Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Super Cheesy Mac n Cheese Bake
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I also used their Mac n Cheese recipe from the website, with one change: I substituted 1.5 cups of broccoli for 1.5 c of pasta. Look at this beautiful thing!
I love my double broiler! Steam your veggies while you cook your pasta. Then just pour your pasta directly over the broccoli. Now it's ready to become dinner!
2 cups macaroni
1.5-2 cups finely chopped broccoli
1/2 cup vegan margarine
1/2 cup flour
3 1/2 cups boiling water
1-2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Pinch of turmeric
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup nutritional yeast flakes
Paprika, to taste
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Cook the elbow macaroni according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
In a saucepan, melt the margarine over low heat. Whisk in the flour. Continue whisking over medium heat until smooth and bubbly. Whisk in the boiling water, salt, soy sauce, garlic powder, and turmeric. Continue whisking until dissolved. Once thick and bubbling, whisk in the oil and the nutritional yeast flakes.
Mix 3/4 of the sauce with the noodles and place in a casserole dish. Cover with the remaining sauce and sprinkle with the paprika.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Broil for a few minutes until crisp.
Use a different vegetable!
Cover with bread crumbs before broiling.
Use all veggies, no pasta.
Add hot peppers!