Recipe Directions

  • 1. Throw all ingredients in a high-speed blender.
  • 2. Blend. This recipe can be a bit of a @#$#$% when blending, so if you're having trouble getting the mixture to mix properly, turn your high-speed blender off and insert a spatula down one side to let a pocket of air down near the blades. Then remove the spatula, put the lid back on and continue blending--going from slow all the way up to fast again. You can also add a bit more water (mentioned above) but I try not to add any more water than three additional tablespoons because I like to keep the texture nice and thick.
  • 3. Serve with noodles . For noodles, you all know that I am obsessed with kelp noodles, so that's what I use for my raw macaroni and cheese extravaganzas. But if you're cheap and/or disorganized and don't have raw kelp noodles, you can make zucchini noodles using a carrot peeler or a spiralizer.
  • 4. Garnish with lots of pepper! Normally, I don't really like pepper, but this recipe just totally gets better when you sprinkle a lot of pepper on it. Don't ask me why. It just does. Oh! And you could also even serve with raw ketchup :)
  • Enjoy this raw macaroni and cheese recipe! I don't have children, but something tells me they would just love this raw recipe as a treat on a cold, wintry day.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Raw macaroni and cheese... This recipe was born out of me saying to myself, "I need some raw macaroni and cheese right now or I am going to scream!" So I busted out my Vitamix and a sac of cashews and got to work creating this simple but ooeeey, gooey cheesey recipe.

Beware: this raw macaroni and cheese sauce is very potent! Start with a tiny bit of sauce and mix it into your noodles and then add more as your tastebuds dictate. If you add too much this raw mac and cheese recipe can be overpowering and way too saucy. So start slow with the sauce!

OK, and due to my noodles it's not really a raw macaroni and cheese recipe, it's more like spaghetti and cheese, but the taste is what's important, right??!

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 86 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Carbohydrates.
  • This recipe is low in Calories.
  • This recipe provides you with 100% of your daily Riboflavin, and Vitamin B6.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, and Iron.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Vitamin K.

Amounts per 67 g (2 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 308 13 %
Protein 11 g 21 %
Fat 24 g 30 %
Carbohydrates 18 g 5 %
Dietary Fiber 2.6 g 8 %
Sugars 3 g
Calcium 21 mg 2 %
Iron 4 mg 29 %
Sodium 473 mg 21 %
Source: The Rawtarian, USDA

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This is fantastic! The sauce also doubles as a yummy cheese sauce for broccoli!!

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Definitely yum over broccoli Bo!

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Hi!! So i've been craving mac n cheese and i'm trying to get back in shape so gave up noodles and I LOVE Kelp Noodles. I made the recipe according to directions but for some reason it doesn't at all taste cheesy, it does have a yeast flavor (I believe that is what i'm tasting that isn't to my liking) I tried adding some garlic to it as some others have and still had a yeasty taste... is there something i did wrong? I used Red Star Nutritional Yeast, freshly opened.

Thanks for any suggestion or help!!!

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I just made this dish with zucchini "noodles" and it is goooood. I added a tiny bit of garlic to the mix to offset the sweetness of the cashews and make it a little more comfort-foodish. I must to admit I am a bit of a cheater who only flirts with raw foods and I did slightly heat the meal in a saucepan.

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haha we forgive you

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I have heard that nutritional yeast isn't good for you because it has natural MSG in it. Do you know anything about this?

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Hi Sally, I haven't heard of this MSG thing before

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I am fairly new to raw so I can't tell you how much I appreciate your recipes! I recently made your mac & cheese but added red bell pepper and a pinch of cayenne. Heavenly!!

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Yum! Did you chop up the red pepper afterwards or blend it in?

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Made this for dinner tonight. Yummy! I really like your recipes! Tried the kelp noodles as well for the first time today, different texture, but after a while I didn't even notice. The sauce in this recipe reminds me of my mom's homemade mac n cheese with white cheddar, just milder. :)

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The texture will become more normal if you let the sauce sink into them

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YUM! Thanks for this one! It was great, especially with the ketchup! My sauce was still a little lumpy because of my blender. Might be time to upgrade... :)

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Re: upgrade - you will be so glad you did.

Glad you like the recipes :)

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OKAY!!!!!!! !!!! AND MORE!!!!! I tried this for the first time last night. I added the pepper like you said (delicious btw) also added fresh green onion. After taking one bite I exclaimed: OH MY GOD A RECIPE THAT ACTUALLY TASTES LIKE THE NAME.

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Lol so glad you liked it Rhonda :)

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Do kelp noodles taste most like macaroni? I would think they would taste more "kelpy" as in seaweedy? I'm trying to please kids here. They have no patience for acquired tastes. Any good ideas?

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Good question! No, kelp noodles do NOT taste seaweedy or fishy at all. They are VERY bland - they have almost no flavor.

Of course, some other types of seawood, like dulse, do taste very"fishy"

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I made this tonight, and it was out of this world!!!! So creamy, its almost like a nacho cheese. I am totally impressed, and it came right when I was craving something SAD. No worries, I am back on my raw track thanks to you!

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:)))))

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This recipe is absoultely amazing and I'm in heaven. I soaked my cashews for an hour or so before and it blended up very easily in my non-vitamix, and I just did some peeler zucchini noodles. Super easy for a newbie. My belly is nicely full and I'm so happy! Thanks!

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You are more than welcome, my friend!

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I am new to raw foods. Love your website.
I just tried this recipe - first time with kelp noodles- much scepticism. I loved them with the sauce. I also sliced in lots of dinosaur kale and sundried tomatoes.... Awemazing!!!!

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Sounds rawmazing Kim!

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Mine tastes like macaroni and cashews. I'm trying to figure out what I did wrong. How cheesey is nutritional yeast supposed to taste because mine doesn't really taste very cheesy.....hmmmm

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I wouldn't say that it tastes TOTALLY like cheese, but there is definitely a hint. It is kind of more like a white cheddar or swiss flavor than cheddar flavor.

Next time try adding more nutritional yeast to taste.

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