Check out these best vegan mac and cheese recipes from around the web. Including easy vegan mac and cheese recipes with cashews, butternut squash, as well as nut-free options.
Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food, especially on chilly winter nights. But when you are vegan, it can be hard to find a recipe that tastes delicious but is also easy and doable to make.
But have no fear- vegan mac and cheese can be easily made and taste just as good as traditional mac and cheese. Vegan versions of mac and cheese are also lighter and tend to be heathier, so it is a win win for everyone.
Here are 11 of the best vegan mac and cheese recipes for you and your family to enjoy.
Vegan Mac and Cheese
A wonderful thing about this recipe is that it is simple and easy to make and it only takes 30 minutes! Even though this dish is free from dairy, it is still extremely creamy, and tastes just like the mac and cheese you remember from your childhood.
The vegan cheese in this recipe is made from potatoes, carrots, olive oil, plant milk, nutritional yeast, and seasonings, and this recipe can easily be made gluten free if you need it to be.
Amazing Vegan Mac and Cheese
This recipe makes very creamy mac and cheese and the cheese is remarkably cheese like. This mac and cheese has only about 500 calories per serving, which is way less than most homemade mac and cheese recipes. This recipes also adds in broccoli, kale, or peas, to increase your veggie intake.
Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese
If you are looking for the creamiest vegan mac and cheese, this recipe will be your best bet! The yummy, creamy cheese sauce in this recipe is made from potatoes, carrots, onions, coconut milk, cashews, and nutritional yeast, and is made into a nice sauce constancy by mixing them all together in a blender. Plus a serving of this mac and cheese has less than 300 calories in it!
Vegan Mac and Cheese
This mac and cheese is great because it is made completely free from dairy and eggs, as well as nuts, gluten, and soy! This recipe is easy to make and only takes a couple of minutes plus it is kid friendly- even the pickiest eaters will love it. Nutritional yeast is the special ingredient in this recipe. This product, which can be found in most health food stores, has a naturally cheesy flavor that brings your dish to the next level.
Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese
This recipe is simple which makes it a favorite of kids and adults alike. The cheese sauce is made with cashews, water, nutritional yeast, Dijon, lemon, and a few spices. Once made, this recipe can also be stored in a freezer for up to three months.
Creamy Cashew Mac and Cheese
The star ingredient in this recipe’s cheese sauce is cashews! Cashews are great because they offer a lot of protein, healthy fat, and magnesium. When blended with water, the cashews turn into a nice cream. This recipe can also be made gluten free by simply swapping out the regular pasta with gluten free pasta.
Classic Vegan Mac and Cheese
When making this recipe, the author found that adding a tablespoon or two of hot sauce adds a lot to the cheesy flavor without making it too spicy. The hot sauce adds the perfect touch. This recipe calls for the use of cashews, but if you have a nut allergy, it can also be made with coconut milk instead.
Dairy-Free Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese
This recipe is quick and easy to make with only five minutes of prep time and twenty five minutes of cooking time. By making the sauce with nutritional yeast, the sauce has a smoky and tangy cheese flavor that everyone in your house will love. This recipe is also gluten free, which is a great bonus.
Vegan Mac and Cheese Mix
This powder is easy to make and store and you can use it to whip up your favorite dish in minutes. Just mix the powder with nondairy milk, simmer it, and you are done! Pour the cheese sauce over your cooked pasta for a delicious, and easy, mac and cheese.
Mind-Blowing Vegan Mac and Cheese
This recipes is made with nutritional yeast (to give it that cheesy taste) and raw cashews (to make it nice and creamy), as well as dairy free milk, and spices that bring out the cheese taste. It can be cooked on the stove top and then, when bread crumbs are added, it has an oven baked taste.
Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
This recipe uses buffalo cauliflower for an extra punch of flavor to the mac and cheese. You simply top your cooked pasta and the creamy cheese sauce with the buffalo cauliflower. This recipe can be made with any type of pasta that you have in the pantry (traditional, gluten free, whole wheat, etc.) making it convenient and easy.