Mac & Cheese


Mac & Cheese

(From: Eating for Autism)

Makes approximately 1 1/2 cups

Here is a diary-free, creamy sauce to substitute for traditional cheese sauce. The navy beans add body; the turmeric adds yellow color; the oil adds a creamy mouth-feel, and the nutritional yeast adds a complexity to the flavor.

1 cup rice milk
2 tablespoons potato starch
1 teaspoon garlic salt
½ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric
¼ cup canola oil
¼ cup canned navy beans (drained)
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional)

Combine all ingredients expect for the beans and the yeast in a microwave-safe bowl. Mix well. Microwave on high approximately 1 ½ to 2 minutes until thick. Stir once during microwaving. Pour the sauce into a blender. Add the beans and yeast (if desired). Process on high until the mixture is smooth. Serve hot over gluten-free pasta.