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Macaroni & Cheese (a genuine imitation)

What you need: 

2 cup macaroni
1 tablespoon soy margarine
1 tablespoon flour
3 cup soy milk
4 oz. Soymage cheddar cheese substitute (Important! Must use Soymage!)
1 small clove garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
paprika

What you do: 

Cook pasta until barely tender; drain and set aside.
Melt margarine in a saucepan and add flour. Slowly add the soy milk, constantly whisking the mixture. If the consistency is not thick enough, slowly sprinkle in some flour, starting with 1/2 T and adding more if necessary. Meanwhile, continue whisking. Add cheese, garlic, onion, parsley, salt, and pepper. Whisk until sauce is thick and smooth.
Combine sauce and pasta, and sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 375 degrees in a greased casserole dish for at least 30 minutes. I like a nicely golden crust, so I bake it for a bit longer. Yum.
Note: I never use a recipe for this dish, so the ingredient amounts might be a little off. Adjust as necessary. I've tried endlessly to find a good vegan cheese substitute for macaroni and cheese, and Soymage is the best. This dish is much better than those recipes with nutritional yeast, and any ex-mac & cheese afficionado vegan will definitely be satisfied!

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2-4
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

This is a great recipe after tweaking!  I use half the amount of onion, 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of white pepper, and my favorite soy cheese slices.  I leave out the paprika. It is a staple at home and I love it.  thank you Molly!

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