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Shells Mac n Cheese - VEGAN! with 'invisible' Cauliflower pearls

5 ingredient VEGAN Mac n Cheese that is absolutely good for you? Yes … READ ON! This Mac n Cheese also incorporates mushrooms and cauliflower pearls for an adult pleaser.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8


  • 16 oz Shells pasta Chickpea preferred
  • 1 cup Hen of the Woods mushrooms finely chopped
  • 2 cups Cauliflower pearls
  • 2 cups Cashew milk
  • 1/2 cup Cashew cream
  • 1 tbsp plain Flour gluten-free option cornflour
  • 2 tbsps Olive oil or Vegan butter


  • Start a large pot of hot water and cook the pasta to only 3/4 of the time mentioned to keep it well-al-dente 
  • Simultaneously, start a large dutch oven and drizzle some olive oil
  • Add the mushrooms and the cauliflower pearls and sauté for a good 5 minute until lightly cooked
  • Sprinkle the flour and fry for a minute
  • Add the cashew milk and mix well and bring to a soft boil
  • As it thickens, reduce the heat and add the cashew cream and completely blend into a creamy sauce
  • Add the cooked shells, season with salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • This beauty is ready to indulge with no guilt!