Sit back and read along because I’m going to take you into a new era of dairy-free vegan cooking. This Vegan Single Serve Chilli Cheese Pasta is the first step into your new life. A life where you don’t have to put any more thought into your dinner than the bare minimum. BUT you can still enjoy the great flavours and tastes you loved. Spend as little time preparing dinner as possible, and have time to truly appreciate every bite! If that all sounds great to you, then you’re in the right spot! Enjoy this cheesy, bean-free chilli flavoured single serve pasta and even double up the recipe for the perfect October date night in!
This Vegan Single Serve Chilli Cheese Pasta is loaded with my wife Liv’s famous soy-free and bean-free fall chilli, vegan cheese and penne pasta for the perfect fall meal! Adding the bean-free chili will add fiber, even without the red kidney beans, black beans or pinto beans that are normally found in vegan chili recipes.
Why Single Serve Pasta Is So Great
Here’s the thing about single serve dishes. Aside from the obvious – that they serve just one rather than a huge amount that you’ll never be able to finish on your own. They’re also super easy to make! I remember a time when I wasn’t accustomed to halving recipes or leaving out certain ingredients from recipes that I saw online. I had SO MUCH extra food all the time. Of course I love leftovers, who doesn’t! But the fact remains that a huge majority of recipes out there are big enough to feed an entire family. No matter how good your intentions are, that leaves a lot of wasted food at the end of the week. I’m a big supporter of cooking from home as often as humanly possible, so single serve dishes like this Vegan Single Serve Chilli Cheese Pasta are great for all the singles and couples out there!
As mentioned above, single serve dishes like this Vegan Single Serve Chilli Cheese Pasta are super easy to double up if you have someone else you want to cook for. They are also great for someone who simply wants one days worth of leftovers for the next day! That said, this cheesy chilli pasta is the perfect dish for those October nights to keep you warm all day long.
What can I add to macaroni for flavor?
This blog runs by a few simple rules, and naturally, most of them have to do with flavor! Here are 3 of my all-time favourite taste enhancers when it comes to levelling up your dinner and make your vegan Macaroni and cheese better!
When it comes to flavour, it can’t be denied that Onion or onion powder is one of the most popular. In fact, all of these flavour enhancers on this list are of some of the post popular – and for good reason! Next time, give a pinch of onion powder a try after boiling and adding the wet ingredients or vegan cheese sauce to the macaroni. Then stir it in!
This may be the most important take-away you’ll get from this post! I wholeheartedly agree that there is a place in the kitchen for garlic powder. However, I don’t know that I will ever be convinced otherwise that fresh minced garlic will always reign supreme in the spice and aromatic department. Many people have intolerances or simply do not like the aroma of garlic, but if you’re not one of those people, make sure you add some fresh garlic to your next pot of Macaroni and cheese!
I personally go through a lot of oregano in this household. Most people I’ve come across do not have any particular problem with oregano, and a lot of the time it goes unnoticed as an unidentifiable flavour in some of your favourite dishes. add in a bit of oregano and salt to your next vegan pasta night to take it to the next level.
To put it simply – Olive oil was the biggest lesson I learned while traveling over seas to the south of France and Italy. I had no idea what a difference a healthy fat like olive oil could make to just about anything. A dash of this liquid gold on top of any home-cooked vegan pasta or one pot vegan chili mac will never be a bad idea. But take it one step further by adding it to any of your favourite vegetables, or comfort foods too!
And Vegan Chili!
This goes without saying, but if the chili flavours are what you’re looking for – this is the blog post for you! In this Single Serve Chili Cheese Pasta you will find all the flavours from the vegetable broth, vegan ground beef, carrots, vegan cheddar cheese and spices like cumin, cayenne pepper, paprika, pepper chili powder.
How To Make Vegan Single Serve Chili Cheese Pasta
When we’re talking single serve dishes like this Vegan Single Serve Chilli Cheese Pasta, you don’t need to break the bank on ingredients. The most difficult part here will be finding a vegan chilli you love and adding it to the mix.
What other chili recipes can I use?
Of course, I wouldn’t leave you high and dry in that department. For the best vegan chilli recipes, try this Bean-Free Vegan Chilli or this Smoky Sage Pumpkin Stove-top Chili recipe. Alternatively, feel free to simply add some store bought marinara if you don’t feel like meal prepping a large pot of chilli!
Follow these instructions on how it’d done!
…First, add all the ingredients into a small bake-safe dish. Mix the ingredients until combined and then add the pasta of choice, or gluten-free pasta. For this step, choose whichever short pasta you love most! I chose penne fort his one, but fusili is also a favourite of mine.
… Then all there is to do is top it with extra cheese for that golden brown top, cover with tinfoil and bake for about an hour. NO NEED TO BOIL or simmer on the stove! Take then time waiting to do other things on your checklist like I did and just like that you’ll have a productive day filled with great food!
How can I store my pasta?
I think this one goes without saying – BUT I will say it anyway! This single serve chili cheese pasta will likely not need to be stored as it is likely only to last one meal! That said if the serving size is too big for you, feel free to store In the fridge for up to three days and store in the freezer up to three months.
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