A Vegan Mac and Cheese Powder To Make Life a Bit Easier
This Vegan Mac and Cheese Instant Powder rivals your childhood favorite boxed brand. It is free of any additives and preservatives and packed with nutrition. Pour this cheesy powder mix on pasta for a quick, comforting meal in under 10 minutes. Make only the cheese sauce and it becomes a creamy queso. Use it to make vegetables more tempting or make loaded nachos, fajitas, or tacos. Guest chef of the day, Susan Pratt joins us in the kitchen to show us how to make this super simple and totally kid-friendly meal.
TEACHING ALL THINGS PLANT-BASED
Susan is a self-made businesswoman set on teaching people the health benefits and joy that comes from vegan/plant-based nutrition and cooking. Her approachable style resonates with home cooks, taking the fear out of new recipes and ingredients. Susan believes that sharing her love of plant-based food can inspire people to consider changes in their own life, benefiting their family’s health, slowing climate change, and ending animal cruelty.
Susan’s greatest joy is cooking. Her extensive travels have inspired her recipes, as has her home in North Vancouver, B.C. Canada, where she has her own garden and forages in the nearby forest for ingredients. Her philosophy is that we are all connected. Her deep love of animals and her daughter, Carrington, reminds her of this interconnectedness every day. Carrington is the best inspiration for her plant-based life. Susan and her husband have raised their daughter vegan from birth, and she is a thriving 3-year-old.
Kids Love This Vegan Mac and Cheese, And The Powder Makes It So Easy!
Susan has an arsenal of recipes that she can refer to when she needs something quick to feed Carrington, her toddler, but this Vegan Instant Macaroni and Cheese Powder is by far her family favorite. Anyone that has a toddler will know that they can go from not hungry at all to completely starving in zero-point one seconds. Thank goodness that this recipe takes no time at all to make.
Susan suggests making a large batch of the Powder. You can store it in the cupboard for whenever the munchies hit.
Not only is it fantastic on pasta but you can try it on potatoes and veggies as well. Simply heat the plant milk and vegan butter in a saucepan, pour in the cheese powder, and cook.
Instant Vegan Mac and Cheese Powder
- Mac and Cheese Powder:
- 1 cup nutritional yeast
- ½ cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ tbsp coconut sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp paprika
- 2 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1 tsp of onion powder
- 1 tsp of garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
- Vegan Mac-n-Cheese:
- 2 cups of uncooked macaroni
- 2 tbsp of vegan butter
- 1 ½ cups of Plant Milk
- 1/3 cup of mac-n- cheese powder
- 1 tbsp of lemon juice.
- To make Mac-n-Cheese Powder:
- Mix together all dry ingredients in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container until needed.
- To make Vegan Mac-N-Cheese:
- Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain pasta in a colander or using the lid. If using the colander return to pot.
- Add 2 tbsp vegan butter to the warm pasta and stir. Pour in 1 ½ cups of plant milk to the pasta and 1/3 of a cup of homemade vegan mac-n-cheese powder.
- Turn heat onto medium high heat. Stir together the sauce and pasta while it thickens (about 3-5 mins).
- Stir well to combine. Add 1 tbsp of lemon juice and more salt to taste.
Show Susan Your Creations!
If you make this Vegan Mac and Cheese Powder please take a photo of it and share it with Susan at @SusanCooksVegan. She will feature your beautiful creation on her Instagram and Facebook stories. Find more recipes at www.susancooksvegan.com
The Gift of Cooking
Looking for a special gift for a loved one or do you have a hard-to-buy-for-person on your list? Give them the gift of healthy cooking! Susan will specially tailor a cooking class and recipe just for your person! Send her a DM for a price quote.
Thanks For Joining Us For Vegan Mac and Cheese!
Mac and Cheese is a nostalgic meal for many. I know for me it was my FAVORITE childhood meal, so I am super excited to have access to this Instant Vegan Mac and Cheese recipe. It is so simple and certainly looks delicious. Give it a try and let us know how you liked it. Take a photo of your finished dish and tag @UnChained_TV on Instagram. Interested in other easy plant-based recipes to try? Hop on over to the #LunchBreakLIVE page, where we have a ton to choose from. Until next time…keep cookin’!
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