Pasta, broccoli and cauliflower with potato and carrot cheese – vegan

I made this because I couldn’t decide between Mac and cheese or cauliflower cheese. So I did both! And added broccoli in for good measure so I got some greens.

The potato and carrot vegan cheese is a great invention (unfortunately not my own idea) and can be tweaked and adapted according to the ingredients and seasonings you have to hand or those you prefer. If you like a bit of spice and heat, add some cayenne or chilli powder, for example. It’s so quick and simple too. 

Pasta, broccoli and cauliflower with potato and carrot cheese

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes  


2 medium potatoes

2 carrots

½ cup water

2 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil

½ cup nutritional yeast

1-1½ teaspoons salt (according to taste)

1 tablespoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon vegetable bouillon powder

pinch onion powder

pinch garlic powder

½ head of cauliflower

½ head of broccoli

200g egg-free pasta

Black pepper to taste

UPDATE 22nd July 2015: through further experimentation I’ve found the “cheese” really benefits from a large pinch each of mustard powder and paprika


  1. Chop and boil the potatoes and carrots. When soft, after approximately 5-7 minutes, drain and put into a blender.
  2. Add the water, olive oil, nutritional yeast, salt, lemon juice, vegetable bouillon powder, and a pinch each of garlic powder and onion powder (mustard powder and paprika if using). Blend until smooth.     
  3. Chop the cauliflower and the broccoli into florets and boil until tender. 
  4. Boil the pasta in a separate saucepan until cooked. 
  5. Drain the pasta, cauliflower and broccoli.  Chop the vegetables roughly. 
  6. Put the pasta into a dish, then stir  the sauce and the chopped vegetables through. Add fresh ground black pepper to taste.   

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