Just about every American kid grew up eating boxed macaroni and cheese. This classic dish may be comforting and tasty, but sadly, this highly processed food is lacking in nutrition. Fortunately, we can still enjoy this American staple with healthier recipes, even vegan versions. I know these fun Vegan Mac and Cheese Muffins will be a hit with adults and children alike.
Finding healthy versions of pasta can be a challenge. Most of them are made with processed, bleached flours. I like Banza Pasta because it is not only 100% gluten free, but it tastes so much better than other gluten free pastas. It is made with 90% chick peas, which means it has a healthy dose of protein and fiber and fewer net carbs than other pastas. Plus, it cooks up nicely in a variety of recipes, from salads to casseroles, to these Vegan Mac and Cheese Muffins!
Add a cool Vegan Broccoli Salad to complete your meal!
1 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 cup milk of choice (I used unflavored, unsweetened almond milk)
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
6 oz. shredded vegan cheese (I used Daiya cheddar shreds)
1 tablespoon vegan butter