Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese

Megan H.: "simple ingredients, easy to make, and yummy!" Read More


  • 10 ounces macaroni (dried, or about 2⅔ cups)
  • 1 cup yellow potatoes (peeled/diced, or russets)
  • 1/4 cup carrots (peeled/diced)
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup water (preferably use liquid from pot of boiled veggies)
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 pinch paprika

NutritionView more

Sodium23% DV540mg
Fat18% DV12g
Protein25% DV13g
Carbs20% DV59g
Fiber16% DV4g
Calories380Calories from Fat110
Total Fat12g18%
Saturated Fat4g20%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat110
Total Carbohydrate59g20%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Megan H. 28 Nov 2018
simple ingredients, easy to make, and yummy!
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Alyssa M. 25 Oct 2018
requires some finessing to make it taste like the idea of cheese sauce in your head but once you get it it's great! super tasty on everything and feels a little healthier :^)
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Maja Bisgaard B. 19 Jun 2018
BAD, I don’t want to make this again, ever.
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Luis Vargas 29 Mar 2018
really tasty, great for a food party
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Lisa 16 Feb 2018
Awesome! My non-vegan hubby said he loved it and the fact that he didn’t feel heavy and sick, as if it were made with cheese, made him love it better than the real thing! Score!
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Iris M. 4 Feb 2018
This recipe was amazing. My 6 year old LOVED it. Best mac and cheese I have ever had.
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St-Amand 29 Jan 2018
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Hi 23 Jan 2018
Great! Needed a little more salt since we used whole wheat pasta which meant the sauce was a little washed out. Next time I would add some spinach, red pepper, and parsley to give it color and more crunch.
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Judy S 4 Jan 2018
I would definitely make this recipe again! I did not have coconut milk on hand so used almond milk but next time I will use the coconut milk for a richer flavor.
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Scott S. 4 Dec 2017
Surprisingly a great alternative to Mac n cheese. Some toasted breadcrumbs completed this dish
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Cherie Smittle 29 Nov 2017
This is much better than regular Mac and cheese
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Hayden B. 13 Nov 2017
Made it with my room mates and everybody loved it !
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Jaslame 23 Oct 2017
First time ever making anything full vegan and holy moly sooo good
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Jonathan Fain 15 Oct 2017
Easy recepie! The kid (2 year old) loved it!
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Hello 27 Sep 2017
Great, simply scrumptious. Hubby ate it! Many thanks, will make it again.
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Kat P. 13 Sep 2017
Super tasty my kid loved it
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Ste S. 7 Sep 2017
It was pretty good. However, I felt like there was something missing from the recipe and I can't pinpoint what it could be. It was missing some sort of bite.
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Bianca Clarke 4 Sep 2017
Pretty yum! Kinda reminded me of a pumpkin soupish taste on pasta, although I did use soy milk instead of coconut but it still turned out delicious! I put my pasta and sauce in a tray and sprinkled some shredded bio cheese on top in the oven for 18min @ 180 degrees.
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Lauren 22 Aug 2017
Tasted good but I did add more nutritional yeast as it didn't have a lot of flavour
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Karina 19 Aug 2017
Being newly vegan (after being vegetarian for the past 9 years, in which people often called me a cheese-atarian since I still ate so much cheese), it's hard to get used to the taste of nutritional yeast as "cheese". Overall, it's a good recipe and gives a good creamy consistency with a little bit of flavor. Next time I may add a little more garlic powder, maybe even some pepper. But, most importantly, it's toddler-approved! Mine keeps asking me for more.
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Halla Hoddson 20 Jul 2017
Made this and it was really good 😋
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Jude Macera 10 Jul 2017
This was hands down the best Mac N Cheese I’ve ever had, vegan or not! Because I’m so extra, I sautéed some Field Roast smoked apple sage “sausage” with garlic and spinach to add to my delicious cheezy dish! This recipe has been added to favorites.
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Kory 15 Jun 2017
Great delicious so good
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Isabella E. 27 May 2017
So creamy and tasty. The citric kick gives it a cheesy flavor. Took me back to childhood. Will be part of my repertoire
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B 21 Feb 2017
My boyfriend despises vegetables and he enjoyed it, and of course I loved it! I made the recipe as is and will definitely make it again!
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Caz Willis 18 Feb 2017
Love this recipe, very easy to make, doesn't take long and is very tasty. Have added broccoli to it as well 😋😋👍🏻
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Lisa 3 Feb 2017
This was a really good sauce. I used it on a vegetable and pasta bake. it lIt was so delicious, I ate way too much of it
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Maggir F. 27 Jan 2017
I have made this a few times, this time using all coconut milk instead and just a little splash of the veggie water, doubled the garlic and put a bit of extra lemon juice and nutritional yeast and it was soooooo good! I threw some turkey bacon in for my non vegan hubby and he was over the moon about it too! A must try!
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Jarlsby 21 Jan 2017
Nice. Remember to tweak it to your own liking. I used all the ingredients listed, but didn't actually measure anything.
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Christina Hale 27 Dec 2016
Omg.... I made this last night and my non-vegan boyfriend who refuses to eat anything vegan, didn't realize it was not real mac and cheese and loved it! This is delicious. The only thing I did different is use almond milk because that's what I had on hand. I will be taking this to non-vegans parties for a reaction!