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Gluten & Dairy-Free Mac and Cheese

  • 10 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 15 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 8


  • 366


  • 14g


  • 49g


  • 17g



  • 1 lb Carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 Medium White Onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Ground Pepper
  • 2½ Cups Vegetable Stock
  • 1 Can Lite Coconut Milk
  • 2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 lb Bean-Based Pasta, or Gluten-Free Noodles
  • 2 Cups Dairy-Free Cheddar Cheese


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Cook Carrots & Onions Add carrots, onion, salt, pepper, and 2 cups vegetable stock to a large pot and cover. Simmer for 10 minutes or until carrots are soft.

  • 3.

    Blend Ingredients Remove pot from stove-top, and add ½ cup vegetable stock, coconut milk, paprika, and garlic powder. Using an immersion blender, blend contents until completely smooth. If using a blender, carefully transfer mixture to a blender and blend on high until smooth. Transfer back to stove, add cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir until melted and gooey.

  • 4.

    Cook Pasta Cook pasta noodles according to package instructions. Once cooked, add noodles to the large pot of sauce.

  • 5.

    Stir & Enjoy Stir contents together and enjoy!

  • 6.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe Created by Meijer Registered Dietitians

Nourishment Notes


Carrots are rich in carotenoids, lutein, and lycopene- nutrients that help promote skin, eye, and hair health. Carrots may also lower inflammation and reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.


Onions help feed our gut bacteria, promoting a healthy digestive system. Onions are also high in antioxidants to protect healthy cells from damage, and they may help reduce the risk of heart disease.


Garlic is a member of the onion family and is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to help reduce the risk of various diseases, such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia.

Bean-Based Pasta

Bean-based pasta provides adequate amounts of fiber and protein. Fiber is important in maintaining gut-health and regularity, and protein helps grow new and healthy cells.

PD Cooking Tips

  • Carrots

    Use pre-shredded carrots.

  • Onion

    Look for pre-diced onion in the deli-section of your local grocery.

  • Noodles

    Cook noodles in advance to minimize kitchen time and limit fatigue.

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