Legit Dairy Free Mac and Cheese! (Grain/Egg/Gluten Free)
Mac and Cheese is my favorite thing in the world. So after typing up my worlds best mac and cheese recipe.. I realized I couldn’t leave the dairy free crowd hanging. So I ran back into the kitchen and started creating what I consider to be the best tasting dairy free cheese sauce I have ever had. You could trick just about anyone into thinking it’s the real thing due to its flavor and texture and color! This recipe makes a much smaller batch than my other recipe- so if you plan to make this for a crowd I would double or triple accordingly. I’m sharing a smaller batch as this recipe is healthy enough to eat more often.
Please note you MUST use my homemade almond milk for this cheese sauce to turn out properly. I tested out store bought and it wasn’t creamy enough to turn out that way I wanted.
8-12 oz. of pasta (Gluten Free/Grain Free or Regular)
8 slices of bacon cooked till crispy and chopped
Dairy Free Cheese Sauce
1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 1/3 cup homemade almond milk
1/4 cup tapioca or Arrowroot Starch
1 tbsp chickpea miso paste (optional- its added for flavor)
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp mustard powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/8- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (1/8-isnt spicy - the full 1/4 tsp gives it a spicy kick)
1 tsp turmeric powder
1. Boil pasta of choice, strain and rinse with cold water. Set aside. Meanwhile make sure you have a batch of homemade almond milk available or make some from page00.
2. Cook the bacon- chop and set aside.
3. Make the cheese sauce- Add all the cheese ingredients to a medium pot on medium heat and whisk for about 5 minutes until thick. Do not turn the heat up to high or the cheese will break and lose its elastic cheesy texture. Don’t try to speed up the 5 minutes by turning up the heat.
4. Stir the pasta and cheese together and sprinkle the bacon on top. Serve immediately.
Note: Due to the nature of this dairy free cheese if you want it to maintain a "stringy" (for a lack of better words) texture -then don't ever bake it. High heat is your enemy when it comes to this nondairy cheese.
Egg Free: yes
Nut Free: no
Dairy Free: yes
Low Carb: no
Sugar Free: yes
Aip Friendly: no
21 Day Sugar Detox: yes
Ketogenic Diet: no