These 3 variations of Mac and Cheese are vegan, gluten free, oil free, delicious and easy to make! You’ll never find yourself bored of mac and cheese with 4 different options.
Mac and Cheese has to be one of the most comforting foods out there, I mean I see why it is… it’s just … how do I explain it? SO COMFORTING. I think it’s because I grew up eating it with friends and family whether it be out of the KD box or my mom’s home made baked mac and cheese.
I actually made this mac and cheese sauce with a couple friends for a Christmas potluck and since then this has been my go-to recipe. While I admit, it doesn’t mimic the exact taste of KD it’s actually rather pleasing because it doesn’t have that strong artificial flavour but instead a creamy smooth texture with a cheesy flavour and the perfect amount of sweet and saltiness.
One night I was craving mac and cheese and tacos at the same time… so I thought why not combine the two? And then it happened again for BBQ chicken and maples sausages, and that’s how these three variations were born! I am so excited to share these recipes with you guys and hope you enjoy it as much as I do 🙂
If you make any of these recipes, don’t forget to tag me on instagram @lisakitahara! I love seeing all of your delicious recreations and who knows maybe we can eat it together over insta story or DMS.
INGREDIENTS: Creamy Cheese Sauce: 1/2 cup cashews (soaked) 2.5 tbsp tomato paste 1 tsp miso 1/4 C nutritional yeast 1/2 lemon juiced 2/3 C almond milk 1/2 C mashed sweet potato 1/2 tsp each of: onion powder, garlic powder, tumeric, paprika, and salt 1.5 cup macaroni (dry) – I love Gogoquinoa pastas!! Maple Seitan Sausage: 2 tbsp mashed white beans 1 tsp maple syrup 1 tbsp soy sauce 1/4 c veg broth 1 tsp liquid smoke 1 tbsp tahini 1/4 c VWG (60g) 1 tbsp nooch 1/4 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp all spice 1/8 tsp nut meg 1/8 tsp cloves 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tbsp chickpea flour BBQ Chicken 1/2 onion, chopped 2 servings of Soy curls (soaked in water) 1/2 c BBQ sauce Taco 1/2 onion, chopped 1/2 tomato diced 2 servings taco crumbles, soaked