Macaroni with vegan cheese sauce and vegetarian bacon made from seitan


  • 500 g macaroni
  • 250 g Veggie Protein Bloc – Spelt
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke flavouring

For the vegan cheese sauce:

  • 150 g new potatoes
  • 60 g carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 250 ml water
  • 60 g tahini (sesame paste)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp fleur de sel (Amanprana)
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • ¼ tsp chilli
  • 100 ml olive oil (Amanprana Verde Salud)
  • 4 tbsp yeast flakes
  • 1 pinch saffron

Preparation of macaroni with vegan cheese sauce and vegetarian bacon made from seitan

  1. Chop the potatoes, carrots and onion into small cubes and cook in water until soft.
  2. Place in a blender with the other ingredients and purée to the consistency of liquid, viscous cheese.
  3. If the consistency is too stiff, add a little extra olive oil. If it’s too runny, add a few extra yeast flakes and purée again.
  4. Boil the macaroni until al dente, then place in a casserole dish. Pour the cheese sauce over the macaroni and bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 180°C.
  5. Meanwhile, chop the seitan into small cubes and mix with a tablespoon of liquid smoke. Add the fleur de sel and a pinch of pepper.
  6. Heat a frying pan and sear the seitan well, until crispy.
  7. Set aside until the dish is ready to serve.
  8. When the pasta is ready, sprinkle the seitan pieces over the top and serve immediately. Bon appetit!

Tip of Stefano:

Delicious macaroni with seitan. Vegetarian, vegan and lactose-free

Are you a pasta lover? If you’re a vegan or lactose intolerant, a normal pasta recipe can seem rather boring. But this recipe for a flavourful pasta casserole can be enjoyed in either summer or winter. We’ve replaced the classic spaghetti bolognese and mac and cheese with a delicious macaroni casserole, with vegan cheese sauce and bacon made from seitan. It’s sure to be a new winner in the area of Italian comfort food; everyone in your home will be hooked on it. And with this recipe, you don’t need to pull out all the stops to make a delicious meal. It only takes a short time to get ready and to turn on the oven so you can enjoy this delicious vegan and lactose-free macaroni

Stefano Vicinoadio kok en fan van Bertyn

Stefano Vicinoadio

Who is Stefano Vicinoadio? Here at Bertyn we got to know him at an organic fair in Germany. We immediately hit it off and it turned into a great working relationship. Stefano is actually a photographer, and it is his passion. But his love for cooking has resulted in the most delicious recipes... together with great photos.

Stefano describes himself as colourful, loud, a vegan, a friend, a discoverer, a digital nomad and straightforward.Stefano changed tack and started to eat and live a healthy vegan lifestyle His life took a wholly different course when he became very ill. At the age of 33 he was going with all guns blazing, but he didn't spare a thought for his own health - he smoked, drank a lot, worked up to 16 hours a day and drank around two litres of coffee daily. Then he developed two serious hernias, as well as being very overweight. He realised that he could not continue this way and decided on a complete turnaround. He quit drinking and smoking and slowly changed his diet, until he finally went almost completely vegan.Vegan, a step further than vegetarian Stefano's recipes are all vegan. A vegan eats no animal products whatsoever, taking it a step beyond vegetarianism. Vegans don't eat eggs, dairy products or honey. These recipes by Stefano will prove to you that there's still a great deal left to work with. See the recipes and try them out for yourself!

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