FAST AND EASY VEGAN MAC &

 

  • Cooking Time: 30 secs to 2 minutes
  • Servings: 1
  • Preparation Time: 2-5 minutes

Ingredients

  • -1 cup cooked pasta of your choice
  • -Daiya dairy free wedge in either cheddar or jack style*
  • *(I started with cheddar, but now I use jack style-just a personal preference)
  • -Cooked vegetable of your choice, (optional, but I usually throw in cooked mushrooms)
  • -Whatever seasonings you prefer- (I just use black pepper)

Directions

  • Cut up your Daiya cheese wedge of choice, (I'm using jack style), into cubes, approx 1"-2".
  • Put cooked pasta into a microwave safe bowl
  • Add Daiya cubes
  • Add your preferred seasonings
  • Add your precooked preferred veggie, (I used mushrooms)
  • Microwave for 30 secs to 1 minute, (depending on your microwave), until daiya is melted.
  • Take out, stir, and enjoy!

Notes

I love love love mac & cheese.....after I went vegan, I thought I would never experience the yummy creamy texture of my homemade cheese sauce. I tried to duplicate it with Daiya Cheddar Shreds, non-dairy milk, flour, and (my) seasonings, but as much as I love Daiya shreds for so many other dishes, it just wasn't working for me in my "cheese" sauce.

And then...(drum roll please)...Daiya announced they had a new vegan cheese product, "wedges". Of course, I couldn't wait to try them, and finally my local Whole Foods had them in stock! Yippee....

So, one day, I was craving mac & cheese, but had no non-dairy milk. Hmm, what to do? I decided to try a short cut, (who doesn't love a short cut!??). I had some of the new Daiya Cheddar Wedges, so after I cooked my pasta, I cut them up into little squares, threw them into the bowl with the hot pasta, stuck the bowl in the microwave, and...(another drum roll)...super creamy, perfectly melted mac & cheese...

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