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Ready-made Vegan Macaroni Cheese

gluten free
wheat free
kid friendly

This can be made in single or multiple quantities easily

Serves: 1-4

Ready-made Vegan Macaroni Cheese

Again, not so much a recipe as product information for those of you exploring the new and wonderful world of vegan food! We offer three variants... 

 

1. Ready-mades. At time of writing, Sainsbury's Free From Macaroni Cheese Style, Waitrose, Tesco Wicked and Amy's Kitchen are each truly ready-made, a vegan ping meal - but they each need to be served with a big plate of greens and/or salad to make them a balanced, healthy meal! (We estimate that there will be more such vegan ping meals on the shelves soon!)
2. Free & Easy Sauce Mix is very quick - cook some pasta and make the cheesy sauce mix from a tub (very simple) + a couple of extra ingredients.
3. The third version - Vegusto Cheese Sauce - needs cooked pasta too - but the sauce is instant, it just needs heating up.

 

And of course, if you have a few more minutes, click here for this easy recipe - it's all made in a blender then heated up to thicken and mixed in with cooked hot pasta.  

Ingredients: 

Ready-made (eg Amy's Kitchen or Sainsbury's) 

1 pack of ready-made vegan Mac & Cheese per person
1 portion of green or mixed vegetables - steamed or microwaved
Mixed salad or tomato salad

 

Free & Easy Sauce Mix Version (GF, nut free)
1 portion of cooked pasta per person (macaroni or other short tubular pasta, eg penne) - use GF if appropriate
1 portion of sauce mix per person
Plant milk and water to stir in
2-3 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes per portion (Engevita brand)
1-2 tsp Dijon or other mustard per person
PInch or two of paprika per person
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 portion of green or mixed vegetables - steamed or microwaved
Mixed salad or tomato salad

 

Vegusto Cheese Sauce Version  (GF, nut and soya free)
1 portion cooked pasta per person (macaroni or other short tubular pasta, eg penne) - use GF if appropriate
1 portion Vegusto ready-made vegan cheese sauce per person
1 portion of green or mixed vegetables - steamed or microwaved
Mixed salad or tomato salad
Salt and black pepper. 

Method: 

Amy's Kitchen Version 
1. Heat the mac cheese according to the packet instructions.
2. Steam or microwave the greens and make the salad.
3. Serve the mac cheese and veg hot. Serve with the salad on the side. 
 

Free & Easy Sauce Mix Version (GF, nut free)
1. Put the pasta on to cook and also the vegetables.
2. Measure out the mix according to how many portions you're making. Put in a saucepan and whisk in the liquid (soya or other plant milk).
3. Stir in the mustard and nutritional yeast flakes. Bring to the boil until it thickens. Taste and adjust seasoning - eg more yeast flakes, more mustard, salt, black pepper
4. Make the salad and set aside. 
5. Drain the pasta, mix in the sauce and sprinkle with paprika and black pepper. 
 

Vegusto Cheese Sauce Version 
1. Put the pasta on to cook. 
2. Steam or microwave the vegetables. Make the salad and set aside. 
3. Heat the sauce in the microwave or in a small pan on top of the stove.
4. Drain the pasta, mix in the heated sauce and taste. Season if necessary.  

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