Deceptively Delicious Mac & Cheese (With My Twist)

READY IN: 12mins
Recipe by DreamoBway

This is a recipe I adapted from Jessica Seinfeld's cookbook about sneaking healthy food into recipes. It uses pureed chickpeas to thicken the cheese sauce as opposed to butter and flour. It comes together in a flash and is adaptable to many different diets. I serve it over gluten free pasta.

Top Review by CaliforniaJan

This is a good way to have a healthier version of mac and cheese. I used whole wheat pasta and though it tasted good, visually it was kind of monochromatic. Next time I might add some grated carrots and a few peas for color. Also, I like a baked version and I might try baking this. Thanks for posting, made for ZWT #7.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Puree milk and beans together in a blender or food processor.
  2. Add to a greased pot.
  3. Cook 1-2 minutes over medium heat until mixture is creamy.
  4. Add cheese and cook until melted and sauce has slightly thickened.
  5. Add spices.
  6. Stir until combined.
  7. Serve over your favorite pasta.

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