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Everyone’s favorite party dip got a main course makeover! We’ve got layers of tang thanks to the grilled artichokes and lemon zest, mingling with the creamy cashew cheese, crunchy bread crumbs in perfectly cooked pasta. What are you waiting for? Go make this right now!
This Spinach-Artichoke Mac and Cheese is inspired by the ever so popular spinach and artichoke dip. It has all of the best elements of the dip but in pasta and will be a winner for kids and adults alike. This recipe is from Megan Sadd’s new cookbook Vegan Yum.
Here’s What We Need for This Spinach Artichoke Mac and Cheese:
- Pasta – This recipe calls for elbow-style noodles, but after making it, we think it would be great with any small-medium style noodle, wheat or gluten-free.
- Artichokes – For this recipe, we are using marinated artichokes that typically come in jars. If you’re looking for a good brand of artichokes, we recommend Mezzetta.
- Spices and Seasonings – For this baked spinach-artichoke mac and cheese, it will be seasoned with garlic, nutritional yeast, white pepper, and lemon juice, along with a pinch of red pepper flakes for a little kick of heat.
- Cashews – Cashews mixed with a blend of some of the spices and seasonings mentioned above will serve as our cheese sauce in this recipe.
- Spinach – The other main component in this recipe next to the artichokes is spinach. Frozen and thawed spinach for this recipe is recommended instead of fresh. The combination of both spinach and artichokes is always a winner in our book.
- Tapioca Flour – This will serve as a thickener in the cheese sauce for this recipe.
- Bread Crumbs – These will give the mac and cheese a delicious crunchy element once baked. If you’d like to make this gluten-free, just make sure to use GF bread crumbs (and pasta).
- Vegan Parmesan – You can use either homemade or store-bought vegan parm for this recipe. If using store-bought, we recommend the Violife parmesan block as it’s the most “realistic” vegan parm we’ve tasted to date.
Looking for More Recipes Like This Spinach-Artichoke Mac and Cheese?
- Easy One-Pot Mac and Cheese (3-Ingredients)
- Nut-Free Vegan Mac & Cheese (gluten-free)
- Baked Mac and Cheese Bites
- Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese (oil-free)
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- Hot For Food All Day (US Only)
- Liv B’s Easy Everyday (US & Canada)
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- Make it Vegan (US & Canada)
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