Some nights you get home from work and just want something easy, cheesy, and… something else that ends in “-eesy.” Ahem. And that’s when you make a mish-mash of a meal, throwing ingredients together, dousing it in a creamy sauce, and calling it dinner. It’s like a vegan Hamburger Helper (not that I’ve ever eaten non-vegan HH!) and some sort of beefy macaroni and cheese dish all mixed into one bowl of comfort-food deliciousness.
Last night, I used elbow pasta, canned diced tomatoes, fresh broccoli, and a crumbled Gardein burger patty. I covered it all with a simple sauce, a hodge-podge of a recipe that’s versatile and easy to customize. This time, it contained:
- Nutritional yeast
- Unsweetend soy milk
- Garlic and onion powders
- Frontier No-Chicken Broth powder
- Mild yellow miso
- Salt & pepper
- A bit of Earth Balance
I also threw a bit of cornstarch in at the end to help thicken it up. It was the perfect mild accompaniment to the macaroni mish-mash. I have to say, though, that I was very disappointed in the Gardein burger. I’ve really liked the other Gardein products I’ve tried, but the burger tasted like a slightly improved Boca patty – blech. Luckily for me, S liked it, and I gave him all of my burger bits.
What’s your go-to cheesy sauce?