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Creamy Macaroni & "Cheese"

What you need: 

Macaroni and Cheese:
16 ounces elbow macaroni
3 tablespoons vegan buttery spread
1 cup white onion, chopped
3 medium cloves garlic, minced
8 ounces vegan cream cheese, softened
2 1/2 cups unsweetened nondairy milk (I use almond)
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
pinch cayenne pepper
pinch black pepper
3 cups shredded vegan cheddar cheese (I use Daiya) Topping:
1/4 cup vegan buttery spread
1 cup panko
1 teaspoon dried dill
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme

What you do: 

1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350º F. Lightly grease a 9x13” glass baking dish and set aside.
2. Begin by melting 3 tablespoons vegan buttery spread in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, for 3-5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
3. Reduce heat to low and add cream cheese, milk, nutritional yeast, salt, paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and cheddar cheese, stirring frequently until mixture is thoroughly combined and cheeses are melted.
4. Remove from heat and add cooked pasta, stirring until pasta is evenly coated. Pour into prepared baking dish and set aside. For the topping, melt the vegan buttery spread over medium heat.
5. Add panko, dill and thyme, stirring until combined, about 1 minute. Turn off heat and pour topping evenly over pasta mixture. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until mixture is bubbly and topping is light golden brown.
Source of recipe: Macaroni and cheese has always been one of my favorite foods growing up so I decided to create a vegan version that is creamy and cheesy.

Preparation Time: 
about 30 minutes, Cooking time: 20-30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
20-30 minutes
Servings: 
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I have tried a lot of recipes on vegweb and all have been good. This recipe is FANTASTIC! The leftovers are even better! Thank you for sharing this recipe. This will be one of our staples.

Aww that's great! I'm so glad you liked it, ladywaters!  ;)b

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I have tried a lot of recipes on vegweb and all have been good. This recipe is FANTASTIC! The leftovers are even better! Thank you for sharing this recipe. This will be one of our staples.

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I've been craving some Mac-N-"Cheese" for quite some time, so i made this recipe tonight, and it was really good! I even tasted it before being baked and i could just tell it was going to taste even better when finished. Thanks for the great recipe  :)

Thanks Nevahed. Glad you like it.  :)

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I've been craving some Mac-N-"Cheese" for quite some time, so i made this recipe tonight, and it was really good! I even tasted it before being baked and i could just tell it was going to taste even better when finished. Thanks for the great recipe  :)

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Wow- I have cooked me some vegan mac n chz recipes and then some- this was really awesome.  Super creative with the thyme and dill breading- great touch.  This is great for that great old comfort food, and nice to try something other than nutritional yeast mac n chs.  I didn't use daiya for the cheese but I will next time so that it melts all the way.  Thanks for this!  It will become a regular around our house.  The seven year old loved it!

Thanks jordanrayne! So glad you liked it!!!

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This menu more palatable.
I will try to learn to cook this.
Thanks for the gastronomy. ;)b
I can cook Thai. If it is international cuisine, I still have to try more. 8-)

Haha, no problem, thbikes.  ;)b

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Made this for my meat eating fiancee and his family and they all LOVED IT!!! The only change I made was to omit the salt completely. They all agreed that it was just as good if not better than regular mac and cheese. I will def be making this again! THXS!!! :)>>>

Great! I'm so glad to hear that!  >:D

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Wow- I have cooked me some vegan mac n chz recipes and then some- this was really awesome.  Super creative with the thyme and dill breading- great touch.  This is great for that great old comfort food, and nice to try something other than nutritional yeast mac n chs.  I didn't use daiya for the cheese but I will next time so that it melts all the way.  Thanks for this!  It will become a regular around our house.  The seven year old loved it!

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This menu more palatable.
I will try to learn to cook this.
Thanks for the gastronomy. ;)b
I can cook Thai. If it is international cuisine, I still have to try more. 8-)

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Made this for my meat eating fiancee and his family and they all LOVED IT!!! The only change I made was to omit the salt completely. They all agreed that it was just as good if not better than regular mac and cheese. I will def be making this again! THXS!!! :)>>>

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