It makes me so happy when I find my favorite vegan junk foods on sale!!! It seems like people either love or hate the various kinds of vegan cheeses. Well, I am a huge fan of the Cheddar Mac & Cheese from Earth Balance.
I like this boxed mac n cheese firstly for it’s nostalgic value. When I was much younger, I loved a certain macaroni that came in a blue box (and Red Baron pizza!). Similarly, this one comes with a little packet of powdered cheese-type flavoring with an unusual orange hue. Just add it to the cooked pasta along with a couple tablespoons of margarine, and a few tablespoons of your favorite non-dairy milk.
I’ve had this twice now, and both times I ended up eating the entire thing myself. I’m sure you could fancy it up a little if you wanted to. For example:
-Replace 1 Tbsp of the margarine with Magic Vegan Bacon Grease and add some bacon-flavored bits.
-Substitute pureed pumpkin or vegan yogurt for non-dairy milk to make it extra creamy.
-Place finished product in a greased baking dish. Top with vegan Parmesan and seasoned breadcrumbs, and brown under the broiler.
-Add other vegan cheeses, such as Daiya Gouda-style, or Mozzarella Teese.
-Sneak in a little nutritional yeast, season with black pepper.
How do you like your mac n cheez?