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Mac & ‘Cheese’ Pasta Bake – No Cheese, No Nutritional Yeast

  • Author: Rebecca Jenkins

Description

You can roast or boil the veggies before turning them into a sauce however, roasting is better and since the oven has to be on anyway to bake everything at the end, may as well go with roasting the veggies too!


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Ingredients

  • 1 packet of pasta (400g)
  • 5 medium potatoes
  • 3 carrots
  • 4 cups milk of choice (I used almond)
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil (and extra for drizzling the veggies before roasting)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 stock cube
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 cup bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 200°C
  2. Get water boiling for pasta
  3. Peel and dice your potatoes and carrots in to 1 cm cubes
  4. Get your pasta in to cook, set your timer for 1 min less than the recommended cook time, so it is cooked al dente
  5. Spread veggies on a lined baking tray, drizzle with olive oil
  6. Roast your veggies for 10 mins, then give them a shake around on the tray, return to oven and roast for a further 15mins
  7. Check that they are cooked through by stabbing them with a fork before removing from the oven to cool for a moment
  8. Once your pasta is cooked, strain it and transfer it to a deep, oven safe dish
  9. Once your veggies have cooled for a moment, we can blend them into the sauce, this has to be done in batches, unless you have an abnormally large blender?
    1. 1/2 the veggies, 2 cups of milk, 1/2 the spices, 1/2 the stock cube, 2 Tbsp olive oil in one batch
    2. Blend until smooth and creamy, add more milk if you need to! (Consistency should be like thick cream or yoghurt)
    3. Pour over the pasta in the oven safe dish, repeat with second batch
  10. Dice your tomato and add this to your pasta and sauce
  11. Give everything a really good mix around
  12. Sprinkle over the cup of breadcrumbs
  13. Bake for 20mins, after that switch grill on for a further 5mins to crisp up your breadcrumbs!
  14. Once baked and toasty, remove and serve! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!