More and more these days, I see parents raising their kids to eat a vegan diet. That means no meat, dairy, eggs, honey or any other food derived from animal products. For many kids, that might translate to no fun. A life with no mac and cheese could be a very sad place, but luckily a vegan mom I know taught me years ago how to make this “cheesy”, full-flavored pasta dish which my kids still adore. Instead of cheese made from cow's milk, the recipe calls for nutritional yeast, a flakey powder rich in B vitamins that tastes just like cheese. The ingredients might seem unusual if you're not used to them, but trust me, vegan or not, this recipe is delicious. I’d be surprised if your little one’s can tell the difference from the real thing!
Vegan Mac & Cheese (serves 4)
- 4 Cups Pasta, cooked
- 1/2 Cup Margarine
- 1/2 Cup Nutritional Yeast
- 2 Tbsp Braggs or Soy Sauce
- 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
- 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
Preparation1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
2. Melt the margarine in a small pot, turn heat off, add the rest of the ingredients and whisk until smooth.
3. Combine the sauce with warm pasta to coat and heat through.