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Mac and Cheese and Peas (Live Cook-Along – 12 July 2022)

A healthy tasty Mac and Cheese. Shared by Rachel Detroit for the Live Cook-Along on 12 July 2022.

Ingredients List

Serves 4
  • 3 potatoes medium Yukon Gold Potatoes (or any kind)
  • 1-2 carrot large diced
  • 1 onion medium diced
  • 1/4 cup red pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup water (boiled potato water)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 454 g pasta preferred kind (pre-cooked for the live session)


Prepare in advance of Cook-Along (12 July 2022):

Cheese sauce (Same batch for Mac & Cheese and Burger)
●    3 medium peeled, Yukon Gold Potatoes
●    1-2 large, peeled carrots
●    1 medium onion

*Save 1 cup of the boiled potato water. *

[Boiling instructions: add all contents into the same pot. Bring to a boil. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes until everything is very soft.]

Cook 16 oz. pasta ahead of the session according to the package.

**Chop everything prior to the class. **

16oz preferred pasta. I use Banza chickpea pasta. (pre-cooked for the live session)
1-2 cups of frozen peas!


1. Peel & cube the potatoes. Boil the potatoes, carrot & onions until you can pierce the potato with a fork. **DO THIS IN ADVANCE!!**
2. Drain and save 1 cup of boiled potato water for the blending of the sauce. You will start with ½ cup and add tbsp by tbsp as needed.
3. Add all the ingredients and water into the blender. Blend until a creamy cheese is made.

Cooking the pasta
1. In a large pot, heat up the peas for a couple minutes with half the blender of cheese sauce. the cheese sauce.
2. Add the pre-cooked pasta and combine.
3. Enjoy!