Creamy Mexican "Mac and Cheese"

Author: Recipes_kw
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Prep Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Bowls, Main Course, Pastas
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 535 kcal


  • Stove
  • Oven


  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups red bell pepper chopped
  • 15 oz black beans canned, drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels frozen, no salt added
  • 1/2 cup enchilada sauce plant-based
  • 1 cup tempeh crumbles
  • 1 1/2 cup plant-based cheese Vio-Life (Brand) divided
  • 1/4 cup soy milk unsweetened
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 13.25 oz macaroni Tinkyada brand, cooked


  • Preheat the oven to broil.
  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Saute the onions until translucent for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and bell peppers and continue to saute for another 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add all of the other ingredients except 1/2 cup of cheese to the pot and mix well. Cook until the vegetables, tempeh crumbles, and "cheese" are heated through.
  • Spoon Mexican Mac and Cheese into a oven safe dish lined with parchment. Sprinkle the top with the 1/2 cup of "cheese" and place in the oven for 5 to 6 minutes to add a nice "cheesy" crust.


A topping suggestion would be a spattering of Sriracha sauce which will make for a caliente addition. Be careful of the sodium amount, balance with other recipes that have lower sodium values.

My Notes

Nutrition with Essential Amino Acids

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Mexican "Mac and Cheese"
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 535 Calories from Fat 147
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.3g25%
Saturated Fat 7.86g49%
Sodium 575.96mg25%
Potassium 669.44mg19%
Carbohydrates 82.76g28%
Fiber 8.88g37%
Sugar 3.91g4%
Protein 23.21g46%
Vitamin A 224.19IU4%
Vitamin B1 0.19mg13%
Vitamin B2 0.27mg16%
Vitamin B3 5.41mg27%
Vitamin B5 0.59mg6%
Vitamin B6 0.54mg27%
Vitamin C 57.28mg69%
Vitamin E 1.87mg12%
Vitamin K 1.87µg2%
Calcium 102.56mg10%
Copper 0.56mg28%
Folate 67.6µg17%
Iron 4.26mg24%
Manganese 0.93mg47%
Magnesium 74.99mg19%
Phosphorus 216.64mg22%
Selenium 1.8µg3%
Zinc 1.11mg7%
Ess-Methionine 153.21mg
Ess-Tryptophan 134.21mg
Ess-Threonine 503.71mg
Ess-Phenylalanine 641.01mg
Ess-Arginine 754.35mg
Ess-Lysine 696.01mg
Ess-Leucine 1009.13mg
Ess-Isoleucine 579.8mg
Ess-Histidine 323.67mg
Ess-Valine 654.8mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Some amino acids levels are estimated, some product manufacturers do not supply amino acid values. The value source

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