Who doesn't love a great bowl of mac and cheese? But vegan chipotle mac and cheese are in a league all it's own.
Although I make various vegan mac and cheese recipes, vegan chipotle mac and cheese are for adults with a child-like love for mac and cheese.
- Cashew Miso Mac and Cheese Topped with Coconut Bacon
- Skinny Buffalo Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
- Kathy’s Yummy Vegan Chili Mac…Kid Tested; Mother Approved
- Skinny Creamy Butternut Penne with Broccoli
- Healthy Mac and Cheese
It's all about the cheesiness and the spices, as well as the added veggies to make it healthy.
VEGAN CHIPOTLE MAC AND CHEESE IS EASY TO MAKE
Vegan mac and cheese, although intimidating to some people, is simple to make.
The sauce, for example, all blends in one blender cup. Then all it takes is boiling noodles and adding your favorite veggies.
Even though I usually make vegan mac and cheese sauce from cashews, potatoes, carrots, or butternut squash, this one is made with raw almonds.
Recently, I tasted Bitchin Sauce at my local Costco. WOW! is all I have to say, but unfortunately, it's loaded with oil. Of course, that's code for me to try to duplicate it.
You could use Bitchin sauce instead of making your own in a pinch, but I think the Bitchin sauce is a bit too thick and more like a dip than a sauce. So, if you plan to use a bitchin sauce shortcut, you may want to add water or almond milk to make it thin enough for vegan mac and cheese.
VEGGIES IN THE VEGAN CHIPOTLE MAC AND CHEESE
Since I consider chipotle mac and cheese more of an adult mac and cheese, I included veggies adults like, such as broccoli, mushrooms, and onions. Despite my choices, feel free to go veggie crazy and add any veggies you love.
One of my favorite kitchen time-saving tips I always recommend is cooking the broccoli while cooking the noodles. Not only does this hack save you time, but it also saves another pan. Wait until the last five minutes of cooking the noodles, and throw the broccoli in and drain together.
Sauteed mushrooms and onions, though simple to prepare, are savory and delicious! Without a doubt, mushrooms clearly stand out as one of my favorite vegetables. Not only are mushrooms similar to little sponges, they literally soak up any spices.
And, the combination of garlic, onions, and mushrooms is like a marriage! To me, mushrooms are like vegan steak, bringing an elegant compone to a dish. And, since this is adult vegan chipotle mac and cheese, bring on the mushrooms.
IT'S ALL ABOUT CHIPOTLE MAC AND CHEESY SAUCE
Since I am all about trying new things, I use raw almonds instead of cashews or all carrots and potatoes for this chipotle mac and cheese recipe.
But, if you already love my Nacho “Cheese” Sauce, by all means, use that and add an adobo chili pepper.
Furthermore, if you prefer my cashew and miso cheese in Cashew, Miso Mac and Cheese Topped with Coconut Bacon, add an adobo.
Now, let's talk about almonds and making a chipotle cheese sauce for adult vegan chipotle mac and cheese.
Then, all you need to do is combine all the ingredients in the blender. As a result, you get a fabulous chipotle cheese sauce for your mac and cheese.
HEAT WARNING: ADD SLOW AND TASTE AS YOU GO
I strongly suggest adding the adobo chili pepper in pieces rather than a whole pepper as far as spice level. Furthermore, the adobo sauce is quite spicy as well, so tread lightly.
Although a fabulous pinch of heat, the cayenne packs a punch if you are sensitive to hot food. For that reason, add cayenne slowly and taste as you go!
Remember, everyone has different tastes, so just because I love it hot doesn't mean everyone shares in my spicy love. So, please remember to taste as you go!
Then, you toss it all together and spoon it into the bowls.
And, watch your family gobble it up as they have never eaten before. My husband, for instance, wanted to lick his bowl. Of course, I consider that a win.
I have experienced epic failures throughout learning to cook plant-based food, resulting in going out to dinner or a carry-out run. So, when the family loves something I make and share it with you, I smile and share.
When you are craving comfort food, try a little chipotle mac and cheese!
If you love creamy, delicious vegan pasta recipes, try these yummy recipes:
- Lemon Pasta
- Bruschetta Pasta
- Buffalo Chicken Pasta
- Cajun Pasta Salad
- Enchilada Pasta
- Pesto Pasta with Mushrooms
- Vegan Chili Mac
- Healthy Mac and Cheese
- Buffalo Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Hi! My name is Kathy, I am a retired high school English teacher & vegan enthusiast and blogger. My entire blog is fully plant-based vegan. I truly believe what we eat & how we live determines our health & the preservation of our planet! 🙂