Everyone needs a good mac ‘n cheese recipe in their arsenal – even if you eat a plant-based diet! There are so many plant-based versions out there, and I’ve tried quite a few of them. Unfortunately, the recipe that I first started making and enjoying out of the Veganomicon cookbook is not universally liked in my household due to its base of nutritional yeast and tofu.
A few months ago I was browsing the VegNews website one day and found this recipe, with the claim of being “the best mac ‘n cheese on the planet, end of story.” I was intrigued because the sauce had no nutritional yeast or tofu at all – rather, it was a base of cashews and pureed cooked vegetables, along with some vegan margarine.
I finally tried it the other night. Since I’ve been on a gluten-free kick lately I skipped the bread crumbs on top and made it with wheat-free macaroni (pictured). Creamy and satisfying, it was definitely a winner in my household! I had to serve it with steamed broccoli for nostalgia’s sake.
The next time you get a hankering for mac ‘n cheese, give this recipe a try. While you’re on the VegNews site, you may wish to peruse some of the other recipes there for meal inspirations.
Do you have a favorite way to make mac ‘n “cheese”? I’d love to hear.