Vegan Mac & Cheese with Jalapeños, Baked Beans & Chard

Vegan Mac & Cheese with Jalapeños, Baked Beans & Chard

Vegan Mac & Cheese with Jalapeños, Baked Beans & Chard 

You’ll be surprised how quick and easy homemade vegan mac and cheese is. I loaded it up with pickled jalapeños, baked beans and red chard. Baked beans in mac and cheese is a complete game-changer. It’s seriously an amazing combination. If you want to simplify this recipe even more, feel free to used boxed mac and cheese (2 boxes should do it).

Mixed & Measured | Vegan Mac And Cheese
Mixed & Measured | Vegan Mac & Cheese
Mixed & Measured | Vegan Mac & Cheese
Mixed & Measured | Vegan Mac & Cheese
Mixed & Measured | Vegan Mac & Cheese

Ingredients

Serves 3-4

  • 1 box Macaroni noodles

  • 1 large bunch of red chard, stems removed and chopped into small pieces 

  • 1/2 cup pickled jalapeño slices 

  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes

  • 1 16oz can Bush’s vegetarian baked beans, slightly drained (It’s okay to keep some of the liquid)

For the cheese sauce:

  • 3 tbsp olive oil (or vegan butter)

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 tbsp flour

  • 1 1/2 cup oat milk

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp pepper 

  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast 

Directions

  1. Cook your Macaroni according to package instructions. 

  2. Meanwhile, heat a little olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the chopped chard, jalapeño slices and red chili flakes. Sauté for about three minutes until the chard becomes slightly wilted. Set aside. 

  3. For the cheese sauce: Heat 3 tbsp olive oil (or vegan butter) in a large pot over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for a minute until fragrant. Add the flour and whisk for one minute. Whisk in the milk, paprika, salt and pepper. Cook for a couple of minutes until smooth. Add the nutritional yeast and stir until melted and smooth.

  4. If your pot is large enough, add the cooked Macaroni, the chard and jalapeños, and the drained baked beans. (Or you can add the cheese sauce to the pan with the chard).

  5. Mix until the Macaroni is completely coated and serve immediately. 

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