(Source: The Colorful Kitchen)

Vegan Sweet Potato And Kale Mac & Cheese

by | December 3, 2019

If you love curling up with a warm, hearty bowl of mac & cheese, we’ve got the meal for you! This recipe from health coach and recipe creator Ilene of The Colorful Kitchen brings a healthier take on the classic comfort food. 

Combining the creaminess of classic mac & cheese with two sneaky servings of veggies, this is the perfect weeknight meal for kids and adults alike.  

vegan mac and cheese
(Source: The Colorful Kitchen)

Vegan Sweet Potato And Kale Mac & Cheese


  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 package of pasta of your choice
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk of your choice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups kale, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Poke holes in sweet potato and wrap in foil. Bake until tender (45- 60 mins).
  2. While the potato bakes, prepare pasta according to instructions on container.
  3. Remove the sweet potato from oven and peel away skin when it’s cool enough to handle.
  4. Place the sweet potato in a blender with all ingredients (except the kale) and blend until smooth.
  5. In a large pot, heat the shredded kale with a tablespoon of water until wilted. Stir in sauce and pasta and heat until warm.
  6. Enjoy!

For this and other delicious, nourishing recipes, visit Ilene’s blog, The Colorful Kitchen and her beautiful feed on Instagram.


2 Responses to “Vegan Sweet Potato And Kale Mac & Cheese”

  1. LGV
    December 4th, 2019 @ 8:22 pm

    This looks…AMAZING! can not wait to make this

  2. Joshua Howard
    December 14th, 2019 @ 11:09 am

    Hi! thank you for the recipe! Is this pasta good to make the night before and save for the week? Will it hold pretty well? Looks amazing!

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