Turos csusza, a traditional Hungarian recipe, basically translates to "cheese pasta." The original recipe consists of pasta made with a sauce of quark cheese, sour cream, and bacon. This version substitutes the quark cheese with mashed tofu and vegan cream cheese, vegan sour cream, and any kind of vegan bacon, like tempeh or tofu bacon. It's super easy to throw together and best served with salt and plenty of black pepper.

Turos Csusza: Hungarian Mac and Cheese [Vegan]

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Serves

4

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Ingredients

  • 12 ounces pasta, rotini, shells, or any kind
  • 8 ounces vegan cream cheese
  • 10 ounces vegan sour cream
  • 2-4 tablespoons mashed tofu or vegan cheese of your choice
  • 1 cup chopped crisp vegan bacon, such as tempeh bacon or tofu bacon
  • Sea salt and plenty of ground black pepper
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Preparation

  1. Cook the pasta in a pot of salted boiling water until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, tofu, and 1/4 cup of the vegan bacon in a medium saucepot. Mix well and heat over medium heat until warmed through. Season with salt and black pepper.
  3. Toss half of the sauce with the pasta. Serve in bowls garnished with the rest of the sauce and bacon. Season with more cracked black pepper and serve.
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