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Flashback Mac and Cheese

What you need: 

1 pound macaroni
1 cup water
1 cup unsweetened nondairy milk
3 tablespoons mild-tasting oil (such as corn oil)
1/2 cup flour (I use all-purpose)
3/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

What you do: 

1. Cook macaroni (or other shaped pasta) according to package directions. While your mac is cooking, let's make the special secret "cheese" sauce.
2. In a bowl or large measuring cup, combine the water, milk, and oil and whisk briefly. In another bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients together.
3. Heat a medium saucepan. Add the dry ingredients to the saucepan, and slowly add the wet ingredients, continuously whisking over medium heat. Once all of the ingredients are incorporated, turn up the heat until the mixture begins to bubble and thicken.
4. Keep whisking as the mixture thickens and bubbles; do this for 1-2 minutes, and then turn the heat down. Keep whisking. After a spell, your "cheese" sauce should be nice and thick. Turn the heat off, and cover your saucepan.
5. Drain pasta well when done, and return noodles to the pot. Add all of your "cheese" sauce to the noodles, and stir well.
If, after your first trepidacious couple of forkfuls, you find that this recipe doesn't beat the pants off of the dairy mac and cheese with which most of us are familiar, you must have done something wrong. Come over to my house. I'll show you how it's done.

Preparation Time: 
15-20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
2-4
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

I made this a few months ago exactly as directed and it tasted vile. I decided to give it another try yesterday simply because I was hungry and had all the ingredients. The only difference to my recipe this time was I added about 2 tablespoons of vegan butter to the sauce. Not sure if that made much of a difference, but this time it was delicious! I haven't had dairy in about a year but from I remember it tastes more like alredo cheese sauce. 

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Wasn't  good for me. It looked a lot like cheese, but tasted nothing like it. 

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This was great and it was very easy. We're coming back for more! We love it!

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After being vegan for over a year I just now made my own mac n cheese using this recipe! IT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! I've made vegan mac n cheese out of a box (also very yummy), however this version is cheaper and gives you more. It tastes exactly the same. I'm incrredbly impressed! Thanks for this!!! Laughing

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This mac and cheese kick's dairy mac's butt, in my opinion. Thanks so much for this recipe, I'll be making it every week! It wasn't bland at all and was super creamy and cheesy and perfect :)

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My husband is SOLD on this recipe. Any time I try to make any other vegan mac and cheese he always makes me come back to this one :) Personally, I like to add a bit more flavor to it (and broccoli :) cant go wrong there) but its a great customize-able recipe, love it.

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This was okay, but the cheez texture is more gluey. I prefer something more creamy with tofu and cashews. I probably won't make this one again. I usually make "The Best Mac and Cheese in the World...Seriously" from this site. It calls for a food processor, tofu & cashews and I've never been let down on that one.

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I absolutely love this recipe. I think I've made it a dozen times since finding a few months ago. I usually make a half batch, only because I will eat way to much of it if a whole batch is in the house! Sometimes I will add in 2 cups of frozen spinach the pasta while it's cooking to make it a little "healthier." Or I'll dump in some halved cherry tomatoes or some broccoli florets. This is such a perfect recipe!

I've also used this cheeze sauce for potatoes and broccoli and things like that! It's my favorite!

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tried this for dinner yesterday. I made it exactly as described but added more salt and pepper as others had commented. It was awful! I couldnt finish my portion. my hsb put sliced tomatoes on his to cover taste and ate it. my 22 year old took one bite and hated it. I hate to waste food, but threw it all down the disposal! It looked nothing like the color in the picture and not as creamy. more of a dirty beige color, smelled bad and like I said was inedible. sorry..really wanted to like it . have been craving mac and cheese.

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I love this recipe. I crave this more than the kraft kind from the box, and my toddler loves it! It's great for pizza also because it is already melty and so thick. It makes the perfect "cheese" layer for vegan pizza.

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