March 1, 2010

Country-Style Mac and "Nooch" Casserole


This delicious dish came about completely by accident when I was trying to make my classic Creamy Mac N "Nooch" Casserole and discovered that I had run out of soy sauce. Instead of dashing to store to buy some, I made a few adjustments and turned out what tastes like something you'd eat at a country barbecue picnic. It was really yummy! Give it a try.

1 lb macaroni noodles (quinoa elbows work great!)
1 1/2 cups unsweetened soy milk
1 cup veggie or no-chicken broth
1/2 cup vegetable oil (or whichever oil you prefer)
1 1/2 cups nutritional yeast ("nooch")
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
1/8 cup fresh or dried parsley (optional)
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1 box silken firm or extra-firm tofu
1/2 cup Japanese bread crumbs
5 slices of cooked vegan bacon, chopped
Dash of cayenne pepper
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Prepare noodles according to package directions.
  • In blender combine all ingredients (except noodles, bacon and bread crumbs)
  • Pour liquid mixture over cooked noodles and stir together. 
  • Put the whole mess into a casserole dish and top with bread crumbs and chopped bacon
  • Stick in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Remove and enjoy.

4 comments:

Zucchini Breath said...

mm-mm-good! i hope you are feeling better and congratulations on winning the candida cleanse outfit. I was trying for that one! :D
Cheers!

kirsten said...

One word...YUM!
wait that's 3...
:P

Kelly said...

So happy to hear you are on the mend! Mmmm, mac n' cheese with nooch--the perfect vegan comfy food! I have heard so much about the juicer, you make me more curious now--seriously, you love it? But glad you are back!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

great eats girl!
sorry youve been so sick, thanks for all your contest entries...you're awesome!