Cover the cashews in very hot water and let them sit for 10 minutes to soften.
Put the soaked cashews, vegetable broth, nutritional yeast, turmeric, lemon juice, paprika, garlic powder, and salt into your blender. Blend until the sauce is very smooth and creamy.
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, then add in the pasta and broccoli. Cook for about 10 minutes or according to package directions, then drain the pasta/broccoli and return them to the pot.
Pour the blender sauce onto the hot pasta. Stir it all together in the pot and serve immediately, topped with plant-based parmesan cheese if you like.
Enjoy your bowl of plant-based mac & cheese, so easy and filled with love!