Mac n’ Chao Cheese

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Mac n’ Chao Cheese

This mind-blowing Mac n’ Cheese recipe was one of the first created with our Chao Slices, by our resident chef Tommy! He competed with this recipe in the 2014 Vegan Mac Showcase held by Vegan Iron Chef in Portland and it was an instant hit. Although our slices were designed with cold-cut deli and melt-style sandwiches in mind, they can be transformed into just about any melty-gooey dish. This is recipe is easy for any home cook to make and can impress your toughest foodie critic.

Cook Time:
20
Prep Time:
15
Yield:
8-10

Ingredients

For the sauce (shout-out to Wicked Healthy Food for the inspiration):
1 cup Raw cashews, soaked in water for couple hours then drained
2 1/2 cups Water
8 cloves Garlic, boiled until soft
1/2 Yellow onion, diced
1/4 cup White wine
3 TBS Nutritional yeast
1 TBS Red or white miso
1 tsp Onion powder
1 tsp Smoked paprika
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Mustard powder
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp Salt

For the mac:
1 lb Elbow pasta, dry
1 package Field Roast Creamy Original Chao Slices, diced
1/4 loaf Crusty sourdough bread
1 Field Roast Mexican Chipotle Sausage, crumbled
Fresh herbs such as oregano, dill and/or thyme (optional)
Roasted red and yellow peppers, sliced (optional)

Preparations

For the sauce:
In a pan over medium heat, sweat the onion, adding half of the wine about midway through cooking.

Move onions to blender and add remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth.

For the mac:
Preheat oven to 400°F.

Boil pasta until tender, drain, but do not rinse.

Combine cheese sauce, Chao Slices and cooked pasta and move to a baking dish.

Tear sourdough bread into small pieces and combine with crumbled Mexican Chipotle Sausage.

Top Mac & Chao with bread/sausage mixture and drizzle with olive oil.

Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes, until sauce is bubbling and topping gets crispy.

Remove from oven and garnish with fresh herbs and sliced peppers if desired.

Mac n’ Chao Cheese

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peggy lawson

Where can I find the Mac N Cheese CHAO?

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Field Roast

You've found it here in this recipe! We will also be launching a Mac n Chao in the beginning of next year. :)

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jo-jo bell

This is perfect for this rainy day! I will be making this tonight minus the sausage! Wow a whole package of cheese!!! I cannot wait! But i was also wondering when will the new frozen Mac n Chao be available in Southern/Central California? And where? Everywhere I hope, but will you be specific to somewhere like Whole Foods?
I live in Ventura and have a variety of stores that carry your products but none know of the release date of this new product, A lot of us mac n cheese (& chao cheese addicts) are jonsing out here!!!

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David Wolf

This recipe is great on a rainy day - I hope you enjoy it! We don't have news to share on frozen Mac n' Chao quite yet, but stay tuned!!

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Erika

Could this be made leaving out the wine? Thanks!

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David Wolf

Hi Erika,

Definitely! The wine adds some flavor, but the dish would be great without it. Hope that helps!

Warm regards,
David Wolf

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Sharon

Will the frozen Mac n Chao product be gluten free? Has it been released to markets yet?

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David Wolf

Hi Sharon,

Our Mac n Chao products will not be gluten-free and they have not been released to the markets yet. Stay tuned to our social media to be the first to know when they are available!

Thanks,
David Wolf

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Pau

When is it coming out? I've seen so many reviews already but I want to get my hands on it soon!

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David Wolf

Thanks for your interest, Pau! Our Mac 'n Chao is available now for stores to order. Please ask your local natural foods store manager to order the product if you are still looking. Another option is to purchase online from Vegan Essentials: https://store.veganessentials.com/mac-n-chao-by-field-roast-p5068.aspx. We appreciate your support!

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