Air Fryer Chicken & Sausage

One-Pan Dairy-Free Mac & Cheese

Recipe & photography created by Lauren Less of @lesswithlaur

Dairy-free and packed full with flavor and mac and cheese creamyness!




Serves 2-3

  • 1 box gluten-free pasta, cooked according to instructions on box
  • 1 package Bilinski’s Mild Italian sausage, sliced into thick pieces
    • Ingredients For The Sauce:

    • 1 ½ cups cashews, soaked for 2-3 hours, drained and used whole
    • 1 carrot whole or chopped, boiled
    • 2 cloves garlic whole or chopped
    • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tsp nutritional yeast
    • ½ tsp onion powder
    • ½ tsp chili powder (optional for extra kick)
    • Dash of salt
    • ½ cup almond milk
    • Juice from ¼ lemon


    1. Preheat oven to 375° F and cook pasta.

    2. Drain the cashews after soaking them and leave them whole to be put into the processor.

    3. Bring water to a boil and place a whole or chopped carrot in the boiling water. Boil until soft, 3-4 minutes. Remove from water and place in blender or processor.

    4. Combine and blend all sauce ingredients in a blender or food processor until creamy.

    5. Place cooked pasta in an oven-safe skillet or pan and pour sauce over pasta. Stir until combined.

    6. Add sausage on the top.

    7. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Option to broil at the end for 1 minute, or until sausage is browned.

    8. Serve and enjoy!

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