Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Penne and Chreese Review

I mentioned in THIS entry that I randomly picked up a boxed mac n cheese to try out.

Better yet, make that a dairy-free AND gluten-free mac.

I've made vegan mac n cheese before and think the results are pretty good.  However, I could not resist the lure of a box.

So here I am, boiling the gluten-free pasta according to the package directions...

Wash and strain.  The pasta didn't taste or smell strange at all... not like the first time I had gluten-free pasta...

I combined the powder from the baggie with some almond milk...

This is the resulting "chreese."

The nutritionals are not terrible, and the pasta was made from very simple ingredients...

Combined.  Don't be like me and make this in advance of dinnertime.  I ended up having to add more almond milk and reheating, though I think the same thing would have happened with the "real" boxed mac, too.

Here's the final product.  It actually wasn't bad...  It tasted a lot like the vegan versions I've made and is not sickeningly rich like conventional boxed mac n cheese.  I would actually make this again, though at about $3 a box, it IS a little higher-end. ;)


  1. I love that it's called Chreese! LOL!

  2. Hmm, I might have to give this a try sometime. It's always hard to find quick and easy vegan box meals that are decent. Thanks for the review.