Shan

Tuesday 4th of December 2018

Thanks for sharing this recipe. My own came out yummy! I had to make my own Tahini paste (no trouble there). I added more like 1 and 1/2 cups of broth to the cheese sauce and a tad bit more salt to my liking. Delicious! Will definitely keep this reciipe on rotation.

Florian

Tuesday 4th of December 2018

Thanks for your great feedback, Shan! I hope you'll find lots of more recipes to try!

Emily

Tuesday 16th of October 2018

I miserably failed at the “cheese”! What did I do wrong? What kind of vegetable broth do you prefer? :)

Florian

Tuesday 16th of October 2018

Hi Emily! Of course, but can you explain what're you doing? I like vegetable bouillon and broth both are excellent.