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Green Mac and Cheese

Green Mac and Cheese recipe

Mac and cheese without the cheese? Introduce some edamame and nutritional yeast, and you won't notice the difference. (Recipe Courtesy: Marc Matsumoto of the Fresh Tastes Blog)


Yield: 3-4 servings


  • 9 ounces (250 grams) dry macaroni
  • 4.5 ounces (about 3/4 cup) shelled edamame with membranes removed
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (to taste)


  1. Boil the macaroni according to the package directions in salted water.
  2. Put the peeled edamame, milk, nutritional yeast and salt in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
  3. When the pasta is done, drain it and stir in the green "cheese" sauce.
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