vegan macaroni cheese
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Vegan Macaroni Cheese

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: cheese, easy, macaroni, pasta
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pasta (of your choice)
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter / margarine
  • 1.25 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or puree
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp vegan cream cheese
  • 4 mushrooms (OPTIONAL)
  • 1/2 brown or white onion (OPTIONAL)
  • 1 tbsp grated vegan cheese (OPTIONAL)

Instructions

  • Add the pasta to a large pan and simmer (time will depend on brand - check packaging). Pasta can cook while you prepare the sauce.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt your butter. If using mushroom and onion, add these and gently saute for a few minutes. 
  • Whisk together the flour and milk until smooth, in a bowl.
  • Add this to your saucepan and stir. Make sure the heat is medium - not boiling. You should find that after a minute the sauce starts to slowly thicken. 
  • Add your nutritional yeast, mustard, garlic and salt to the saucepan. Whisk frequently - don't let the sauce stick to the bottom!
  • After about 5 minutes, your sauce should have thickened. Feel free to adjust to preference - you can add more almond milk to thin out. 
  • Add the cream cheese to the saucepan and stir in, allowing it to melt. Ensure the sauce does not boil. 
  • It's ready! Merge your pasta with the sauce and serve. We like ours with cracked black pepper and a sprinkle of cheese on top.