Meatless Monday: Grown Up Mac & Cheese with Tomatoes

Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese

I grew up with macaroni and cheese being one of my absolute favorite foods, so when my boyfriend suggested that we make it, I didn’t object. We made a recipe from Food Network called Grown Up Mac & Cheese. We didn’t use bacon or blue cheese. Instead of the blue cheese we substituted a little ricotta (I’m just not a blue cheese fan). We also added tomato slices on top to add a little more flavor to the dish. The result was delicious! I’d definitely make this again and maybe even incorporate some broccoli next time.

Do you have a favorite mac & cheese recipe? What do you like to put in your mac & cheese?

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4 responses to “Meatless Monday: Grown Up Mac & Cheese with Tomatoes

  1. That looks decadent! I’ve tried a few vegan mac n cheese recipes, but even the Daiya + plain almond milk recipe that several people swore was identical to the real thing…really wasn’t. I don’t make mac n cheese often, but my favorite recipe uses caramelized onions, swiss, parm, and a little gorgonzola. Just a bit of the gorgonzola adds a nice depth to the flavor (and I don’t usually like blue cheese, either).

  2. I have to agree I’ve substituted Daiya in recipes like baked ziti and its good, but different. Definitely not the same at all—not much compares to real cheese. Your mac n cheese recipe with caramelized onions and three cheeses sounds delicious, I’ll have to try that sometime! Thanks for you comment!

  3. Mmmm… Mac and Cheese is still a food staple for my kids, and I am vowing not to purchase the boxed packages anymore (what is in that orange power anyway?!). So I will definately try this recipe! The homemade one I tried before was a bit bland and bleh.

  4. Yeah – that orange powder is so gross! Real mac n cheese is the best! I think you’ll like this recipe – the tomatoes and breadcrumbs really make it extra special. Thanks for your comment :)

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