Just when you thought mac & cheese couldn’t get any better. This curry mac & cheese will blow your mind and taste buds while still being 100% allergy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, and vegan. You’ll have no idea that this comfort food is healthy enough to go back for seconds!
I have just made you life (well at least my life) 1000000x better and more delicious! That is no exaggeration! I usually would never post a recipe I made just a few days ago so quickly to the blog (since I have so many old ones that are ahead in the line-up), but this could not wait. Last Saturday, mac and cheese had to happen. It could not wait. What also had to happen was some curry spice action. And boy, did it happen!
I don’t even know what to say except I LOVE mac and cheese again. This may be better than potatoes. I don’t know what’s come over me, but the pasta love has been REAL this summer. I don’t mind it one bit either! Now, I’ve made mac and cheese before, this one on the blog, and another recipe that I haven’t posted yet. But this mac and cheese is beyond just good. I really wish I could invite you all over for a mac and cheese party, because not only is this the best (I know, you’re getting sick of me already), but it’s so easy too! It takes less than 15 minutes tops!
There’s one condition though. That is, ketchup. (Now I just made you even more annoyed with me, eh? Too much ketchup talk this summer too?) But hear me out. I’ve been putting ketchup on mac and cheese since I was a little girl. I will continue to do so until it becomes illegal (which I may just have to commit a crime then). But I’m being real here. Ketchup squeezed on top of perfect mac and cheese is one of the most comforting, delicious, soothing meals you could ever eat. Each fork full is, each bite, produces the most zen and belly-happy spark. I also really dig leftover mac and cheese, reheated in the microwave, (and topped with ketchup!). Childhood pleasures don’t change 😉 I can remember being overly excited to get home from school, knowing that the night before we made a box of mac and cheese, and now I could reheat the leftovers as my after-school snack and devour!
However, this mac and cheese is so much better than boxed (or baked…that kind with the breadcrumbs and baked as a casserole in the oven has never looked appealing to me…ever)! That may have to do with the curry spices! It just added to not only the color, but the savory deliciousness. Indian curry spices are such a great complement to a “cheesy” dish. (And add some tomato ketchup and you’re winning at life!) I guess this dish is pure comfort to me. Indian is my favorite cuisine, ketchup, nooch, and my favorite grain-free pasta from Banza in shell form (best mac and cheese noodle shape!). Each noodle held the sauce and was such a hearty bite! No mushy slimy “gluten-fail” pasta here!
Curry Mac & Cheese
- Cook pasta according to directions, drain, rinse, and add back to pot.
- Add in the remaining ingredients and stir everything together until the pasta is covered in the creamy sauce.
- Serve and possibly top with ketchup! 😉
Did I surprise you there with the “hidden veggie”? Totally plant-based mac and cheese that’s 100% allergy-free! And you would never know it was this healthy and safe! It’s really drool-worthy. I was eating my last leftovers the day after I made this while I was editing these photos and wow. It was nice but left me wanting more and more and more! (Food blogger tip: Eat the dish you’re editing photos of. It’s good and bad!)
So tell me:
+ Have you put ketchup on your mac and cheese?
+ Do you love leftovers like me? I do…so much! I usually think the leftovers are better than the original. Sadly I rarely have leftovers though unless I make a big recipe for the blog.
+ What is your ultimate comfort food combo? Well we all know the Japanese (or Stokes) sweet potato, microwaved and topped with coconut butter and cinnamon is my ultimate! But this mac and cheese does the comfort thing pretty well too 😉
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