Vegan Mac and Cheese

4 years ago by VeganCookingWithLove, Vegan Cooking with Love

This mac and cheese recipe is the best I've tasted yet! The sauce is so flavorful, you don't even miss the cheese :)

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http://www.vegancookingwithlove.com/2013/12/vegan-mac-and-cheese/

Source:
http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=40&catId=10 (adapted slightly)

4 quarts water
1 tablespoon sea salt
8 ounces (2 cups) macaroni

Breadcrumbs
5 slices of bread, torn into large pieces
2 ½ tablespoons vegan margarine

Sauce
¼ cup shallots, peeled and thinly sliced or chopped
2 cups red or yellow potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced or chopped
1/2 cup carrots, peeled and thinly sliced or chopped
1 cup onion, peeled and thinly sliced or chopped
2 cups water
1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight or boiled for 7 minutes
1/3 cup vegan margarine
2 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
2 teaspoons sea salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon cayenne

1. Preheat oven to 350

Make Sauce

2. In a saucepan, add shallots, potatoes, carrots, onion, and water, and bring to a boil.

3. Cover the pan, lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. If you chop the vegetables, simmer them for 15 minutes. They should be very soft.

4. In a blender, add the softened vegetables and cooking water, the cashews, salt, garlic, 1/3 cup margarine, mustard, lemon juice, black pepper, and cayenne.

5. Process until perfectly smooth.

Cook Pasta

6. In a large pot, bring the water and salt to a boil.

7. Add macaroni and cook until al dente. In a colander, drain pasta. Set aside.

Make Bread Crumbs

8. In a food processor, make bread crumbs by pulverizing the bread and 2 tablespoons margarine to a medium-fine texture. Set aside.

Assemble and Bake

9. In a large bowl, toss the cooked pasta and blended cheese sauce until completely coated.

10. Spread mixture into a 8x8 casserole dish, sprinkle with prepared bread crumbs, and dust with paprika.

11. Bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese sauce is bubbling and the top has turned golden brown.
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