If you’ve been following me for a while, or even for just a lil’ bit, you may know that I am obsessed with vegan mac and cheese. After showing some appreciation for this wonderful comfort food in the form of a twitter thread, I thought it was high-time for a Best of Vegan Mac and Cheese list!
So, I went through some of my favorites from the blog, and got some input from blogger friends for this drool-worthy line up. Here you’ll find appetizer-inspired recipes like macho nachos, and jalapeño popper macs. Of course there are your classic baked macs, or some with Korean flavors like gochujang or kimchi!
Buffalo Chickpea Mac 'n' Cheese
This creamy, spicy, cooling mac and cheese is not only a personal favorite, but the revamped version in my book, Vegan Bowl Attack! has been made hundreds of times!Continue Reading
Macho Mac and Cheese Nachos
Spiced mac and cheese combined with all of the best nacho toppings, poured over chips!Continue Reading
Dairy Free Mac and Cheese with Black Pepper & Broccoli
I'm a huge fan of adding veggies to mac for a well-rounded meal, and an even bigger fan of black pepper on everything.Continue Reading
Smoky Mac-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
This recipe is still one of the most popular entrees on my site! So easy and delicious.Continue Reading
Crispy Baked Mac and Cheese Balls (Vegan + Gluten Free)
Can you believe these?!?! I'll take 20, please!Continue Reading
Avocado Mac with Pepita Bacon
A nut-free mac made with ultra-creamy avocado and topped with pepita bacon. Hubba hubba!Continue Reading
Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese
Homestyle baked vegan mac and cheese, for those who crave a crunchy topping on their mac.Continue Reading
Mozzarella Mac Deep Dish Pizza
This one is for all of you carb-lovers out there, and it's loved by many readers.Continue Reading
Vegan Chipotle Mac and Cheese with Spicy Tempeh Crumbles
How can you resist this flavor combo?!Continue Reading
Beer & Brat Mac 'n' Cheese
Beer in your mac and cheese, plus homemade seitan brats, makes for an excellent dinner!Continue Reading
Vegan Jalapeño Popper Mac & Cheese
Are you a jalapeño popper lover like me? Then this is right up your alley!Continue Reading
Grilled Seitan Kimchi Mac and Cheese
Unconventional mac flavors? Yes. Absolutely delectable? HELL YES!Continue Reading
Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff Mac and Cheese
Think a cheesy, vegan hamburger helper but even better!Continue Reading
Lemon Poblano Mac and Cheese
I love the spicy, citrus-y flair of this recipe from Spabettie!Continue Reading
Vegan Grilled Mac 'n' Cheese BLT
This may seem like a wild idea, but trust me, it is WAY tasty!Continue Reading
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese (Dairy Free, Soy Free, Vegan)
Jennifer's mac is filled with healthy butternut squash and is super versatile!Continue Reading
The Best EVER Vegan Cheeseburger Mac & Cheese
Don't you want to just dive into this casserole dish?Continue Reading
Macaroni Lasagna with White Bean Cheese Sauce
The white bean cheese sauce in this lasagna-inspired dish is so easy-to-make!Continue Reading
Vegan Mac and Cheese - Bacon & Green Onion
Vegan mac + vegan bacon = heaven!Continue Reading
Garlicky Korean Mac and Cheese with Gochujang
If you like gochujang you will LOVE this mac from Vegan Richa!Continue Reading
Baked Mediterranean Mac and Cheese
Mmmm.. olives, and capers, and mac, Oh my!Continue Reading
Cheesy udon noodle bowl with Brussels sprouts (Vegan)
As an honorable mention, I wanted to share Cadry's innovative and cheesy take on udon!Continue Reading
Now, wasn’t that really the best round up, ever?! (the answer is yes) So, that you to all of my blogger friends for contributing and I hope everyone is able to try at least one recipe from the list. And if your mac cravings aren’t satiated, just check out the mac and cheese tag here on VYA!
If it isn’t obvious yet, this meal of vegan fried chicken and sourdough biscuits is one that’ll comfort you and stick to your bones! Hearty, flavorful, and perfect for weekend brunch. Plus, it’s non-vegan approved!Jump to Recipe
I want to get a few things out of the way before we delve into these vegan fried chicken and sourdough biscuits. First, I’m apologizing ahead of time for all of the photos, there was so much to document! But, I would love to hear from you – are the process photos helpful? Second, I’m the type of person that’s into moderation. Typically, I like finding a healthier twist for recipes, but in this case.. I went ALL in.
I had actually attempted to make these vegan chicken pieces in the air fryer and it was not working out. So, I pulled out my savory fry oil and put these puppies in the cast iron. SUCCESS! Oh, but I do feel the need to mention just why I was making vegan fried chicken and sourdough biscuits in the first place.
Corey and I’s friend TJ was visiting the last few days, and I was excitedly telling him about my sourdough starters. He then mentioned that his grandfather used to make sourdough biscuits with the starter remnants. Naturally, I knew I had to try this out, because I LOVE biscuits! He had also mentioned chicken – and I’ve been wanting to try this soy curl/seitan combo out for months. All of the culinary stars aligned and I started on my mission.
Now, if you’re not familiar with soy curls, they’re non-gmo textured soy (but with the fiber, not just TVP), and can be found online or in some specialty stores. Though I’ve been making my own seitan for years, I wanted a little more texture in it and thought folding in soy curls might do the trick. I tested it out with a first batch, which was good – but over-steamed. Then a second batch of vegan chicken, with adjusted ratios + time, and woohoo! I nailed it.
Lastly, I combined my go-to recipe for biscuits with King Arthur Flour’s sourdough biscuits. Then added a lil’ vegan buttermilk and vegan cheddar, for allll of the flavor. These biscuits turned out so damn good! And if you don’t have any sourdough starter on hand, make these biscuits instead. To cut down on a little time, you can buy vegan canned biscuits at some grocery stores.
If you’re looking to not spend a whole morning making these, I suggest prepping and steaming the seitan chicken ahead of time. Then, you can refrigerate it, and when you’re ready bread/fry them for vegan fried chicken and sourdough biscuits!Read More