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SirK dairy free chipotle mac cheese article

Dairy Free Chipotle Mac & Cheese

Makes: 4-6 servings     Prep time: 30 minutes     Cook time: 20 minutes     Total time: 50 minutes

Recipe note: Vegetarian Friendly, Dairy Free. Make this recipe Gluten Free by using rice pasta instead of regular and rice flour instead of all purpose flour.


  • 1 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 16 ounces uncooked pasta
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4-6 chipotles in adobo (4 for mild, 6 for spicy)
  • 1/4 cup Sir Kensington’s Chipotle Mayo (Link opens in new window.)
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup dairy free butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch or tapioca starch
  • Chopped chives
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Add the raw cashews to a bowl and cover with boiling water. Let soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package instructions.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, drain and rinse the cashews and add to a blender.
  4. Add in the water and blend until completely smooth, about 1 full minute.
  5. Add in all remaining ingredients except chives, and blend again until smooth.
  6. Transfer to a pot and heat over medium/low heat, whisking occasionally.
  7. Let simmer for about 5-10 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken.
  8. When the pasta is done cooking, drain off the water and add the pasta to the pot with the cheese sauce.
  9. Stir to combine.
  10. Top with chopped chives, salt and pepper.

Optional: Transfer to an oven safe dish, sprinkle breadcrumbs on top and bake, uncovered for 15 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or until the top is golden brown.


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