Simple & Healthy Creamy Soy Milk Gratin

Simple & Healthy Creamy Soy Milk Gratin

This healthy yet rich and creamy gratin is made with soy milk and contains as little butter as possible.

Ingredients: 2-3 servings

Thickly sliced bacon (or chicken thigh)
as needed
Macaroni (or penne)
100 g
Soy milk (or milk)
300 g
10 g
150 ml
All-purpose flour
5 tablespoons
Consommé soup stock cube
1 tablespoon
Salt and pepper
a small amount


1. [Preparation] Cut the onion and bacon into 5 mm wide pieces. Boil the macaroni.
2. Add the water and the onions from Step 1 into a frying pan, cover with a lid and steam over medium heat. Stir occasionally and once the onions are translucent, move onto the next step.
3. Next, put the bacon in the frying pan as well and stir-fry. Turn down the heat to low and mix in the butter.
4. Maintain a low heat and carefully fold in the flour with a spatula (don't worry if a few lumps remain).
5. Pour in the soy milk and turn the heat up to medium. Stir the mixture until it thickens. When it has thickened to your desired consistency, add the consommé stock, salt, and pepper.
6. Lastly, add in the macaroni and give everything a quick mix. Transfer the mixture to a gratin dish and top with cheese (I used mozzarella cheese this time).
7. Bake in the oven until golden brown and it's ready to serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

My soy milk was about to expire and I had a lot of onions to use up so I decided to try using the soy milk in my regular gratin recipe.