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Baked Vegan Broccoli Mac and Cheese

After I found this cheese sauce, I started actively searching for ways to use it, since everyone loved it so much. Since my kids were already addicted to dairy-based mac and cheese, I thought why not toss something together they’ll love and their bodies will love too? Enter Baked Vegan Broccoli Mac and Cheese.

It was a hit, and it’s easily customizable. I even doused my serving with Frank’s Red Hot to spice it up a bit. What else can we do with this? Old Bay seasoning maybe? Add some tomatoes? How about some beefless crumbles for a “meaty” flavor?

You’re welcome to experiment with this and let me know how it went in the comments! I’ll do the same.

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Vegan Ricotta Cheese

Disclaimer: this vegan ricotta cheese recipe is made from nuts and is very rich. This is not – I repeat – this is not on the low-fat or diet menu. But holy hell it’s good.

I grabbed this recipe from Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just for You and have used it in lasagna as well as baked ziti. Although it’s not low-fat, it’s a much healthier substitute than the congealed oil disgustingness you’ll find in store-bought vegan ricotta cheese.

Warning: Don’t eat too much of this or you’ll end up laying on the couch holding your belly, feeling like you gorged yourself like I do — every time. It’s so worth it though.

Makes about 3 cups.

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Creamy Versatile Instant Pot Cheese Sauce

I’ve tried a lot of different “cheese” sauces, and this is my favorite. It’s becoming a staple in our house. We use it on vegetables, baked potatoes, Mexican dishes, and even as queso with chips. It’s really versatile. I’ve also used this in mac and cheese and thickened small batches up with tapioca starch for grilled cheese sandwiches!

This recipe is for the basic version. If you’re looking for something spicy, like for nachos, add diced jalapeños or some chipotle spice.

This makes about 5 cups.

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