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: ½ cup cashews (soaked) 2.5 tablespoon tomato paste 1 teaspoon miso ¼ C nutritional yeast ½ lemon juiced ⅔ C almond milk ½ C mashed sweet potato ½ teaspoon each of: onion powder, garlic powder, tumeric, paprika, and salt 1.5 cup macaroni (dry) - I love Gogoquinoa pastas!! Maple Seitan Sausage: 2 tablespoon mashed white beans 1 teaspoon maple syrup 1 tablespoon soy sauce ¼ c veg broth 1 teaspoon liquid smoke 1 tablespoon tahini ¼ c VWG (60g) 1 tablespoon nooch ¼ teaspoon ginger ½ teaspoon garlic powder ¼ teaspoon all spice ⅛ teaspoon nut meg ⅛ teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 tablespoon chickpea flour BBQ Chicken ½ onion, chopped 2 servings of Soy curls (soaked in water) ½ c BBQ sauce Taco ½ onion, chopped ½ tomato diced 2 servings taco crumbles, soaked