26 Oct “Cheesy” vegan sauce – healthy and creamy mac & cheese
Pasta and cheesy sauce, macaroni & cheese is one of the most popular dishes from America. It became an icon of American cuisine, next to hamburgers. I personally associate it with the film “Home Alone.” There’s a scene where Kevin sits alone next to the festive table and eating the mac & cheese from the microwave. Such a small digression … 🙂 I have never eaten anything like that, I also have never been to US to taste this very unhealthy specialty. In the meantime, I became a vegan so cheese is not included in my diet anymore. Despite this, I remember the taste of it and I tried to reproduce it using only plantbased ingredients.
According to me, my sauce tastes like there is seriously cheese inside, yum! A huge plus is the fact that the dish is free of bad cholesterol, saturated fats and lactose! It has strong taste of garlic, onion and the aroma of yeast flakes, which simulate the flavor of cheese. In this recipe it is necessary to use yeast flakes and they cannot be replaced 🙂 It is worth to make this purchase, because it is a perfect addition to salads, sauces, casseroles and practically everything when you want to feel cheesy flavor. Or at least I add yeast flakes to almost everything. Enjoy and let me know in the comments below if you liked it 🙂
500g fusilli pasta (I used corn)
1 head of garlic
500ml unsweetened soy milk
30g yeast flakes (approx. 6 tablespoons)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste
30g potato starch(approx. 3 tablespoons?
Chop the onion and garlic and put it on a large frying pan. Add a few tablespoons of water and simmer until tender, caramelised and in a bowl of a blender. Add the remaining ingredients for the sauce: unsweetened soy milk, yeast flakes, turmeric, salt, pepper and potato soup. Blend until all the ingredients are combined and very creamy. Cook pasta according to manufacturer’s instructions on the packaging.
Blended sauce pour again on a previously used pan and heat up. While the sauce starts to be warm, thanks to the potato starch, it begins to thicken, so it should be all the time stirred vigorously to prevent any lumps. When slightly thickened, set it away from the gas. Add sauce to your cooked pasta and sprinkle with some vegan parmesan.