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Dreamy & Creamy Mac & Cheese

Updated: May 30

This recipe is to die for! Mac and cheese was my favorite side-dish before becoming plant-based. After a year of not having any mac & cheese, it was a necessity to find the perfect plant-based recipe! Here it is!

Ingredients:

-10 oz elbow noodles

-4 tbsp olive oil

-5 garlic cloves, minced

-4 tbsp flour

-2 cups plant milk

-1/2 tsp salt and pepper, to taste

-1/2 cup plant-based parmesan cheese

-6 tbsp nutritional yeast

-1/4 c panko bread crumbs


For parmesan cheese:

-1/4 cup raw cashews

-3 tbsp nutritional yeast

-3/4 tsp salt

-1/4 tsp garlic powder


Instructions:


-Prepare parmesan cheese by adding cashews, nutritional yeast, salt, and garlic powder to a blender or food processor. Blend until mixed and a fine meal is achieved. Set aside.


-Prepare pasta using the instructions on the box.


-Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add in garlic. Cook for 2 minutes.


-Whisk in the flour. Whisk in 1/2 cup of plant milk at a time, to try to avoid clumps, until all 2 cups are added. Cook for another 2 minutes.


-Transfer sauce mixture to blender or food processor, add in salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, and 5 tbsp of nutritional yeast. Blend until mixed together and smooth.


-Place sauce mixture back in skillet and cook on low for about 2-3 minutes, until thick.


-Drain cooked noodles and add sauce to coat noodles. Place noodles in an oven safe skillet (I used a glass pie pan and it worked great!), sprinkle the last tbsp of nutritional yeast and 1/4 cup panko crumbs on top.


-Broil on high for about 2 minutes, be careful, it burns quickly. Enjoy!


Thanks for visiting! :)


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