Mac & Cheese

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Ingredients

  • 16 oz. dry pasta I used rigatoni
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 2 garlic cloves diced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 cups unsweetened plain non-dairy milk
  • 8 oz. vegan cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup vegan parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp. white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • dash of tabasco to taste
  • Optional Toppings: parmesan tabasco, parsley, red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package instructions. Drain and place pot back on the stove over medium-low heat.
  2. Add butter to the pan. Once butter has melted, add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add flour and whisk until smooth and bubbly.
  3. Stir in milk 1/2 cup at a time, whisking constantly. Once heated through and thickened, add cream cheese and whisk until smooth. Add parmesan, white pepper, ground mustard, garlic powder, lemon juice, salt, pepper and tabasco. Stir to combine and taste sauce. Adjust seasoning as needed.*
  4. Add pasta to sauce and stir to combine.
  5. Serve with any of the optional toppings and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Need some acidity? Add in more lemon juice. Want it a little spicier? A few more hits of tabasco should do the trick.