Curried Sweet Potato Vegan Mac n’ Cheese

It’s creamy, it’s cheesy, and it’s super easy and quick to make. This Sweet Potato Vegan Mac n’ Cheese has hints of curry flavor and an uber creamy texture. Topped with breadcrumbs and quickly broiled to create a perfectly crispy top.

This recipe takes less than 30 minutes and I am sure will easily impress your guests, friends…or I mean yourself, because let’s be real.

I tried venturing off from the traditional vegan mac n’ cheese that uses carrots, onions, and potatoes. Instead, I used my favorite vegetable – sweet potatoes. Tossed in a bit of curry powder and fresh ginger…and it was definitely a winner.

This Curried Sweet Potato Mac n’ Cheese is…

  • Sooooo creamy
  • Flavorful
  • Easy
  • Quick – takes less than 30 minutes
  • Simple
  • 100% vegan
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Curried Sweet Potato Vegan Mac n’ Cheese
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
 

It's creamy, it's cheesy, and it's super easy and quick to make. This Sweet Potato Vegan Mac n' Cheese has hints of curry flavor and an uber creamy texture.

Course: Main Course
Keyword: vegan curried sweet potato mac n’ cheese
Author: Taavi Moore
Ingredients
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • ¼ white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1-inch piece ginger, finely chopped
  • ½ cup non-dairy, unsweetened milk such as almond milk
  • ¼ cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp miso paste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp tapioca or corn starch
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder & paprika
  • Dash of red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 4 oz. macaroni noodles
Instructions
  1. Pierce sweet potatoes all over with a fork. Wrap in a wet paper towel and microwave for 6 minutes until soft. Scrape flesh into a high-speed blender.

  2. In a small skillet, heat 1 tsp oil. Add onion and ginger. Saute for 5-6 min. until fragrant and translucent. Add to blender. Add the remaining ingredients (except breadcrumbs). Season with salt and pepper as desired.

  3. Turn oven on to high broil. Grease two small cast iron skillets (alternatively, a small baking dish) with vegan butter or oil.

  4. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and add back to saucepan. Pour over sauce and stir to combine. Divide evenly among the two skillets (or baking dish). Top with breadcrumbs and broil for 4-5 min. until golden brown (see notes).

  5. Serve with freshly ground black pepper and a dash of red pepper flakes. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Oven temperatures vary, so pay close attention to the pasta when it is broiling. Don’t want it to burn!

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