Mayim Bialik’s Vegan Mac n Cheeze

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Looking at Mayim Bialik's resume I have to wonder what I have been doing with my time! Is there anything this woman doesn't do? She's not only an Emmy-nominated actress for CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, she also has a PhD in neuroscience! And she is a great cook and busy mother of two boys, who have been raised vegan.

In her cookbook, Mayim's Table she shares quick easy recipes that make it easy for busy parents to cook nutritious, healthy meals the whole family can enjoy. The best thing about her recipes is that they are totally fuss-free, super-easy, and inexpensive. There are over 100 plant based family recipes for breakfasts, snacks, lunches, dinners, and desserts that are both kid and parent-approved including: Fruity Oatmeal Muffins, Vegan Reuben Sandwiches, Brussels Sprouts Chips, Vegetable Risotto, Daiya-Style Pizzas, Zucchini Pie, Dilled Chickpea Burgers With Spicy Yogurt Sauce, Plum and Walnut Crisp. Challah Bread, Mandel Brodt (Jewish Biscotti) and this super easy Mac N Cheeze.

But, there's more than recipes in this book.Teaming up with pediatrician Dr. Jay Gordon (a prominent pediatrician and long-time member of the attending staff of UCLA’s Medical School) this cookbook debunks myths about raising a vegan family and provides essential information about vegan nutrition, must-haves for a plant based pantry, and strategies for meal planing and eating out.

This book has a lot of information for busy parents and tons of great recipes.

Mayim says of her mac n cheeze, "People often ask vegan children if they miss macaroni and cheese. With this recipe, your kids don’t have to miss out on the creamy comfort food many kids think comes from a box. The vegan cheese sauce can be poured and mixed directly into cooked pasta or baked in a casserole. Either way, it is an exceptionally yummy and satisfying dish you’ll find yourself making when you crave comfort food in a jiffy." I say, "Yum!"

Get your copy of Mayim’s Vegan Table.

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Mayim Bialik’s Vegan Mac n Cheeze

Mayim Bialik’s Vegan Mac n Cheeze

Serves 8 30 MINS
  • 1 (16-oz) pack gluten-free pasta (rigatoni, penne, shells, or macaroni)
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose gluten-free flour 
  • 1 (8-ounce) bag shredded mozzarella or cheddar vegan cheeze (I used Daiya)
  • 1/2 cup gluten free bread crumbs (optional)
  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain when al dente and place in a large bowl.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
  3. Heat 1 cup of the nondairy milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat. In a cup, whisk the flour into the remaining 1/4 cup of milk until dissolved. Add it slowly to the heated milk, whisking as you go. Add the shredded vegan cheese and stir constantly until the cheese is dissolved and the sauce is bubbly, about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour over the pasta mixture and stir to combine.
  5. If desired, place the pasta in a 9 by 13-inch casserole dish, and cover with the bread crumbs. Bake, covered, for 20 minutes. Uncover and broil until browned on top, about 5 minutes.

Recipe from Mayim’s Vegan Table by Mayim Bialik with Dr. Jay Gordon published by Da Capo Lifelong Books.
Photo by Trent Lanz and styling by Alicia Buszczak

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