Vegan Mac & Cheese

Vegan Mac & Cheese

This vegan mac & cheese recipe is the ultimate comfort food and ideal as a mid-week meal or a weekend treat. A perfectly creamy dish without the dairy!

Ingredients:

  • 300g Dried macaroni
  • 1 Medium sized sweet potato, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 Onion, peeled & halved
  • 700ml Unsweetened organic soya or almond milk
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 60g Gluten free flour, such as rice flour
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • 1 tbsp Nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 tsp Dried rosemary

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºC/gas 4.
  2. Cook the macaroni according to the packet instructions in a large pan of salted boiling water, then rinse with cold water, drain and set aside.
  3. Place the chopped sweet potato in a large pan of boiling water and cook until soft. Drain and set aside.
  4. Pour the milk into a small pan along with the onion. Slowly bring to the boil, then remove from the heat. Remove the onion and discard.
  5. To make the sauce, heat the olive oil in another pan over a medium heat, then add the flour, stirring continuously until it forms a paste, or roux. Gradually add the warm milk a little at a time whisking continuously until smooth. Bring the mixture to the boil then simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly until the mixture is thick.
  6. Stir in the mustard, dried rosemary and yeast flakes until well combined. Add sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Remove from the heat.
  7. Set up the Easy Prep Pro with the large work bowl and the large chopping/mixing blade. Add the cooked sweet potato and the sauce to the work bowl. Process on ‘High’ until all the ingredients are combined and the sauce is creamy and smooth. Add a little extra milk if the sauce is too thick.
  8. Place the macaroni in an oven proof bowl and pour over the sauce. Stir to combine if necessary.
  9. Place in a hot oven for 20 minutes, until bubbling.
  10. Scatter the top with fresh rosemary before serving.