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Vegan Macar'oat'ni and Cheese

When we need a bit of comfort food, can we make a delicious meal that will warm up the whole family? Yes, we tOATally can.

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  • Cooking time40 min
  • Prep time15 min
  • Servings6
recipe image Vegan Macar'oat'ni and Cheese

Ingredients

Macaroni and Cheese
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) Becel with Oat M!lk
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) all-purpose flour (or oat flour)
  • 2 cups (500 mL) unsweetened oat milk or almond milk
  • 1 package (227 g) Violife Cheddar Style Shreds or non-dairy cheddar shreds
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) Violife Creamy Original
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) nutritional yeast
  • 8 ounces (227 g) rotini pasta, cooked according to package directions and drained *
Crumb Topping
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) panko bread crumbs *
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons (60 mL) hemp hearts or flax seed (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons (60 mL) Becel with Oat Beverage margarine
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) chopped fresh parsley

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F ( 200°C).
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt Becel with Oat Beverage margarine. Add onion and salt and cook 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  3. Stir flour into saucepan and continue cooking over medium heat, 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in oat milk. Simmer, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Remove pan from heat and stir in non-dairy cheddar shreds, cream cheese and nutritional yeast.
  5. Arrange cooked pasta in 1-1/2 quart (1.5 L) shallow baking dish. Pour sauce over pasta and stir gently until pasta is evenly coated.
  6. Combine all ingredients for crumb mixture and sprinkle evenly over pasta. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.
* To make this gluten-free: substitute gluten-free pasta for regular pasta; use oat flour instead of wheat flour; use 1/3 cup coarsely chopped oats instead of bread crumbs.

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