Creamy Turmeric Mac and Cheese

Creamy Turmeric Mac and Cheese

Creamy Turmeric Mac and Cheese

Sometimes it’s hard for me to stay inspired! I rarely get to re-make my old recipes because I am always needing to come up with something new. I go through phases where I will have ten recipe ideas written down in my iPhone notes (literally everything is written down in my iPhone notes) and then there will be times where I am like, can I post a bowl of cereal? 

So in times of need I either go out to dinner to get some ideas, or search my favorite food blogs and make their recipes. Pinch of Yum is always my go-to for recipe inspiration (and photography inspiration and just like life inspiration). I weirdly happened to have soaked cashews in my fridge, and had been eyeing Lindsay’s Creamy Kale Pasta for like a year (I need to soak cashews more often…). 

I ended up making two dishes! One was her cashew cream sauce as is which was delicious! And with my other cup of cashews I decided to make a variation with turmeric to get that “mac and cheese” flavor with the added turmeric benefits. Both came out so good! Perfect texture for a way healthier creamy pasta option. 

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Creamy Turmeric Mac and Cheese

Creamy Turmeric Mac and Cheese
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 1 box of pasta
  2. 1 package of organic chicken sausage
  3. 1 cup of cashews, soaked in water for at least 4 hours
  4. 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  5. 1 garlic clove
  6. 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  7. 1/4 cup of olive oil
  8. 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder
  9. sea salt and a generous few dashes of black pepper to taste
  10. 1 cup of pasta water
Instructions
  1. cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. in a pan, drizzle a small amount of olive oil and cook the chicken sausage until crispy
  3. add the cashews to boiling water. remove from heat and let them soak for 15 minutes.
  4. drain and add to a food processor with everything except for the pasta water and process until smooth.
  5. slowly add in the pasta water until the sauce is very creamy (you might not use all of it!).
  6. add to the cooked pasta
Adapted from Pinch of Yum
Adapted from Pinch of Yum
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