Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese with Maitake Mushroom
- 1 package gluten-free macaroni (12-18 oz works best for this recipe)
- 2-3 cans full fat coconut milk
- 1 cup vegetable stock
- 1 cup nutritional yeast
- 1/2 cup gluten-free Panko crumbs plus 2 tbsp vegan butter
- 1/2 cup vegan butter
- 2-3 tbsp dijon mustard
- 6 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp Maitake extract
- 1 tsp ground mustard seed
- 2 tbsp Vegan shredded parmesan cheese ( we love Follow Your Heart brand)
- 3 tsp garlic powder
- 3 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp smoked or regular paprika
- 1 tsp sea salt (or more to taste)
- 1 tsp pepper (or more to taste)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees celsius or 750 Fahrenheit. Follow the instructions on your package of pasta cook for the instructed amount of time. Drain and set aside.
- In a large dutch oven or pot melt the butter in the pan over low heat. Once butter is completely melted add the all-purpose flour and whisk together ingredients.
- Next, add in the cans of coconut milk along with veggie stock and Maitake Mushroom (if your package of pasta is between 12-16 oz I suggest you use 2 cans of coconut milk and 3 for 18 oz). Continue whisking until sauce begins to boil (this may take up to 5 minutes but I promise it’ll be worth it). Remove from heat and continue whisking for an additional minute.
- Begin adding the ground mustard seed dijon mustard (if you only used two cans of coconut milk use 2 tbsp of dijon and 3 if you used 3 cans) onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, nutritional yeast and smoked paprika.
- Whisk until all ingredients are fully combined.
- Mix in the pasta and toss to fully coat and set aside.
- In a small pan over low heat add in 2 tbsp of butter. Once butter is completely melted, mix in Panko crumbs and turn off the heat.
- Pour the pasta into a baking dish and evenly sprinkle the Panko bread crumbs and shredded parmesan over the pasta. Place in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until the top layer is golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy your delicious Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese with Maitake Mushroom!