BBQ Tofu Mac ‘n Cheese
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Sweet and tangy barbecue sauce slathered tofu is a tasty companion for creamy sweet potato mac and cheese in this vegan version of a comforting classic.

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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 15mins
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BBQ Tofu

ingredients

  • 1 package extra firm or super firm tofu
  • 1-2 tablespoons vegan BBQ sauce
  • 1/ 2 tablespoon avocado oil

Sweet Potato Mac n' Cheese

ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato, steamed or baked (about 1.5 cups puréed sweet potato)
  • 1/ 2 block extra firm tofu
  • 1/ 2 cup coconut milk or 1/2 cup cashews, soaked
  • 1/ 2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon miso paste
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 pound pasta (such as shells or macaroni)

BBQ Tofu

Method

  • Step 1

    Slice tofu into slices (about 1/4 inch or 0.5 cm thick). Lay the slices between two cutting boards lined with a clean kitchen or paper towel, put a heavy object on top and press for about 10 minutes to remove excess liquid.

  • Step 2

    Heat up oil in a non stick pan (medium heat) and fry tofu slices for about 5 minutes on each side until browned and crispy.

  • Step 3

    Lower heat and pour BBQ sauce over the tofu to glaze the slices and cook them an additional minute each side.

Sweet Potato Mac n' Cheese

Method

  • Step 1

    Cook pasta shells according to package directions in heavily salted water. Reserve 2 cups of the water before draining.

  • Step 2

    Add sweet potato and all other ingredients for the sauce to a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Slowly add in 1 cup of pasta water and add up to an additional cup as much as needed.

  • Step 3

    Mix sauce with the hot pasta and top with BBQ tofu.