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Best Vegan Mac and Cheese in the entire world...seriously

What you need: 

1 1/2 pounds pasta, preferably macaroni "Cheese" Sauce:
1 1/2 cups unsweetened nondairy milk
1 1/2 cups nutritional yeast
1 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 cup water
1/3 cup tamari or soy sauce
1/4 (12 ounce) block firm (not silken) tofu
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon vegesal or in lack of fancy product, just use salt
1 dollop mustard, optional

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Boil water in a big pot and cook pasta according to package directions.
2. Add all of the "cheese" sauce ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Once pasta is cooked, drain and put it in the baking pan (about the size of a brownie pan). Pour the "cheese" sauce over the pasta.
3. Bake until the top of the pasta looks slightly browned and crispy, about 15 minutes.
This is very simple and tastes amazing! If you are cooking for yourself, it will last about 5 days if you eat it for all three meals of the day.

Preparation Time: 
about 8 minutes; Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Seriously amazing, my first attempt at vegan mac and cheese being a brand new vegan. I sprinkled with breadcrumbs and a few knobs of vegan marg before baking. The recipe makes a huge amount and I found that it wasn't as good reheated, the sauce had dried up although it still tasted great

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So yum! I made it as per the directions without the optional mustard. This makes a TON. o.o The omnis in my house liked it, too. ^_^

Thank-you. ^_^

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this stuff really is great. recommended.

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Yum! I was looking for something quick and easy to make for dinner tonight. This caught my eye. I love it! Tastes great.  ;)b

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I've made this plenty of times, and I always love it. Tonight I did something a little different that you may consider trying (it may also have been attempted before, but I don't really want to comb through the 25 pages of reviews to see).

I had an open can of canellini beans from a recipe I was making, so I figured I'd sub beans for tofu because I hate to open a package of tofu just to get a sliver of it into this cheese sauce. So far, so good!

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This recipe sounds great but I have an issue with so much oil. Can less be used with nice results or is so much necessary for texture and taste?

I have been making this recipe for years.  I have never used the amount of oil or salt recommended.  I just increase the amount of tofu in place of the oil.  Last time I made this, I used about 1/4 cup of oil & ~2/3 block of tofu instead. I usually use shoyu or tamari.  I never add the full Tbsp of salt.  There is enough salt in the tamari or shoyu.  If you need more, you can add it later...to your taste.  This is, BY FAR, my favorite vegan mac n chs recipe.  We also add daiya chs to really make it cheesy.  I suspect you could probably eliminate the oil all together.

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;)b soooo yummy!!! Try it with smoked tofu !!!! I did and it's really good 2!!!

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This recipe sounds great but I have an issue with so much oil. Can less be used with nice results or is so much necessary for texture and taste?

Every time I have tried to alter the recipe, it isn't as good. Plus, it makes a huge batch.

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This recipe sounds great but I have an issue with so much oil. Can less be used with nice results or is so much necessary for texture and taste?

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Um wow! My mom's homemade mac and cheese was my fav dish prior to my leap into veganism in June of this year. I tried making this recipe last year (when I was beginning to delve into veganism) but without the tofu and soy sauce and it was my first time trying nutritional yeast and garlic powder and I hated the smell of it and couldn't eat it! But this time, after rereading the reviews, I vowed to make it properly and voila! It was absolutely delicious. I realized what my problem was the first time around, besides not using all the ingredients (heh) - I used too much garlic powder which led to the rank smell. I read a bunch of the reviews and modified the recipe so that I used more water than rice milk, less garlic powder, no salt, less soy sauce, more paprika and I added a lot of pepper! Next time though I am going to try using coconut oil because I read somewhere that when you cook oil above 300 degrees Fahrenheit it becomes carcinogenic, unless you use coconut oil. I highly recommend that pepper be added to this dish though!

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