Cashew Mac & Cheese With Collagen Protein

Ode to mac & cheese. A beloved superfood, pantry staple to young and old, and possibly mankind’s greatest achievement. Try this dairy free spin on the old classic all the wonderful cheesey goodness without the cheese!


Pasta Ingredients 

  • 3 Cups Water
  • 2 Cups Brown Rice Penne
  • 1 Cup Spinach
  • 1/2 Onion, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Sauce Ingredients

  •  1/3 Cups Cashews
  • 1/2 Cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Scoop Unflavored Collagen Protein
  • 1/4 Cups Coconut Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon Turmeric Powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add in penne and boil until cooked.
  2. On the side, heat olive oil in a pan or cast iron skillet and add chopped onion.
  3. Soak the cashews in hot water for 15-20 minutes or until soft. Add cashews and remaining ingredients into blender and mix until smooth and creamy.
  4. Drain noodles and combine in a pan with spinach, salt and pepper, and cashew cheese sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes on medium.
  5. Add additional hot water for creamy consistency.
  6. Serve in a pasta bowl and enjoy!
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