05 March 2012

No Meat Zone Recipes: Vegan Mac and Cheese

Sometimes you just need some good old comfort food. And when you're vegan or dairy free, mac and cheese can be difficult to come by. This is the perfect recipe to help satiate your cravings for mac and cheese.

1 pound pasta (approx.)

Cheese Sauce:
1 1/2 cup soymilk
1 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1/4 cup canola oil
1 cup water
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 block tofu, mashed
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp paprika
1/2 tbsp salt
1 dollop mustard

Preheat oven to 350 F. Boil pasta and place it in a pan when ready. Mix all of the “cheese” ingredients in a large bowl. Blend with a hand blender. (If you don't have access to a blender, its also possible to stir the "cheese" mix with a spoon, and mash the tofu by hand. This will create a thicker consistency, but still tastes great.) Pour the sauce evenly over the pasta. Bake for 25 minutes. The sauce and pasta should be boiling and getting a little crispy on top, then you’ll know its done.

Caron Creighton | @caroncreighton | Blog
Michigan Caron is a student at Michigan State University studying Professional Writing, Journalism and Arabic. She has been vegetarian for three years and frequently posts delicious vegan dessert ideas on her blog, Vegan Monster. She also spends her free time running, writing, and enjoying delicious vegan meals.

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