Creamy Gluten-Free Vegan Mac and Cheese #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on June 9, 2013

Creamy Gluten-Free Vegan Mac and Cheese | Webicurean

You’re probably wondering what’s up with all the vegan and gluten-free recipes lately. Well, we’re trying to eat a little healthier around here. Sure, we love a fat, juicy burger just as much as the next person, but the fact is as we get older we need to be a little more mindful about what we put in our bodies. So, when Bea over at The Not So Cheesy Kitchen decided to host a “free for all” theme for #SundaySupper (that is, fat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, whatever free), I was all over it!  And I’m bringing this yummy vegan mac and “cheese” bake. By the way, this dish is dairy free, egg free, and gluten-free.

While it has a nice ring to it, the whole eating better because we’re getting older isn’t the entire story. Truth be told, Morgan had open heart surgery a couple of months ago, just a few weeks shy of his 50th birthday. I know, it was a shock. But it made us take a hard look at some of our bad habits. Now that he’s recovered from the surgery, he’s really focusing on what he eats. Currently he’s on a vegan kick, or at least he’s trying. We won’t go into how he ordered in a Philly cheese steak as an after dinner snack the other night. (Why do I find this so amusing?) We’ve been trying all sorts of new things, and this pasta was a huge hit. In fact, he couldn’t believe it’s relatively good for you. Bonus!

So, here’s the thing about vegan mac and cheese–it doesn’t really taste like mac and cheese. But that’s OK because it’s delicious on its own. The sauce is creamy and flavorful, and you’ll never miss the cheese, I swear. If you like your pasta super creamy, skip the baking part. However, if you have a hankering for a nice crunch, the gluten-free Italian bread crumbs add a wonderful flavor when baked on top. This recipe was adapted from the Vegan Yum Yum cookbook.

Creamy Gluten-Free Vegan Mac and Cheese | Webicurean

First, cook and drain the pasta according to the package directions.

Creamy Gluten-Free Vegan Mac and Cheese | Webicurean

Gather all your ingredients for the sauce.

Creamy Gluten-Free Vegan Mac and Cheese | Webicurean

While the pasta’s cooking, get your sauce on. Melt the margarine over medium-low heat, then stir in the flour to make a roux.

Creamy Gluten-Free Vegan Mac and Cheese | Webicurean

Next, stir in the miso, tahini, tomato paste, tamari, lemon juice, onion powder, and garlic powder. The mixture will still be thick.

Creamy Gluten-Free Vegan Mac and Cheese | Webicurean

Slowly whisk in the almond milk and nutritional yeast, along with the salt and pepper. Continue cooking until it thickens (right about when it starts to boil).

Creamy Gluten-Free Vegan Mac and Cheese | Webicurean

Toss with the pasta. The pasta can be served at this point, or you can continue on to the baking part.

Creamy Gluten-Free Vegan Mac and Cheese | Webicurean

Spread the pasta in a greased baking dish, sprinkle the bread crumbs on top, then bake for about 20 minutes. When it’s golden brown like this, you’re good.

Enjoy!

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Creamy Gluten-Free Vegan Mac and Cheese
 
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You'll never miss the cheese in this creamy gluten-free vegan mac and cheese dish.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups brown rice elbow macaroni
  • ⅓ cup Earth Balance margarine
  • ¼ cup gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp red miso
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ⅛ tsp garlic powder
  • 1¼ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • ⅓ cup nutritional yeast
  • salt & white pepper to taste
  • ½ cup gluten free Italian bread crumbs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the package directions, drain and set aside.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, start the sauce.
  4. Melt the margarine in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in the flour until dissolved, making a roux.
  5. Stir in the miso, tahini, tamari, tomato paste, lemon juice, onion powder, and garlic powder. The mixture will be thick.
  6. Whisk in the almond milk, along with the nutritional yeast, salt and pepper. Continue cooking until thickened.
  7. Stir in the drained pasta. At this point you can serve the pasta as is or continue on to bake.
  8. Spread the pasta mixture into a greased baking dish.
  9. Sprinkle the bread crumbs on top, and bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown.

 

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