Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Day 56: Mac Un-Cheese

    When looking through the "Easy Vegan Recipes" booklet from Compassion Over Killing, a vegan macaroni and cheese recipe caught my eye. After realizing there was no vegan cheese in the ingredients the first thing that came to mind is how is that possible? What makes it orange? I then realized it included nutritional yeast, which is suppose to have a cheesy flavor as well as gives it orange coloring. I then went on a search for nutritional yeast. I eventually tracked it down at Whole Foods and was stoked to try this new type of macaroni and cheese.

     The dish surprisingly enough looked like macaroni and cheese, but that is were the resemblance ended. This dish sad to say was a total flop. It tasted nothing like macaroni and cheese. It had way too many spices that clashed. I was also disappointed that the nutritional yeast tasted nothing like cheese. The only up side to this nasty ingredient is that it is fortified with numerous vitamins and minerals. I included the recipe below so that you do not try it. Unfortunately this recipe made me wary of all the other recipes in the booklet as well.

Mac Un- Cheese
1 lb (16oz) pasta
2 cups vanilla soy milk
2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
1 cup nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon turmeric
¼ teaspoon ground sage
1 teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon ground pepper
½ garlic powder

    Step 1: Cook pasta and drain

    Step 2: In a large bowl combine pasta and all the other ingredients. Mix thoroughly.

(serves 6 to 8)

Does anyone know a good vegan macaroni and cheese recipe?


  1. Wow! thanks for posting this. I don't know of a good vegan mac & cheese recipe at the moment, but I will do some investigating...:)!

  2. I just use vegan cheese to make my Mac and cheese. It works well. If your brand doesn't melt well try a little water or soy milk in the pan to help melt it.

  3. Thanks for the tip. I will have to try that.

  4. I'm going to figure one out tooo. Meanwhile, Daiya Maac & Cheeze iss a good substitute. Yesterday, I made a savory no chick'n noodle soup otherwise known as savory noodle soup. Anyway, it was so good, that I thought it might be able to be adapted into man & cheese. To make the soup, I made a broth with one No Chick'm bullion cube, then thickened it by adding cornstarch premixed in water. It makes a gravy. I thought this gravy could be used to make mac un cheese, if perhaps it were reduced and thickened. I thought that maybe, that ground flax seeds, could be used to really thicken it up into a savory sauce.