Macaroni and Oka cheese with deep fried tofu

Macaroni and Oka cheese with deep fried tofu

 Macaroni and Oka cheese with deep fried tofu
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Canadian
Servings: 4 serving


For The Mac n Cheese

  • 2 cups milk 2%
  • 2 macaroni , uncooked
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups cheese shredded oka
  • salt
  • pepper

For The Tofu

  • 1/2 firm tofu block extra
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp paprika smokey
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsps bbq sauce


  • Preheat frying oil to 350F.
  • Place the flour and spices in a tupperware container, seal and shake to combine.
  • Separate tofu from excess flour, then add the tofu to the oil and deep fry at 350F for about 8-10 minutes.
  • When tofu is done, toss in a large bowl with bbq until evenly coated.
  • Drain tofu and cut into 1/2" cubes, add the cubes to the flour, seal again and shake to fully coat
  • Cook the macaroni to desired doneness, drain and set aside.
  • Heat the milk in a small pot on medium-low, stirring occasionally to prevent skin forming.
  • In a large pot melt the butter on low then whisk in flour a little at a time. Continue to whisking for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat on the pot, slowly add the milk while continuously whisking.
  • Add cheese half a handful at a time, sprinkling all around to separate cheese shreds, continue to whisk vigorously the entire time. Only add more cheese when previous handful has fully melted.
  • Stir in the macaroni noodles and adjust seasoning with desired amounts of salt and pepper.