Best Mac N Cheeze Recipe EVAR

29Jun09

Truth? I’m not super crazy ’bout Nooch, aka Nutritional Yeast. I like the added nutrition, I like the subtle depth in flavor a tablespoon can add. But as a substitute for cheese? Not my thing. People say it tastes like parmesan. I personally don’t taste it, and I was never much of a fan for parm anyway. So most Vegan Mac N Cheeze recipes I’ve tried have been a bit of a let down, but no more! VegNews has THE BEST RECIPE for vegan mac n cheeze and it has absolutely no nooch and I love it. My omni parents are also a fan of the recipe, so it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser! Is it exactly like the real thing? Nope, but I’d rather eat this over that junk in the blue box any day.

Here’s my version, with a few more added veggies and some oregano:

Boil some water in a pot and pour in a box of elbows (I like Barilla’s), stir and cook for 7 minutes. When it’s done, drain the pasta in collander and let it sit to the side.

While the pasta’s cooking, take 4 pieces of bread and two tablespoon of vegan margarine (I use Earth Balance) and pulverize it in a food processor. These are your breadcrumbs, put to the side for later.

Chop up 2 shallots1 onion, and 2 medium pealed potatoes. Add these veggies to a pot and cover with some water. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and let simmer for 15 min.

While the veggies are simmering, put 1/4 cup of raw cashews, 2 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon of dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1/3 cup of margarine, and some black pepper into a food processor and process it away.

Pre heat oven to 350 F.

Drain out most of the water from your veggie and water pot and add the veggies to your cashew concoction in the food processor and process again. This is your cheezy sauce.

Cut some mushroom caps and some string beans into bite size pieces.

In a large bowl mix together your pasta, your cheezy sauce, and your mushrooms and string beans and put into a large casserole sort of dish and sprinkle some hot paprika and a little oregano on top. Pop it in the oven for 30 minutes.

And Voila! Deliciousness for days! Serves ’bout 8, depending on how hungry you are, and don’t worry it’s got a good refridgerator life.

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2 Responses to “Best Mac N Cheeze Recipe EVAR”

  1. “Boil some water in a pot and pour in a box of elbows”

    i think you should clarify and say “a box of vegan elbows”

    • omg so i just realized how weird the word “elbow” is

      elbow
      elbow

      ELBOW

      elBow

      ElBow

      ELBOW!?!?

      elbow is so weird!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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