Dairy-Free Mac and “Cheese”

This delicious, creamy sauce is a great dairy-free alternative to the classic recipe for Macaroni and Cheese. Adults will love this recipe, just as much as children will! Serve over your choice of gluten-free, grain-free, or spiralized vegetable noodles!

Serves: 4

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Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. In a medium size stainless steel skillet, heat the ghee over medium heat.
  2. Scoop the cream off of the top of a can of full fat coconut milk, add the chicken stock, and whisk together with the ghee.
  3. Season with salt and pepper, nutritional yeast, and turmeric, and whisk until all of the ingredients are combined.
  4. Allow the sauce to bubble over medium heat, stirring frequently so that the sauce does not burn.
  5. While the sauce is cooking, prepare your choice of noodles to boil.
  6. Reduce the sauce, while stirring frequently for about 10 minutes, or until it is thickened.
  7. Pour the thickened sauce into your blender, and blend on high for 30 seconds.
  8. Pour the sauce over your cooked noodles, and enjoy.


This sauce needs constant attention while it is reducing. If you are using spiralized vegetable noodles, be sure to prepare them before the sauce starts cooking, so that you can focus all of your attention on the sauce. You will know when the sauce is thickened enough, because as you stir it with your spatula, it will separate from the spatula dragging through it, before coming back together.

Our recipes are created using Paleo, Primal and Gluten-free guidelines. Learn more about our diet and lifestyle at www.primalpalate.com.

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Recipe Info

  • Difficulty
  • prep:5 minutes
  • cook:20 minutes
  • Show nutritional information
    This is our estimate based on online research.
    Fat:22 g
    Carbohydrates:61 g
    Protein:6 g
    Calculated per serving.

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  1. journeywoman
    June 5, 2016

    This is a lifesaver when you have kids. Especially ones who love mac and cheese. Love it!

  2. KathyHB
    October 22, 2017

    I was having a major comfort food craving. Made this sauce and put it over some cauliflower and it did the trick. Yum. Good and simple.

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