ZENB Vegan Tahini Mac & Cheese


PREP TIME 5 minutes

COOK TIME 14 minutes

TOTAL TIME 19 minutes

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size: 340g
Servings: 4

Calories: 500

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat18g23%
Saturated Fat2.5g13%
Dietary Fiber14g50%
Total Sugar4g
Vitamin A 60%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 120mg 10%
Iron 6mg 35%
Potassium 919mg 20%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.


ZENB Elbows Pasta

Looking for a gluten-free and vegan way to make Mac & Cheese? This ZENB Elbows Pasta recipe uses tahini to deliver a delicious twist on this classic dish. This mac and cheese is high in fiber, vitamin A, and iron, while providing a good source of protein. Enjoy!


  • 1 box (12 ounces) ZENB Elbows Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas, uncooked
  • 2 medium carrots, unpeeled, scrubbed, tops removed
  • 1/2 cup tahini paste
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, plus additional for serving



Cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water; drain. Return pasta to pot.


Chop carrots into ½-inch pieces. Place in microwave-safe bowl with ¼ cup water; cover. Microwave 3-4 minutes or until tender. Cool.


Add pasta water, carrots and remaining ingredients to blender jar. Blend 30-45 seconds on high speed until smooth. Transfer carrot mixture to pot. Mix 2-3 minutes on medium-low heat until heated through. Serve immediately garnished with black pepper.

Tasty Tips

Sprinkle with toasted sunflower seeds before serving for extra crunch.

For 2 servings, this recipe can easily be cut in half.

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