Recipes

Easy Vegan Mac And Cheese

Now I get a hell of a lot of people asking me for the recipe for this whenever I post that I’ve made it on my instagram, so I thought I would share it here!

This pasta is so super simple and easy to make, and every time I’ve made it for a non vegan they’ve not noticed a difference to the dairy version! Win!

This recipe makes about 6 small portions, or 4 if you like a decent hearty portion like I do.

Ingredients

400g dry macaroni (you can use any pasta really, but macaroni always works best for me!)

1 litre of plant milk (I use oat milk or unsweetened soy)

100g vegan cheese (I love violife)

2 tablespoons plain flour

2 tablespoons or dairy free spread

1 teaspoon mustard

1 tablespoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 cup of nutritional yeast

 

Method

1. Add most of the salt to a large saucepan of boiling water (saving some for the sauce), and cook your pasta according to instructions on the packet.

2. Drain and rinse your pasta to prevent sticking and leave to one side.

3. Melt the butter over a medium heat in the same pan and slowly add the flour, gradually combining the two into a clump, this is your roux which will act as a thickener for the sauce.

4. Slowly start to pour your milk into the pan with the roux, and whisk together to make a smooth sauce.

5. Bring to a boil, whilst continuously whisking, and then turn down to medium as the sauce starts to thicken.

5. Add in your seasonings, mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper, vegan cheese and the key ingredient, nutritional yeast, and whisk to combine.

6. Go get your cooked pasta, pour it into the pot of sauce and combine to create your amazing vegan cheesy pasta.

 

I always top mine with some extra nutritional yeast because I just love the stuff, but this is optional.

You can also add any veggies you wanted into this dish, my favourite is to add broccoli to the pasta 5 minutes before it has finished cooking.

And thats how simple it is! I would love to know if anybody tries this recipe, make sure you tag me on instagram if you do 🙂

 

Jas x

 

 

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