Two portions of macaroni cheese with a chilli and garlic crumb topping

Vegan Comfort Food: Macaroni Cheese with a Chilli and Garlic Crumb Topping

Good for: A spicy twist on this quick to prep crowd-pleaser

Suitable for Vegans
Difficulty Easy
Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 50 minutes


Nutrients per serving:

Energy Total fat Saturates Protein Fibre Carbs Sugar Salt
636 kcal 29 g 5.5 g 25 g 15 g 61 g 6 g 2 g

Ingredients:

*Available at Holland & Barrett in-store or online

Method

Step 1.
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and bring a large pan of salted water to the boil.

Step 2.
Cook the macaroni or pasta according to the packet instructions and drain.

Step 3.
In a small frying pan, add the olive oil, crushed garlic, herbs and chilli flakes and fry on a medium heat until fragrant.

Step 4.
Add in the breadcrumbs and mix well to combine. Fry until lightly golden.
Remove from the pan from the heat and set aside until needed.

Step 5.
In a large frying pan, melt the dairy-free spread and add in the diced onion.
Fry the onion until very soft before adding in the flour and mustard powder.
Cook for 1-2 minutes before turning off the heat.

Step 6.
Gradually whisk in the soya milk, making sure to avoid lumps.
Put back on the heat and bring to the boil.

Step 7.
Season with salt and pepper and then stir in the dairy-free cheddar and parmesan and allow to melt.

Step 8.
Add the cooked macaroni to the sauce and mix well.

Step 9.
Spoon the mixture into four individual ovenproof dishes or one large dish and sprinkle over the golden breadcrumbs.
Place in the oven for 20 minutes, or until bubbling, and serve immediately.

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