Cheese pasta is our house is always a quick easy dinner for the kids when Chris and I feel like something different to the kids, or I'm going out somewhere in the evening and need something quick. My kids love it and they always scoff the lot! I used to make the sauce and then mix in some white soup I make but lately I just make it all at the one time because it's so much easier.
If you've got a Thermomix it's really easy and will only take a few minutes. If you don't, I'd puree the veggies first and then follow your usual method for making a white sauce using the ingredients below and then you could just mix in the pureed vegetables at the end. You can use this sauce as a base and sauté some other yummy ingredients as well to jazz it up a bit and stir through at the end - use your imagination here, there are so many options.
Here are some simple ideas:
Gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, soy free
100g peeled zucchini
30g coconut oil
50g arrowroot starch
1½ tbsps nutritional yeast
½ tsp salt
500g dairy free milk
Now the best thing about this sauce is you can freeze left overs for another night. I freeze in ice cube trays so I can just take out what I need. I let it defrost in the fridge overnight and then just stir it through the hot pasta.
Recipe From happytummies.com.au - Copyright 2015 Happy Tummies
You could also use this cheese sauce for other dishes like lasagna, drizzle a bit on pizzas, on jacket potatoes..... anywhere that you would use a cheese sauce.
Enjoy! Lisa x