Spicy Macaroni & Cheese

Al dente pasta in a smokey, spicy vegan cheese sauce (I realise it’s penne, not macaroni, but let’s just pretend it’s macaroni). This would also make a great dip for tortilla chips, just serve it warm rather than hot. I got both the chilli and jalapeno cheddar by Sheese and the mozzarella style shreds by Daiya from Sainsbury’s. Alternatively, Tesco also sell a chilli and jalapeno cheddar and shredded vegan mozzarella

Yeild; Four servings (418kcal per serving) Cook time; 15 minutes

You’ll need;

  1. 20g/0.7oz non-dairy margarine
  2. 20g/0.7oz plain flour
  3. 400ml non-dairy unsweetened plant milk, warmed
  4. 65g/2.3oz non-dairy chilli and jalapeno cheddar
  5. 35g/1oz non-dairy mozzarella
  6. Two teaspoons of smoked paprika
  7. One teaspoon of chilli powder (use whichever strength you prefer)
  8. Half a teaspoon of sriracha (optional)
  9. Salt and black pepper to taste
  10. 300g/10.5oz (dry weight) pasta


  • To cut the cook time down to 15 minutes, make the sauce and boil the paste at the same time
  • In a small saucepan over a medium heat, melt the margarine. Next add the flour and whisk for around three minutes
  • Add the milk, a little at a time, whisking constantly. Once the milk has been incorporated add in everything apart from the pasta (boil the pasta in a large saucepan while making the sauce)
  • Once the cheese has melted check for seasoning and add salt and black pepper to taste
  • Once the pasta is cooked, drain it well then stir through the sauce and serve. Top with a little more smoked paprika if you wish

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