Nut-Free Vegan Mac and Cheese

This easy, nut-free vegan macaroni and cheese is a hit with kids and adults alike! Made with raw sunflower seeds and select whole-food ingredients that create a super creamy and cheesy sauce.

It's also pantry-friendly,  oil-free or add vegan butter for extra richness, and easily made gluten-free.

pasta of choice raw sunflower seeds old fashioned rolled oats garlic


Place raw sunflower seeds in a bowl and cover with hot water. Soak for 30 minutes, then drain and rinse.

Cook pasta according to package directions. While the water comes to a boil and the pasta is cooking, make the cheese sauce.

To make the sauce, in a blender combine sunflower seeds, 1 cup of water, oats, garlic, red pepper, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, miso, both vinegars, salt, mustard powder, onion powder, and nutmeg.

Gradually increase speed, and blend on high for about 1 minute. Stop to scrape down the sides as needed. Blend again until the sauce is completely smooth.

Taste the sauce, and adjust the flavor as desired, possibly adding another small piece of red pepper, more onion powder, nutritional yeast, salt, white pepper, etc. Blend again.

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