Vegan Gourmand Macaroni & Cheese

This is my go to mac & cheese recipe to share whenever someone says “I could never give up cheese”.

I know that this is still not the healthiest of recipes. But I post this recipe because it can help someone who is transitioning their diet to a more healthful one.

This recipe for mac & cheese is still light years healthier than the real thing and is almost indistinguishable from the real thing. I have tested it out on meat and cheese eaters and they could not tell the difference and many have said they liked it better than the real thing.


Servings: 6


8 ounces uncooked regular elbow macaroni pasta

3 cups Daiya vegan cheddar style shreds

3 tablespoons vegan butter (I use Earth Balance brand)

2 cups unsweetened almond milk (I use Silk brand)

1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup bread crumbs (I use Italian flavor)

¼ cup of vegan butter melted (I use Earth Balance brand)

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon powdered mustard


Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain thoroughly when done. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare the cheese sauce while oven is warming. In a small pot melt the 3 tablespoons of vegan butter. When melted, add the pepper, nutritional yeast, Garlic, Onion, Mustard & salt

Stir in the almond milk. Add the cheddar, and cook over low/medium heat for about 2-3 minutes, continually stirring until smooth and creamy. Stir into the macaroni and mix together.

Transfer to an 8×8 casserole dish. Mix the ¼ cup of melted vegan butter with the bread crumbs mix until completely combined and top mac & cheese. Bake for 20 minutes uncovered, or until the cheese is bubbling and top is starting to brown.

Remove from oven and serve.


Posted on June 26, 2012, in Recipes and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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