Posted By: Mama Mangia 
Aug 15  # 1 of 5
Macaroni and "Cheese"

14 oz. uncooked elbow macaroni
4 cups water
10 oz. pkg soft silken tofu, drained
1 cup soymilk or rice milk
1/2 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
3 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp. turmeric (optional, see Note 3)
salt (to taste, see Note 2)
2 tbsp dairy-free margarine or canola oil (can be omitted)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (see Note 1). Boil macaroni in water until just underdone, drain, rinse in cold water. Blend tofu and soymilk in blender or food processor until smooth. Add tahini, nutritional yeast, turmeric and salt;mix until smooth. In large bowl, stir together macaroni and 'cheese' sauce. Place mixture in lightly oiled oven proof casserole; top with pats of margarine. Bake until golden and bubbly, about 20 minutes. Serves 10.

1) You do not need to bake it. I make this same recipe all the time without the baking step. Of course, one needs to cook the noodles longer if one isn't baking the dish.
2) If the flavor is not "cheese" like, then it needs more salt. Cheese is salty and when I first made this, I skimped on the salt and the flavor wasn't "right"
3) The turmeric is optional. This ingredient makes the dish "look" like real mac and cheese but it changes the flavor. For those who don't mind a "white" mac-n-cheese I would recommend leaving the turmeric out. It looks different but the flavor improvement is wonderful!
 Posted By: Ashworth3715 
Aug 18  # 2 of 5
sounds awesome deffinately giving this one a try. its such a pain finding stuff that actually tastes good for my daughter; we're in for a lifetime of fun. Lol she's only 11 months...
 Posted By: jpshaw 
Apr 1  # 3 of 5
I will try this. I will exchange Coffee Mate Original for the milk and use a salt sub to keep the sodium down though.
 Posted By: Sweetie 
May 19  # 4 of 5
Sounds very delicious, thank you Mama Mangia, you always share great recipes. :)
 Posted By: Mama Mangia 
May 19  # 5 of 5
You're very welcomed and thank you!