You're not going to believe it's not cheese! I was really craving pasta a couple of days ago (let's be honest, when don't I crave pasta?), so instead of making myself a bowl of spaghetti and tomato sauce like I always do, I decided to play around and combine a couple of different recipes for cheese-less mac and cheese I've seen floating around on the Internet.
1. I set my pasta to boil before I got to making the sauce. Then I set a separate small pot of water to boil.
2. I peeled and chopped up the potatoes and the carrot to one-inch (kind of) sized pieces. Once the water was boiling, I added the potatoes first and let them boil for about three minutes before adding the carrots.
3. I let the potatoes and the carrots boil together for about three more minutes before adding the white onion. After about seven more minutes, I poked them with a fork to make sure they were soft before removing them from the water. Save the water!
4. I put the cashews, vegetables, nutritional yeast, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and about 1 1/2 cups of the water I used to boil the vegetables in the blender and blended until completely smooth.
5. Combine with the pasta.