Lunch / Dinner
Tofu Mac ‘n Cheese
Learn how to make a healthier mac 'n cheese recipe with this recipe for Tofu Mac 'n Cheese! Smooth and silky, this lighter homemade mac 'n cheese is just as delicious, if not more, as classic mac 'n cheese.
Silken tofu, or Japanese-style tofu, isn’t pressed so it is softer, whiter, and more delicate in flavor than the Chinese-style pressed tofus. It’s typically pasteurized and then sold in aseptic packaging so it’s shelf stable. Because of its softer texture, it works well in creamy savory and sweet dishes.
Cook cavatappi in a pot of boiling salted water according to package directions; drain.
Purée tofu, onion, and garlic in a mini food processor or blender.
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in tofu mixture, milk, mustard, and Tabasco. Once mixture is hot, add Cheddar and stir until it melts. Stir pasta into cheese sauce to coat, then season mac ‘n cheese with salt and pepper.
Processing the tofu, onion, and garlic until they’re smooth will yield the creamiest mac ‘n cheese.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 27%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Carbs 44g 14%
Fiber 2g 8%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.