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Cheesy Vegan Pasta Recipe

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The Cheesiest Vegan Pasta Recipe

This has to be one of the most indulgent cheesy recipe yet. Using vegan cheese instead of traditional, it’s the closest thing to mac and cheese you’ll find. Keeping the recipe super simple, this cheesy pasta will hopefully become a staple in your cupboard.


Ingredients Breakdown

Vegan Cheese – For this recipe I’ve used a vegan cheddar (Violife) which you can find either grated or sold as a block cheese. It’s one of the most available products to find here in the U.K but please feel free to use which ever product if your personal favourite.

Olive Oil – Using a good quality olive oil is key with this. It acts as a fat and really helps create that silky smooth texture for the pasta to bubble away and absorb.

Smoked Paprika – Smoked paprika is such a key ingredient within most of my dishes. The beautiful smoked flavour really compliments the cheese and just gives a little bit of depth the the dish.

Cornflour- This ingredient is gluten free and acts as a thickener to the sauce. It’s a great ingredient to have for soups, stocks and sauces such as this one. It really helps bind the ingredients together and create a thicker texture.

Nutritional Yeast- This is an optional ingredient, so don’t worry if you don’t have it to hand. It’s a brilliant ingredient that adds a slightly cheesy taste to dishes. I use it within pesto recipes (find here) 


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Cheesy vegan pasta recipe

Cheesy Vegan Pasta

Plant based cheesy pasta recipe. Made using vegan cheese, this is so rich in texture and flavour. The closest thing to macaroni cheese flavour since going vegan. Swap out the pasta for macaroni to make the traditional dish.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 23 mins
Servings 4 People

Ingredients
  

  • 250 g macaroni
  • Pinch salt

For the sauce

  • 75 ml olive oil | ½ cup
  • 400 ml oat milk | just less than 2 cups
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast optional
  • 4 cloves garlic substitute for 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cracked black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 100 g grated vegan cheese |1 cup

Optional topping:

  • 4 brussels sprouts optional
  • 12 clove minced garlic
  • pinch of salt

Instructions
 

  • Bring the pasta to boil in a pot of water with a pinch of salt
  • *options for the garlic* you can finely chop and fry the garlic before adding to the sauce, or just add the whole cloves to the sauce to infuse with the flavour and remove after a few minutes before adding to the pasta.
  • Either using a whisk or a blender, add all of the ingredients to make the sauce (apart from the vegan cheese) and mix until smooth
  • Add the sauce mix to a pot and place on a low - medium heat, adding the grated vegan cheese until melted - careful not to bring to a simmer
  • Drain off the cooked pasta then add the cheese sauce and mix until coated

Notes

Optional topping:
Peel off the leaves from the brussels sprouts then add to a pan with a ½ tsp olive oil, the minced garlic and salt and fry for around 5 minutes then add to the top of the pasta
Add a drizzle of truffle oil to make this the most indulgent dish yet!
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