Mac n Cheese for Vegans Recipe

If you’re vegan, but looking for some cheesy goodness in your life regardless, then this vegan cheesy pasta is a recipe you’ll learn to treasure having in your cookbook. My youngest sister shared this one with me and it’s a delicious vegan alternative to traditional macaroni & cheese that even non-vegans like myself will thoroughly enjoy! No cows were milked for this vegan version of macaroni & cheese, so it would be Happy Cow approved!

The recipe as posted serves 2-3 people (or one very hungry vegan)

Ingredients for vegan mac n cheese

  • 250g of your choice of uncooked pasta
  • 5 scallions, finely sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 150g of closed cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 50g of fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • 100g of margarine
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 500ml of soy milk or other plant based milk
  • 200ml of water
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of powdered vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon of chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon of dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons of yeast flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • Salt and pepper
Vegan Mac n Cheese in a Pot

Cooking instructions for vegan cheesy pasta

  1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions given on the bag or box.
  2. Meanwhile heat the margarine and the garlic in a sauce pan. Once all the margarine has been melted remove the pot from the heat and add the flour, whisking it in.
  3. Add the soy milk and water to the margarine and flour mixture, again whisking it in.
  4. Return the sauce pan to the heat. Remain at a medium heat.
  5. Stir in the maple syrup, vegetable stock, chili powder, basil and tomato paste to the sauce.
  6. Add the scallions, mushrooms and spinach to the sauce.
  7. Turn off the heat and stir in the yeast flakes. Then stir in the lime juice.
  8. Drain the pasta and, once the mushrooms have softened, add the pasta to the sauce. Stir in until all the pasta is covered.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Serve hot and enjoy your delicious vegan version of macaroni & cheese.
Ingredients for Vegan Macaroni and Cheese
Vegan Cheesy Pasta

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