VEGAN Macaroni and “Cheese” Casserole

(from kylerhea’s recipe box)

This casserole is perfect for children, and it reheats beautifully. The flavor is very mild, and you may wish to intensify the seasonings. Be sure to check the labels of the nutritional yeast carefully, as some contain whey or honey.
Total calories per serving: 404
Fat: 12 grams


Serves 5 people

Categories: Comfort Food, November2012, Pasta & Macaroni, Vegan, Vegetarian


  • 2 Tablespoons vegan margarine or oil
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon unbleached white flour
  • 1 cup rice milk or soy milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon tahini
  • Seasoned salt and black pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces macaroni, cooked according to package directions
  • One 14-1/2-ounce can chopped tomatoes, packed in juice
  • 1/2 medium zucchini, grated
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 2 Tablespoons minced parsley
  • Paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Melt 2 tablespoons margarine in skillet and sauté onion until soft. Whisk in flour and cook one minute, stirring constantly. Add rice milk and cook until thickened.

  3. Remove from heat and whisk in mustard, Worcester-shire, nutritional yeast, tahini, seasoned salt, and pepper. Stir in macaroni, tomatoes (with their juice), and zucchini.

  4. Spread mixture in a casserole dish. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, 1 tablespoon oil, and parsley. Sprinkle over macaroni. Sprinkle paprika over casserole.

  5. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until heated through.

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