Vegan Cheesy & Iron-Enriched Pasta – Lucky Iron Fish

Vegan Cheesy & Iron-Enriched Pasta

🚨ANOTHER KID-FRIENDLY RECIPE🚨

It doesn't get cheddar than this! This cheesy, vegan, iron-enriched dish is amazing, especially if your little ones will only eat pasta! ⁠⠀
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INGREDIENTS:⁠⠀
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➡️ Roux:⁠⠀
2 tablespoons vegan butter or margarine⁠⠀
1 medium yellow onion, diced⁠⠀
2 tbsp. flour⁠⠀
salt + pepper, to taste⁠⠀
2 tsp garlic powder⁠⠀
1 tsp paprika⁠⠀
1 tsp mustard powder⁠⠀
2 cups unsweetened nut milk (we used almond)⁠⠀
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➡️ Pasta & Sauce:⁠⠀
1 cup nutritional yeast⁠⠀
4 cups pasta⁠⠀
4 cups water⁠⠀
1 Lucky Iron Fish⁠⠀
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DIRECTIONS:⁠⠀
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Bring the 4 cups of water to a boil. Add salt, 2-3 drops of lemon juice, and the Lucky Iron Fish. Continue boiling for 10 minutes. ⁠⠀
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Then remove the Lucky Iron Fish and add in the pasta. Cook for 1 min. less than what the package instructs. When you drain the pasta, save the water! We will be using it.⁠⠀
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In the meantime, melt the vegan butter/ margarine on medium heat in another pot. Add chopped onions and cook for a few minutes. ⁠⠀
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Sprinkle in the flour and add the remaining roux ingredients. Stir until combined. Then add the nut milk and continue stirring so no lumps are formed.⁠⠀
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Once a paste-like consistency is achieved, add the nutritional yeast. Stir until fully combined. ⁠⠀
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Add the drained pasta along with 1 cup of the pasta water we saved. Let the pasta cook for another minute. The vegan cheesy sauce should cling to the pasta. ⁠⠀
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If the sauce needs to be thinned down or if the pasta is still too chewy, add some more of the pasta water and cook for a bit longer. ⁠⠀
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Dinner is served! No one will even know how much iron, protein, fiber, and other goodness is packed into this DELICIOUS meal! 🙌🏼⁠⠀
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