Vegan Mac & Cheese

When I got home from work early today, I decided to make one of Bradley’s favorite dinners, VEGAN MAC & CHEESE. If you are wondering how on earth mac & cheese can be made vegan, read on! Almost every time I make this recipe I change it a little, and  this time it came out fabulous!!

 To start, I preheated the oven to 350*.  While the oven is preheating, the rest of the recipe can be finished. In the appropriate size pot, boil enough water for your pasta.  I used one box of elbow pasta, but feel free to switch this out for  whatever your favorite pasta may be.  Only cook the pasta for around six minutes, because it will continue to cook in the oven.

Once the pasta is cooked, strain it well and dump it back into the pot. Easy so far, right??  To the pasta, I added four ounces each of Daiya cheddar and mozzarella, four ounces (or half a tub) of Tofutti plain cream cheese, six ounces (or half a tub) Tofutti sour cream, quarter cup (or so) of plain soy milk, a couple generous sprinkles of nutritional yeast, salt and pepper. If you have a favorite brand of vegan cheese or sour cream, feel free to substitute.  These  just  happen to be our favorites.

Stir to mix all of the ingredients until the NOT sour cream and cream cheese are melted nicely. At this point, you may need to add some more soy milk. It should look nice and moist. If it is dry now…it will definitely be dry later!

Once combined, the mixture gets poured into a casserole dish and covered with aluminum foil.  At this point, there are two ways you can go.  Cook covered for thirty minutes if you like creamy mac & cheese.  If you like it browned (crunchy as Bradley says), then cook it twenty minutes covered and an additional ten minutes uncovered.

It took me quite a few years to perfect a dairy-free, vegan mac & cheese….but I think this batch was it!! Hope you try it and enjoy it as much as we did!!

Advertisements

About Melissa's Menu

Self-taught home cook. I love being in the kitchen, it brings me happiness and joy. In the kitchen, I can relax and let my creativity flow. View all posts by Melissa's Menu

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Mrs. Twinkle

My Wonderful Little World

Serena Glow - health, vitality and food

Health, eating for abs, fitness, natural beauty secrets

Kelly's Nutrition Corner

Nutritious food with a delicious taste!

Fly 'n Cook

Cooking can be as much fun as Flying!

The Sister Slice

We can't do it all but we do a lot… here's just a slice

A year of reading the world

196 countries, countless stories...

Life is Short. Eat hard!

Our Endless Search for Fantastic Food!

alexsfood

Occasional food reviews and blogs

theflexifoodie.wordpress.com/

Delicious plant-based, whole food recipes & my healthy living tips!

D eats at...

where there's food, there's me!

The Opinionated Foodie: The Love (or Not) of Food and Everything That Goes with It

The Love (or Not) of Food and Everything That Goes with It

leanstreak.wordpress.com/

Guilt-free Feasting.

I'd Eat It

For Bold, Budgeted Feeding Machines

whenharrymetcelery.wordpress.com/

A gourmet vegetarian blog

Promenade Plantings

from seed to plate

BunnyandPorkBelly

life is always sweeter and yummier through a lens. bunnyandporkbelly [at] gmail [dot] com

%d bloggers like this: