Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

Shalom Family!
       There is a vegan explosion among us and while I still like the mac & cheese I grew up on, I’m open to the vegan option especially if it’s healthier for the body. Here’s a recipe I found for Vegan Mac & Cheese that looked easy enough to try. Enjoy!
The World’s Best Vegan Mac n Cheese for Real!
Created by:
Deborrah of BlacksGoingVegan.Com
Recipe Type:Entrees
Cuisine:Vegan
Number Servings:4-6 servings
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Total Time:45 mins
What You Need
  • 2 cups plain unsweetened plant milk (flax, hemp, or organic soy are my favorites)
  • 1 cup quality nutritional yeast flakes
  • 4-5 large cloves fresh garlic, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons organic prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons vegan butter
  • 4-5 oz. popcorn oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 Tablespoon Himalayan pink salt or sea salt (or to taste)
  • 2 vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt (for cooking pasta)
  • 8 oz. sturdy pasta (small elbows, bows or small penne work best)
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley flakes (optional)
  • ⅔ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs (optional)
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How to Do It
  1. Place 8 cups of water in large pot. Add 2 vegetable bouillon cubes and 2 teaspoons salt. Bring to boil and cook pasta al dente according to package directions.
  2. Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees.
  3. Just before pasta is done, remove 1 cup of cooking water from the pot and set aside.
  4. Drain pasta (do not rinse!), and let sit in colander.
  5. While pasta is cooking, prepare the cheese sauce.
  6. Put 2 cups plant milk, yeast flakes, fresh garlic, mustard, lemon juice, Himalayan pink salt, black pepper, and paprika in blender.
  7. Blend for about 60 seconds on high speed.
  8. Reduce speed to “blend” (medium), and while still running, add the vegan butter.
  9. Continue blending while you slowly pour in the popcorn oil until cheese sauce has thickened slightly.
  10. If sauce gets TOO thick, add in some of the pasta water a Tablespoon at a time to thin it out. The sauce thickens as it cooks with the pasta, so keep that in mind.
  11. Pour the pasta into your loaf pan.
  12. Pour cheese sauce over pasta and stir to coat well. Don’t skimp on the sauce!
  13. Top with seasoned bread crumbs and/or parsley if desired.
  14. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

May the blessings of Yah be with you and your family!

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