One Pot Vegan Mac and Cheese

With the weather now getting colder once more (goodbye English Summertime!) I have been in need of a good comfort meal. Thankfully, mac and cheese is one of the easiest meals to veganise and is peak comfort food in my books!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked macaroni noodles
  • 2 1/2 – 3 cups milk (we used soya milk but again, you could use your preferred milk)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • We also added 1 cup of Tesco Free From mince for an extra little bit of proteins

IMG_20200608_114255These are the substitutes that we used and they worked really well!

Steps

  1. Combine milk, garlic powder, butter, and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Cook the mince in a separate saucepan, which takes about 5-10 minutes.
  3. Add in the macaroni noodles and reduce the heat to low (adding liquid as and when needed). Cook until the noodles are tender, which takes about 20 minutes.
  4. Once the pasta is fully cooked, add the rest of the ingredients and stir until melted. Add in the mince once all the cheese is melted in and mix.

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TIP: For some extra cheesiness you can add a tablespoon (or two) of some nutritional yeast. This will give it a lovely cheesy orange colour and also amplify the flavour, while also adding some extra vitamins and minerals to the meal for you. Then again, I am the type of person who would add nutritional yeast (affectionately referred to as Nooch amongst the vegan community) to anything and everything if I was allowed to!

If you guys so try this let me know in the comments how it ended up for you! Also let me know if you’ve found any good things to add to it to make it even more yummy.

T xxx

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