Milk Substitute for Pasta Roni: What Should You Use?

If you’re looking for a milk substitute for Pasta Roni, you have plenty of options.

But which one should you choose? And why should you choose it? If you’re asking those questions, then this short guide is for you.

In this post, I will share with you my personal favorite when it comes to replacing milk in making Pasta Roni.

Sounds good?

Let’s check it out.

What’s the best milk substitute for Pasta Roni?

After experimenting with lots of options, I’ve found that soy milk is the best milk substitute for Pasta Roni.

And the best ratio is a 1:1 ratio. Of course, you can also adjust this ratio based on your own recipe and preferences.


Soy milk has improved in the last few years. There are more brands and flavors to choose from, so it is a great time to use soy milk more frequently in your daily meals.

When you substitute soy milk, it can be used in the same way as dairy milk. It will not have the same flavor, but it will produce a similar final product.

You can also use it for baking and cooking just like dairy milk. If you are making recipes like cream soups, pudding, or cream pies, your recipe will be different if you make it with dairy-free milk.

You might need to add more thickening agents like cornstarch or flour because the texture and flavor will not be the same. But in general, soy milk is a good choice if you want to go the dairy-free route, especially for Pasta Roni in this case.

Can I substitute milk in Pasta Roni?

Yes, you can. And you can even use water here! Surprised?

Just use water and add 2–3 tbsp cream cheese, and the mixture will be creamy and delicious.

Can I use heavy cream instead of milk for Pasta Roni?

Yes, you can. Just use it in packaged mac and cheese, pasta dishes, and instant mashed potatoes.

It also makes iced drinks and frostings better.

Do you have to put butter in Pasta Roni?

No, but if you want a better flavor, then butter might be a good idea.

Margarine and butter can be better for this dish than oils because they have more flavor.

Can you replace milk with almond milk in pasta?

Yes, you can use almond milk in place of cow’s milk in most recipes.

But it may give the food a sweeter flavor. It’s up to you, though.

Can I substitute heavy cream for milk in pasta?

Yes, if you add 2 tablespoons (19 grams) of cornstarch to 1 cup (237 ml) of milk and stir.

You can use whole or skim milk. (source)

Is Pasta Roni bad for you?

Not really, but you shouldn’t eat it too often, for sure. It has artificial colors and is made with partially hydrogenated oil.

It also has the same amount of calories as an entire meal, so it’s really filling. (source)

Does Pasta Roni go bad?

Yes, pasta can go bad. It may start to taste different or not be as good.

The expiration date on a box of pasta is usually about one or two years. (source)

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What is Rice-A-Roni made of?

Rice-A-Roni is a mixture of ingredients. It has vermicelli pasta, rice, and seasonings.

The recipe for Rice-A-Roni starts with butter, browning the rice and pasta in it. Then water and seasonings are added to the mix. The ingredients are then simmered until the water is absorbed. (source)

How do you make Pasta Roni Alfredo?

In a pot, mix milk, water, and butter together. Add pasta and some special seasonings.

Boil for a few minutes until the pasta is cooked. Turn down the heat to medium and let it boil for a few more minutes to thicken the sauce. Wait 3-5 minutes before removing from stovetop to let it cool down.

How do you make 2 Roni pasta boxes?

Cook the pasta and sauce mix, but use twice the ingredients listed for one box. (source)

How do you make Rice-A-Roni not mushy?

When you make Rice-A-Roni, always have the water boiling before adding it to the pasta, brown rice, and seasoning mix.

Then cover with a lid and reduce the heat so it will cook quicker.


Pasta Roni is one of my favorite dinners. I don’t like to eat it with cow’s milk, but soy milk gives the perfect flavor and texture for this dish.

One thing I’ve found that really helps bring out the taste, even more, is a 1:1 ratio of Pasta Roni and soy milk.

Give it a try yourself!

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