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Vegan Mac & Cheese

My Truffle Cheese recipe from a few weeks ago makes for a great Vegan Grilled Cheese sandwich and funny enough it also makes for some amazing Vegan Mac & Cheese. I had hardened my Vegan cheese in the refrigerator so I could use it for spreading on crackers and for our Grilled Cheese Face Off, however the cheese can also be heated back up to it’s original cheese sauce state, which I did here to make the cheese base for my Mac & Cheese recipe below.

I use mustard in my Mac & Cheese which is something I picked up in College. I was introduced to topping off my Kraft Mac N Cheese with yellow mustard and it changed the way I would eat Mac & Cheese forever. The mustard gave it a bit a of a kick that quickly became a standard mix-in for this dish. Now that I’ve “matured” I stick to homemade Macaroni & Cheese with dijon mustard – fancy pants.

Vegan Mac & CheeseTruffle Cheese and Pasta

1 pound small pasta (macaroni, small shells, ditalini, etc)
30 ounces Vegan cheese*
1/4 cup dijon mustard
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
4 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350°F

  1. Boil water and cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Run pasta under cold water and set aside.
  3. Combine panko, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Warm Vegan cheese in a large sauce pan over medium heat (if you are re-heating the Truffle Cheese, like I did, you may need to add some soy milk to get the consistency to a medium-thick cheese sauce).
  5. Add Dijon mustard and cayenne pepper, stir to combine.
  6. Add pasta to cheese sauce mixture and stir until all pasta is coated with cheese.
  7. Oil a 9×13 dish and place pasta in dish in one even layer.
  8. Sprinkle panko mixture evenly over pasta then drizzle butter as evenly as possible over panko.
  9. Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  10. Remove cover and bake for an additional 10-20 minutes until the panko crust is a golden brown color.

*I used my Truffle Cheese for this Face Off, but have also made this dish using 3 packages of Teese Cheddar Cheese Sauce, also very yummy!

Vegan Mac & Cheese

Hot out of the oven Vegan Mac & Cheese
2 Comments Post a comment
  1. I have made something similar and I really loved it… good job..

    April 25, 2013

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