Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Recipe: Gluten-Free, Vegan Mac'n'Cheese

When I learned that I could no longer eat dairy, I panicked.  No more creamy comfort foods?  No more mac'n'cheese?!  What was I going to do?  Fortunately, there are some pretty awesome (corn free) cheese substitutes out there and with a little help from the internet, I was able to hobble together a pretty amazing Mac'n'faux-cheese.

Gluten-Free, Vegan Mac'n'Cheese

4 cups dry gf pasta (such as Tinkyada shells)
drizzle olive oil
1 onion, diced
4 tbsp rice flour
2 cups rice milk
7 oz follow your heart cheddar, shredded
5 oz follow your heart mozzarella, shredded
1 tbsp dijon mustard
2 tbsp nutritional yeast

Heat oven to 350 degrees

1) In large sauce pan, cover pasta with water, bring to a boil, then simmer until al dente.
2) Meanwhile, heat olive oil in large pan.  Add onion and sautee until tender.  
3) Add rice flour and stir until well combined.
4) Add rice milk one cup at a time and stir continually, simmering until thickened.
5) Add shredded cheeses and stir until cheeses have melted completely. 
6) Stir in mustard and nutritional yeast.
7) Place pasta in 2 qt casserole dish.
8) Pour sauce on top of pasta and toss until well combined.  
9)  Bake for 30-35 minutes until bubbly and slightly browned on top.  

*optional: before baking, top with crushed rice crackers or rice breadcrumbs for extra crunch if desired


  1. I am so glad that you are finding recipes to help you with your specific allergies!


  2. Look at you go! Just to refresh my memory, are you allergic to dairy? If you have to avoid cow's milk like I do, and if it is feasible for your situation, consider MANCHEGO cheese from sheep's milk. It's really mild and has great flavor and it also melts wonderfully. I use it on EVERYTHING from homemade pizzas to salads to brushcetta and straight up with a cracker. YUM! It's a bit expensive (imported from Spain) but it's the only REAL cheese I can have that won't kill me!!!!

    Nicole @ Three 31

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