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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Dairy free mac-n-cheese

The cookbooks I've recently purchased are all chock full of recipes for mac-n-cheese, vegan mac-n-cheese, and let me tell you I've not been thrilled with any of the ones I've looked at. I have come to realized that most vegan dairy products have been created by folks that have probably never actually tasted real dairy products. So I decided to get into "test kitchen" mode and make my own. Happily it turned out really nice, the only item I'd change is to use regular pasta next time. I happened to use GF pasta with this one, not sure why it was in my pantry - I'd probably purchased it to test it out for work.

Happy cooking!

Heather's Mac-n-Cheese
- 2c plain soy milk
- 2 tsp corn starch

- 1 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp nutritional yeast

- 1 tbsp Earth Balance spread (dairy free margarine)

- 1 1/2c non-dairy cheddar shreds (I am loving Daiya brand, it actually tastes like cheddar cheese)
- 1/2c non-dairy mozzarella shreds (Daiya brand was used)

- 1tsp onion powder
- 1/3c flour

Cook elbow noodles per package directions, rinse and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350'

Mix the soy milk, corn starch, onion powder & nutritional yeast.
Bring to a boil, stir constantly until bubbly. Add salt & pepper to taste.

Melt spread into the above mixture

Add in non-dairy shreds, until they all melt.
Then add in onion powder, flour and more salt & pepper to taste

Add in cooked noodles, put in greased baking dish
Top with bread crumbs (I've been using Ian's brand as they're dairy free)
Spray crumbs with non-stick spray

Cook covered for 25 minutes
Uncover, cook for 20 minutes
Enjoy

You can reheat leftovers, but be cautious reheating in the microwave. Non-dairy shreds don't do microwave heat well - so put it on a low setting and heat in small increments to re-heat for later.

** This is a kid tested recipe. My daughter is happily taste testing all my dairy free cooking and went back for seconds of this dish.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Heather, you won one of the vegan cookbook giveaways at Go Dairy Free - not sure if my emails are going into your spam - please respond ASAP! Thank you!

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