Vegan Maple Mac and Cheese


Mains / Vegan / Vegetarian

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6 portions
Metric Imperial

Ingredients

  • 2 cups macaroni

For the vegan cheese sauce

  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 cups unsweetened soya/oat milk
  • 4 tablespoons dairy-free margarine
  • 2 teaspoons English mustard
  • 1 ½ tablespoons + 3 teaspoons pure maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yeast extract
  • 0.8 cups vegan cheese, grated
  • Sea salt and black pepper for seasoning
  • 2/3 cups natural breadcrumbs

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Cook macaroni per packet instructions then drain and set aside 
  2. In a pan, heat milk and poach onions slowly for 5 minutes 
  3. Bring to the boil, remove from the heat, pass milk through a sieve, discard the onions and set aside 
  4. In another pan, melt margarine then stir in flour until it forms a thick paste
  5. Add warm milk, stirring all the time until smooth, and simmer for 10 minutes to cook out the flour 
  6. Stir in mustard, maple syrup, yeast extract and grated vegan cheese 
  7. Add macaroni to the sauce and stir fully to combine, season with sea salt and black pepper 
  8. Transfer mixture to a large ovenproof dish or 6 individual pots 
  9. Top with breadcrumbs and bake for 35 minutes until bubbling and breadcrumbs are browned and crispy 
  10. Leave to stand for a few minutes before serving 

A devilishly indulgent vegan mac and cheese with a creaminess to rival any dairy-based alternative! Our recipe is super easy to follow and of course, includes Canadian maple syrup for a touch of sweetness – the perfect comfort food to share, or not! 

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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