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Earth Balance is a favorite brand in our house, so when we heard they were coming out with dairy-free, boxed mac & cheese, we couldn’t have been happier! Managing my little one’s food allergy means lots of time spent in the kitchen, so a fun convenience food like this is a welcome treat in our house.
We’re all probably pretty familiar with that mac & cheese that Mom used to make for us…you know,that one that comes in the blue box. This Vegan version is made without all the dairy and yellow dyes, yet tastes surprisingly similar to that mac and cheese we’re all familiar with. The prep work is the same; boil the pasta, drain, mix cheese packet with Earth Balance Buttery Spread and your favorite dairy free milk, combine everything, and WAH-LAH! Mac and cheese! I should note that this bowl of mac had been sitting for a few minutes before I got to take my photo, which is why it doesn’t look as “saucy”.
I only had the opportunity to photograph the cheddar flavor, because the white cheddar was eaten before I got the chance. I really liked both flavors, but my little one preferred the regular cheddar. For a quick weeknight meal, paired with a hearty side of fresh vegetables, the kids will love it and mom will get a little break in the kitchen.
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Check out the website for Earth Balance to learn about all of their awesome products and where you can find them in your area.
One thing to note about these is that the nutrition information on the packaging does not take into account the data from the buttery spread or milks:
photo, nutritional info and ingredients courtesy of Earth Balance’s website.
We love their spreads
I haven’t tried this brand yet, but I am always looking for vegan Mac and cheese!
This is so exciting!! My daughter is dairy and egg sensitive and we use Earth Balance daily. One o her absolute favorite foods that she misses and regularly asks for is Mac and Cheese. Seeing that there’s finally a decent and delicious-looking alternative to the exhaustive and expensive vegan mac-and-cheese recipes is fantastic! Can’t wait to try it!!
I’ll have to try this. I haven’t found a good mac and cheese yet…
We use their spreads on toast 🙂
I use the Earth Balance Soy Free spread in place of butter. I LOVE buttered toast and this tastes so much like real butter! I haven’t tried the mac and cheese or crackers but I really want to. One of these days I hope to find a store that sells them.
The selection of Earth Balance products at my local grocery store is pretty lacking and I’m dying to get my hands on this stuff!
I use Earth Balance spread and baking sticks as I am vegan. You can bake cookies with them and not even know they’re vegan! I’ve also tried their popcorn flavors and thought that those were really good too.
I love that Earth Balance uses sustainable palm oil, no GMO’s and is dairy free. I honestly have to have someone rip the bags of vegan sour cream and onion chips from my iron grip before I devour the entire bag.
I’ve been vegan since 2006 and have been loving my EB spreads, soymilk and baking sticks all these years. I’m so grateful for the EB stance on sustainability I could just cry.
This looks so good! I can’t wait to try it!
I use EB baking stick, love the mac n’ cheese and cheddar crackers
I use the earth balance butter all the time and i find it hard to believe that non-vegans wouldn’t like it. it basically tastes like butter from cow’s milk.
I love earth balance! So glad I can still eat a decent tasting “butter” when having to eat dairy free! My daughter has a dairy intolerance so lucky me gets to eat dairy free for her.
I am so excited about Earth Balance Mac and Cheese – one more ‘normal’ food I can feed my 6 yr old! I won’t be able to find it in my local grocery store for awhile if ever, so I went to Amazon to find it…it wasn’t there! Any thoughts for an online grocery store that is or will carry it?
We use their spreads and I love their vegan white cheddar popcorn.
I use their butter spread quite a bit
I use their butter spread. I love it on warm toast
I’M TRYNA EAT SOME MAC N CHEESE BABY
I am so excited that they have come out with a dairy free mac and cheese? I use their butter spread right now.
We use Earth Balance Soy Free margarine and also the coconut spread. mmmmmmmm
Wish they were making a gluten free version. :/