Friday, October 22, 2010
You Only Live Once...So Be Naughty About It!
"All animals except man know that the ultimate point of life is to enjoy it." -Samuel Butler
Drool Over My 'Creamy Veggie Macaroni Bake' Recipe
Ingredients you will need:
1 box of pasta (about 13.25 oz)
1 jar of tomato sauce (1 lb)
1 bag frozen steam in bag vegetables (I used broccoli, cauliflower, carrots mix)
1/4 cup vegan cream cheese (like Tofutti)
2 cups vegan shredded mozzarella (like Daiya)
1 cup bread crumbs
2 tbsp buttery spread (like Earth Balance), melted
JUST MAKING SURE YOU'RE STILL PAYING ATTENTION....
Preheat oven 350 degrees. Boil water and cook pasta until al dente. While that's happening, follow frozen steamer vegetables instructions and get that started in the microwave. When pasta is al dente, drain and place pasta back in sauce pan. Add the cream cheese, mix, and melt that in the warm pasta with a wooden spoon. Mix in vegetables, tomato sauce and vegan mozzarella. When thoroughly combined, transfer mixture into a casserole or baking dish and spread evenly. Sprinkle bread crumbs on top. Pour melted buttery spread on top to finish. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15 more minutes. Let settle and cool off a bit. Enjoy!
This recipe reminds me of something that my late Aunt used to make when we were kids. My bake tastes similar to her dish. I absolutely loved it, and eating this reminded me of her. I hope you love this Dirty Vegan recipe as much as I do and I hope it brings a smile to your face as well.