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Beer & Brat Mac ‘n’ Cheese

This Beer & Brat Mac ‘n’ Cheese is a grown-up version of so many of our’s favorite dish! With an ultra-creamy beer-cheese sauce, and homemade seitan sausage, you can’t go wrong.

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Beer & Brat Mac 'n' Cheese

If you ever saw an adult mac and cheese, this would be it. Beer in the cheese sauce, bratwurst instead of the veggie dogs of old; it’s like Oktoberfest in a pasta dish. That’s not to say that the more juvenile version of this is lesser! They are both terrific, but this one has a little more “oomph”.

Beer & Brat Mac 'n' Cheese

Beer & Brat Mac 'n' Cheese

The cheese sauce isn’t a cheddar-styled one, more like the non-vegan cheese blends that are very rich with a softer flavor. I also learned a tip from Erin of Olives for Dinner and used Coconut Vinegar in the sauce, which added a nice tang. (Just don’t over-do it!)

Beer & Brat Mac 'n' Cheese

Of course, you can use pre-made, vegan sausages in place of the homemade seitan ones. But, I feel that it’s a small victory when you’re making things yourself. Total control of the ingredients means you know what’s in it, and you don’t have to decipher where they’re derived from.

Beer & Brat Mac 'n' Cheese

Before I get to the Beer & Brat Mac ‘n’ Cheese recipe, I’m reminding everyone that I have a recipe in a contest that is vote-based and would love to win! As an early birthday present, can you vote for my Chili Fiesta Mac ‘n’ Cheese, HERE? 🙂

Beer & Brat Mac 'n' Cheese

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USE THIS RECIPE for Seitan Bratwurst!

Beer & Brat Mac 'n' Cheese

Beer & Brat Mac 'n' Cheese

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

A hearty, grown-up macaroni and cheese with a rich, beer sauce and delicious bratwurst. All vegan!

Ingredients

Bratwursts

  • 1/2 Recipe of Seitan Bratwurst

Macaroni and Cheese

  • 1 C . Raw Cashews, Soaked for at least 2 hours in Water
  • 1/2 C . Beer (I used a Golden Ale, but White Ales, Hefeweizens, and lagers will work)
  • 1/2 C . Water
  • 1/4 C . Non-dairy Milk
  • 1/4 C . Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 T . Tomato Paste
  • 2 tsp . Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tsp . Coconut Vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp . Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp . Onion Powder
  • 1-2 tsp . Sea Salt, to taste preference
  • 8 oz . Dried Pasta
  • Water for boiling

Instructions

Bratwurst

  1. When you are making the 1/2 recipe, shape it into 2 sausages instead of 3 and reduce the cooking time by 5 minutes. I grilled the brats after they cooled a bit, to make the outsides crispier.

Macaroni and Cheese

  1. Drain and rinse the cashews, then place all ingredients (aside from the pasta) inside of a blender or food processor. Puree until completely smooth. This can be done while the bratwurst is baking.
  2. Get a large pot ready with the water for boiling the noodles. Follow the directions for cooking the pasta according to its package. Once the noodles are done cooking, drain them and rinse with cool water. Place the pot with noodles back on the stove.
  3. Pour the cheese sauce into the pot and stir. Cook over low-medium heat until the macaroni is hot, or until the sauce has reached your desired thickness. Slice up the bratwurst and fold it into the macaroni, serve very warm.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Beer & Brat Mac 'n' Cheese - A hearty, grown-up macaroni and cheese with a rich, beer sauce and delicious bratwurst. All vegan!

Beer & Brat Mac 'n' Cheese - A hearty, grown-up macaroni and cheese with a rich, beer sauce and delicious bratwurst. All vegan!

If you enjoy this Beer & Brat Mac ‘n’ Cheese with a beer, I won’t judge. Plus, how are you going to finish the rest of the beer you used?! 😉

Beer & Brat Mac 'n' Cheese - A hearty, grown-up macaroni and cheese with a rich, beer sauce and delicious bratwurst. All vegan!

Lastly, if you’re loving this Oktoberfest-type recipe, give my Grilled Plant-Based Beer Sausages a look! Easy, and packed with flavor.

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