This isn’t Kraft’s mac ‘n’ cheese – it’s better. And healthier (you’re welcome, cholesterol levels.) And of course, vegan! We easily veganized a simple mac ‘n’ cheese by using:
Vegan Cheddar Cheese (we used Daiya)
Nondairy Milk (we used this rice milk)
Vegan Butter (we used this brand)
All Purpose Flour
So simple, right? You can thank us later.
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Easy Creamy Mac ‘n’ Cheese
- 16-20 oz elbow macaroni prepared and drained (depends on how you like your noodles to cheese ratio)
- 1/4 cup vegan butter
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 2 cups nondairy unsweetened, plain milk (we prefer rice)
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp yellow or dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp salt
- optional: garlic powder and onion powder to taste
- 2 cups vegan cheddar cheese
Make the cheese sauce:
- In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
- Stir in the flour and let cook for a few minutes, forming a roux.
- Add the spices. Slowly add the milk while continuously stirring.
- Let cook until the mixture bubbles, occasionally stirring.
- Add the cheese while continuously stirring. Mix until it is completely melted.
Construct the mac:
- Combine the cheese and noodles until completely combined.
- Serve and top with extra paprika and parsley.