Ready to ditch dairy, but can’t imagine life without cheese? Don’t worry! There’s no reason you have to give up your favorite creamy delicacy when you decide to go vegan. The Dairy Detox makes it easy to transition healthfully and happily to dairy-freedom, without sacrificing cheese. And today, we’ve got a delicious recipe for some creamy, dreamy, vegan mac n’ cheese.
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If you’re looking to break the cheese addiction—or you know friends or family who “could never give up cheese”—we highly recommend The 12-Day Dairy Detox. The next session starts on the 1st of the month! Meanwhile, dip your toes into dairy-freedom with Allison’s recipe for healthy and compassionate dairy-free mac & cheese, below. Enjoy!
Macaroni and cheese is a classic comfort food that needs no introduction. Dating back to at least the 14th century, this dish has been a staple of American and British cuisine for ages. And for good reason! It’s perfect as a side dish during the holidays, delicious as a regular weeknight meal, and super easy to prepare and customize. While non-vegan mac n’ cheese can often be full of dairy products such as butter and cheese, this vegan version uses vegetables, legumes, and sunflower seeds, and mustard as the base for the sauce. How awesome is that?!
There are countless ways to cook up a vegan version of macaroni and cheese. You could use vegan cheese, butter, and milk to melt together with pasta elbows for a delectable dinner. You could stick with a simple boxed vegan mac if you’re looking for a super simple meal. But what’s great about this recipe is that you get the pleasure of mixing a variety of staple ingredients into something that’s not only delicious but packed with a decent amount of nutrients.
From the protein-packed garbanzo beans to the mighty cool carrots, this sauce is popping with plant-based power!
The wonderful thing about this dish is that it’s perfect for serving as a side or sprucing up to be a main course. Need some tips for dressing up your vegan mac? We’ve got you covered!
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Pasta is wonderful for batch cooking so you have easy meals throughout the week! You can keep this vegan mac in an airtight container for three to four days in the fridge. If you’re keen on freezing, we’d recommend keeping the pasta separate from the sauce so you have an easier time with reheating. Keep the pasta in a freezer-safe container and keep the sauce in a freezer-safe bag or canning jar.
Vegan Mac n’ Cheese recipe shared with permission from The Dairy Detox from The Dairy Freedom Cookbook. Photo by Nicole Axworthy. Article written by Michelle Cehn and edited by Amanda Meth. Please note that this article may contain affiliate links which supports our work at World of Vegan.