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Green Dairy-Free Mac and Cheese

Delicious creamy dairy-free mac and cheese with greens you don't even taste! Make food fun again in the best healthy way possible.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy mac and cheese, kids meals with hidden veggies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 369 kcal
Author Sophia DeSantis


  • 1 cup cauliflower , chopped (about ¼ of a head)
  • 1 cup cooked potato , about 1 medium potato
  • ¼ of a medium onion
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 clove garlic , medium size
  • ¾ cup raw cashews (see note)
  • ½ cup unsweetened cashew or almond milk , I use Silk brand
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard seed powder

Serve with:

US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat oven to 450 F/ 230 C

  2. Chop cauliflower and sprinkle with a bit of broth or oil. Spread out on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes until slightly crisp.
  3. Meanwhile, cook potato and onion by boiling until soft.
  4. Once cauliflower, potato and onion are done, put them in a high speed blender with all other ingredients, except pasta, and blend until smooth.

  5. Cook your favorite pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse, then return to pot. 

  6. Pour sauce over pasta and mix over low heat until thick and gooey. Serve!

Recipe Notes

Tips to prep ahead

Baby/toddler food idea

Nutrition Facts
Green Dairy-Free Mac and Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 369 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 615mg26%
Potassium 251mg7%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 470IU9%
Vitamin C 12.2mg15%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.