Friday, May 3, 2013

Vegan "Mac and Cheese"

No, I haven't gone vegan on least not yet ;)

Funny story- growing up I used to HATE mac and cheese. What was wrong with me?! I was missing out for the first 10 years of my life that's for sure. Once I discovered that mac and cheese was amazingly good I was hooked, Annie's white cheddar shells being my favorite! However since I have been clean eating mac and cheese has been missing from my life. Until now I hadn't found a good substitute.

When I came across this recipe on Jill Hanner's site I knew I had to try it. Mac and cheese without the guilt?! I'm IN. I was skeptical about the nutritional yeast actually tasting like cheese but let me tell you it is sooo good. You can find Nutritional Yeast at Whole Foods or in the organic section of most grocery stores.

Mac and  'Cheese' Sauce Recipe:

1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1/4 cup oat flour or other flour
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/2/ tsp garlic powder
1 tsp mustard powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 can coconut milk- full fat not light

1. In a saucepan combine dry ingredients (nutritional yeast, flour, paprika, salt, and garlic powder).
2. Whisk in coconut milk. Continue to whisk constantly over medium heat. Let it reduce for a few minutes till it thickens and is bubbly. Remove from heat.
3. I used whole wheat shells as my pasta but this sauce could go on anything! Veggies, use it as a dip, or on pasta.

Mac and cheese lovers *rejoice*!


  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I'm vegan myself but not because I don't love non-vegan foods. Really excited to try it since I didn't even know it was possible to still eat mac and cheese, thanks!

    1. You are so welcome!! Let me know how it turns out :)

  2. This will be perfect for the sprouted elbow mac we got in our swag bags.

    Also, I read Jill Hanner's site too!

    1. OMG you are genius Julie- totally making this again with that pasta!!