one of the most loved foods by kids is macaroni and cheese but my little guy couldnt have it… at least not until my dad (a former chef) came up with “Dylan Mac n Chez”. I have since changed it up some and adjusted it. I dont have measurements simply because i am making it for one person.
- Elbow noodles (or any other noodle. we have used several different ones.)
- Coconut Butter
- Soy Cheese
- Un sweetened Soy Milk (the coconut butter is sweet and the original or vanilla flavor milk makes it really sweet)
- Boil Noodles to desired texture, I leave mine closer to al dente instead of super soft so they can withstand the stirring.
- Drain noodles.
- In the same pan mix some milk, butter and a cheese on low/med heat. It will begin to melt into smooth cheesy consistency.
- Add in the noodles and mix well.
- Turn off the heat and Remove to let cool before eating.
These are the different types of cheeses that we use for Dylan…
These go veggie cheeses are lactose free but not dairy free… we tend to have trouble with these, but they are a good alternative for those who are lactose intolerant
these work very well for most recipes. I keep the smaller quart size shelf soluble milks on hand for cooking.
The butter softens quickly so leaving it out of the fridge for too long is not a good idea.
This is what it looks like when its done. the blue plate is soy and the purple plate is normal
I hadn’t heard of Olivio Coconut Spread before. I’ll have to check it out.
How does soy cheese taste like? My hubs recently requested for some mac and cheese and I want to make him something healthy.
Kristina (Misavings) says
Olivio used to sell the coconut butter at meijer and kroger, i can not find it any more and we are currently using Earth Balance Organic Coconut Spread ( http://www.earthbalancenatural.com/product/organic-coconut-butter/ )
the coconut butter makes it just barely/lightly sweet so it masks the taste of the cheese. The cheese is not bad. most of my family has eaten it in one way or another and most cant tell the difference. the cheese slices cook the same way regular cheese does. grilled cheeses are a favorite in my house. we recently had pizza and you wouldn’t have known the difference.
I was worried when I saw the mixture of soy in mac n cheese until I read the rest of the blog and saw that you have chosen some pretty healthy alternatives. My mom would even like this because she is lactose intolerant!
Donna Evans says
I have never tasted soy cheese, but will buy a small amount next time I am at the store to check it out
I loved the idea pf cooking some delicious recipe of Macaroni with cheese 😀
Mouth watering it is 😀
Becca May says
Wow!! Thank you for making soy-cooking look so easy and delicious! I can’t wait to try this!
Kristina L says
I have never had soy. But I do love homemade Mac and Cheese! I have been curious about soy milk.
Katrina Angele says
My son loves mac and cheese. I usually don’t make it because it’s not the healthiest thing for him. I have never cooked “soy” before but the benefits seem worth giving it a shot. My son is at such a young age that he will try/eat anything. And my hubby could use a healthy change too. This looks yummy so I will be making this for my family at some point.
Sandy VanHoey says
Seeing the comments I guess this is others besides me that has questions about soy milk. I need to just try this one day. So cool your dad is a chef, that helps I’ll bet
Lily Kwan says
This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!
Jennifer Pierce says
Looks very yummy, will be adding this to our menu