Monday, August 19

The Creamiest Mac & Cheese Ever: Dairy free and Gluten free *AND GIVEAWAY!

Do you miss the creamy mac and cheese you always knew and loved due to food allergies or an intolerance to dairy?  Well, did I find a recipe for YOU! 

I haven't made mac and cheese with "real" cow's milk cheese, milk and butter for at least 3 years now (since we found out Little Guy had food allergies to cow's milk among other things). I've been making another gluten free and vegan mac and cheese recipe as a substitute. It's definitely a tasty dish, but the mac and cheese from Daiya's recipe page is my new favorite.  It's completely rich, creamy and decadent. YUM.


vegan mac and cheese

Here are the ingredients I used:

  • Gluten-free quinoa pasta
  • Ricemilk
  • Daiya cheddar style shreds
  • Vegan Gourmet cream cheese
  • Earth balance "butter"

vegan mac and cheese

It's just about the easiest gluten-free and dairy-free easy mac you could make. You just make and drain the pasta, add the cream cheese and melt it in the same pot, add the cheese in small portions, then add the butter and milk. 

Note on 12/2/13: Sadly, Daiya removed the recipe and I never copied it down!  My next "to-do" is to try to recreate this recipe and post it soon!

vegan mac and cheese

I gave Little guy a nice plate of his dairy-free mac and cheese along with some broccoli and bean salad (yes I make this bean salad a lot, but little guy likes it a lot!). He LOVED everything, and said the mac and cheese was mmmm, creamy.
vegan mac and cheese

I froze the rest of the mac and cheese on a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper.  I separated them into small portions, and once they were frozen I put them in a freezer bag in the freezer. I love having serving size portions of ready-made mac and cheese that are easy to pop in the microwave and eat!
vegan mac and cheese


Leave a comment below before Friday, August 23, 2013 about your favorite meal made with Daiya, or how you'd like to use it!  I'll randomly choose one comment and mail you 5 Daiya coupons for free Daiya products.

Although Daiya did send me coupons to try their cheese (which I actually already used and depended on!), Daiya did not sponsor this post. My views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.

39 comments:

oopsudroppedthis said...

I have only tried the mozzarella Daiya for vegan pizza. I can't wait to try the mac and cheese recipe. Thanks for posting it!

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

Yes, we also love mozzarella Daiya for vegan pizza!

Christina Holt said...

Love the recipe- sometimes I miss the creamy/fatty texture in my meals. Daiya Mozzerella on blue corn chips and black beans is my treat.

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

Mmmm, sounds like an awesome nacho treat Christina!

Gratefulfoodie said...

Very inspiring!! Yum! Even though my son just passed his baked cheese food challenge, we are not ready for dairy mac and cheese!

This looks SOOOO yummy! Going to try it for sure.

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

It's such good news that he passed! Congrats! This recipe is a great alternative, even for cow's milk cheese lovers :)

jewelfox said...

I like to make grilled cheese sandwiches with the slices. It certainly tastes better than some of the dairy alternatives.

gards said...

This... looks... AMAZING! I have yet to find a good dairy free mac & cheese recipe. Never thought to use Rice Milk. I can't wait to try it!

gards said...

This...looks...AMAZING! I have yet to find a good dairy free mac and cheese recipe. Never thought to use Rice Milk. And I LOVE Daiya! Can't wait to try it!!

indigochronicles said...

Wow, that mac and cheese looks fantastic! I can't wait to try to make it. Daiya is such a revolutionary product; I use it for everything from grilled cheese sandwiches to vegan "chicken" parmesan, and it melts perfectly every single time. Love it!!!

Mere said...

For my mac and cheese I've just been using Daiya cheddar style shreds with a little bit of pasta water. This sounds so much better! Can't wait to try it!

Mere said...

For my mac and cheese I've just been using Daiya cheddar style shreds with a little bit of pasta water. This sounds so much better! Can't wait to try it!

metà sorella said...

I've used Daiya for an enchilada bake recipe before and was really pleased with the results. I'd love to try it with this creamy mac & cheese recipe...the pics have my mouth watering!

Michelle D. said...

I've used Daiya before for an enchilada bake recipe and was really pleased with the results. I'd love to try it to make this creamy mac & cheese recipe...it looks and sounds delicious!

Kristen said...

The mac and cheese from the Chicago Vegan Company is amazing. I've only tried Daiya for pizza, too. I wonder how they compare for this!

graefin said...

I like Daiya especially mixed in with chili or, of course, on pizza! I use the shreds the most but am liking the slices a lot also.

graefin said...

I like Daiya mixed into chili and, of course, also on top of pizza! I also like making roesti with it. I use the shreds most often but am liking the slices quite a bit too.

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

I love the slices too! We just found them in our local stores, and I'm so happy to have the slice option now.

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

Yes, rice milk works great! Hope you try and enjoy it!

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

Oooh, I haven't tried it with chicken parm yet. Yum.

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

Yes, my other recipe is just about the same. This is MUCH creamier and decadent.

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

Send me the recipe! Sounds awesome!

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

yum!

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

I'll have to check out the Chicago Vegan Company!

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

Daiya on chili and pizza are awesome too. I agree about the slices!

renata said...

Love Daiya cheese melted on a homemade veggie pizza with mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, olives and peppers!

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

Now that sounds awesome! We love pizza around here.

carrie @chockababy said...

I have yet to try it! I bet my daughter would love this though! I hope to try some Daiya soon :)

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

Yes, my son loves it!

Ray said...

Shredded cheese goes great on my baked potato or dinner tacos!

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

yum!

G said...

I'd also enjoy trying Daiya wrapped in my omelet with tomatoes and spinach!
Georgiana

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

Sounds SO good. I wish I could give my Little Guy eggs, but we make do without them!

Nichole Krueger said...

The link is broken! Could you share the recipe please? My son misses mac & cheese tremendously and would love to try this!

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

Hi Nichole,
You're right, Daiya changed their recipe page. I've emailed a Daiya representative to try to get the recipe for you! In the meantime, here's my other mac and cheese recipe that works nicely. It's not as creamy as this one, but we find it satisfies our mac and cheese craving too!

http://www.mamacado.com/2012/10/vegan-and-gluten-free-mac-and-cheese.html

Lp said...

Whenever you find the recipe again, would you please post it? Thanks!

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

Lp - I definitely will. On my to do list to recreate this recipe!

Lp said...

Oh, one more thing: in your picture you don't use daiya cream cheese, but that's all I have. It should work though, right? Thanks again!

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

LP - I'm sure Daiya will work just fine! I don't think Daiya cream cheese was available in my grocery store when I made this. Consider yourself lucky you can find it!

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