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White Truffle Vanilla Vegan Mac and Cheese

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4-5
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Description

This vegan mac and cheese is different than you’re used to with a hint of truffles & vanilla that really balances the flavour and creaminess perfectly.


Ingredients

6 servings pasta or noodles of choice

2 tbsp. vegan butter

1 medium-sized white onion, finely chopped

3 tbsp. nutritional yeast

1 tsp vanilla bean powder – Moutain Rose Herbs

1 /2 White Truffle Oil

⅛ teaspoon nutmeg

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

season with salt + pepper to taste

2 1/2 cup soy, almond or oat milk

2 tbsp. corn starch (mix with 1/4 cup of water, make sure it’s well combined)

2 1/2 cups vegan meltable cheese, shredded

3 tbsp. bread crumbs

bread crumbs


Instructions

Preheat your oven to 400F.

Cook pasta or noodles of choice as per package instructions.  Be sure to generously salt water before adding pasta to pot.  Just before it’s ready to strain add in your asparagus and cook till al dente.

Heat a large skillet on low-medium heat and add butter.  Cook for 30 seconds or until melted and then add the onions to the skillet.  Cook for around 6-7 minutes or until golden. Add nutritional yeast, vanilla bean powder, white truffle oil, nutmeg, turmeric and season to taste.  Stir everything till well combined and increase heat to high before adding your milk of choice.  Cook till boiling, add your corn starch then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.  It is now time for the fun part.  Add 2 cups of the cheese to the mixture and stir till everything is well combined and stringy.  Once you reach your desired cheesy consistency remove from heat and set aside. Feel free to add more or less cheese.

Strain your pasta and asparagus and transfer to a 13″L x 7.75″W x 2.25″H baking dish.  To the same dish, pour over your cheese sauce and stir till everything is well coated.  This will be a satisfying experience, enjoy it! Top the pasta with the bread crumbs and leftover cheese and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. The cheese with start to bubble and that’s when you know it’s ready to dig in.

Let it cool slightly before serving! Enjoy with garlic bread and fresh salad!


Notes

Make sure you use Mountain Rose Herbs Vanilla Powder versus the typical liquid vanilla we are usually used to

Find a vegan cheese that is great for melting. I used Daiya because their Cutting Board Collection is the best and melts so good

Use a good quality truffle oil