Sunday, November 6, 2016

Vegan Mofo Day #6: Macaroni With Chickpea Sauce

Macaroni and cheese is the ultimate comfort dish.
Vegan Mofo Day 6 is an easy challenge.
What will always be considered a delightful blessing in disguise for a hungry person who wants nothing more than to stay in between warm blankets on a cozy Sunday afternoon and browse their Netflix directory? Some specialty kind of macaroni and cheese that's the answer!
I'm that vegan on a mission to make a thousand different kinds of this classic comfort food dish sans harmful cow and goat milk, butter, cheese, cream, and so forth. No. No. All vegan all awesome.
Today's healthier version utilizes chickpeas and a little of famous aquafaba (chickpea and/or legume water) to create a lovely light sauce to pour over elbow macaroni (or any other favored pasta shape). Without garlic or onion to mask away pure integrity of chickpeas, my unique tasting macaroni has a special flavor different than traditional vegan recipes featuring Daiya, Follow Your Heart, and Kite Hill Cheeses, oils, Earth Balance butter, etc. Added nooch, however, does provide the necessary "cheesy" affect.
So next time, one finds themselves alone, starving, and taking a pause from searching Netflix, I recommend preparing a zesty macaroni and cheese to provide further relaxation.

Macaroni With Chickpea Sauce Ingredients and Preparation

1 1/2 cup elbow macaroni
1 cup canned chickpeas with a bit of chickpea water
1/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper

Cook macaroni according to package directions.
Combine chickpeas, almond milk, nooch, salt, and pepper together in a blender or food processor.
Stir sauce with finished macaroni.

Top with extra nooch.
Dig in.


  1. I'm happy to see so much love for mac n cheese today! This looks like a good simple recipe, I'm intrigued by the addition of chickpeas.

    1. Same here! I'm loving the sight of various versions of mac and cheese too. The chickpeas add a certain kind of character. :)

  2. I always love a new version of vegan mac and cheese! I've seen lots of cheese/cream sauces made with blended white beans, so why not garbanzos! This is a very creative idea that I will be trying! Netflix and vegan mac and cheeses is my kind of day!

    1. Thank you. I certainly feel the same way about beans. I'll try the white bean mac next.

  3. This looks heavenly - mac and cheese may be one of the most comforting foods known to vegankind! I especially love that it's a really simple recipe with simple ingredients - no excuse not to make it now!

    1. Thank you Joey and I wholeheartedly agree-- mac and cheese is a vegan's ultimate comfort that's for sure lol! I like making such a wonderful, necessary dish of food a simple task. makes it well worth the eating. :D