Friday Favorite: Happy Herbivore’s Cheddar Cheesy Sauce

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Whew. One week of MoFo down, three more to go! I put my game face on for the first week, and I think I did pretty well – not only are all my posts fairly solid, but my brownie showdown post was mentioned on the official MoFo Twitter (!) on Wednesday. I’m famous! But I’m also a little worn out. Keeping up with 700+ blogs during a regular work week is no easy task, and a girl’s gotta do other things than eat and sort through her Google Reader, y’know? So today I’m taking it easy and keeping it short with my first Friday Favorite post.

A bowl of linguine and peas with a light coating of a "cheesy" sauce.

Cheesy! And over-sharpened. Oops.

One of my go-to recipes from Happy Herbivore‘s cookbook is her Cheddar Cheesy Sauce (recipe available here with a different name). It’s quick and easy to whip up, and it always hits the spot when I’m craving a warm, creamy sauce for my pasta. I usually make half a recipe, which is a great serving size for one person. Most recently, I enjoyed it with Ezekiel sprouted-grain linguine (another favorite!) and peas. I pulled together this whole dinner in barely 20 minutes. You can’t beat that!

If you don’t like nutritional yeast, this sauce probably won’t do it for you. But if you do, and if you’re craving a low-fat – yet flavorful! – cheesy sauce, give this one a try.

What’s your favorite go-to recipe? What’s your favorite vegan mac & cheese recipe?

Spoiler alert: A future recipe showdown will compare three (3) mac & cheese recipes. Get excited! Give me your recommendations! Etc!


5 thoughts on “Friday Favorite: Happy Herbivore’s Cheddar Cheesy Sauce

  1. I hear you on being a little worn out after the first week of MoFo! But I’m loving reading your posts so keep up the hard work.

    There is supposedly a great vegan mac’n’cheese recipe in The New Farm Cookbook (quite old now actually) which people were raving about a few years ago. Everyone I know who’s had it says it’s wonderful… almost mythically good. So I am really curious about that and how it would stand up to more contemporary macs!


  2. my two absolute favorite vegan mac and cheese recipes are the vegan yum yum mac and the veg news mac. the VYY mac is has a little bit more tang, and i usually don’t even bother baking it because it’s so good straight. the veg news mac is more creamy (and i even reduce the margarine drastically) and reminiscent of baked mac. both are delicious. the veg news mac doesn’t have any nooch in it, and is pretty much the only vegan cheeze option my husband does not turn his nose up to, though.


  3. I like the idea of Favorite Friday, and showdowns. Mac and cheese is a great (if controversial!!) place to start. But if you’re willing to take on brownies, then obviously you’re ready for it. I’m really looking forward to your results. Me, I don’t have a favorite mac and cheese recipe yet; maybe I’ll adopt yours.


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