Super Simple Vegan Macaroni & Cheese

Super Simple Vegan Macaroni & Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese is everyone’s childhood favorite, isn’t it? Well, it was mine. My parents even told me when I was a toddler that’s all I wanted to eat. I wouldn’t even try other foods, that is until they took away my cheesy comfort food. That’s one of the worst things a parent can do to a child, keep them from eating macaroni and cheese! Yes! I believe it! Little did  I know how much I would like vegetables and other foods. It ended up being a good thing in my case. Anyways, even my picky 4 year old loves macaroni and cheese. He is a little challenging though even giving him Mac and cheese {he was used to the box noodles} he expects the same box of macaroni I used to give him.

So, I just thought about it, for now I can buy the box for the noodles and throw my sauce on top!! I’m genius! I’ll give it a try tomorrow and see how it goes because I had leftover sauce. This makes so much, I like to store it in a glass jar in the refrigerator. Only up to three days though!


To begin, add your pasta to a large pot of boiling water. Cook accordingly to the package instructions.

Once the pasta is done cooking, drain and rinse it. Then set it aside until ready to combine with the cheese sauce.

While the pasta is cooking, add your vegan butter to a small pot over medium heat.

Then, whisk in your all-purpose flour. You’re creating a roux. Cook it while whisking continuously about 2 minutes. You want it to thicken up.

Then, whisk in your choice of plant-based milk. Whisk until its fully combined.

Next, add in your additions. Whisk each in fully before continuing to the next addition.

Start with the nutritional yeast, then the tomato paste, cornstarch, garlic and onion powders and lastly the lemon juice. It should start to thicken up. Continuously whisk for about 5 minutes.

Now, add in the vegan cream cheese. This is the best for thickening the sauce and giving you that creamy consistency! The creamier the better right? Whisk in the vegan cream cheese until it’s blended into the sauce.

Now, you can transfer the sauce and pour it over your cooked macaroni! Stir it, and if the sauce is too thin, add some more cornstarch about 1 teaspoon at a time and fold it into the macaroni and cheese sauce. Repeat it until you get you’re desired consistency. Serve immediately and Enjoy the creamy goodness!! So hearty and warming to the soul!


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Super Simple Vegan Macaroni & Cheese
If you haven’t had any luck with vegan Mac and Cheese recipes because they’re so much work, try this one! It will be your last recipe you use! So creamy yet easy to throw together!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. To begin, add your pasta to a large pot of boiling water. Cook accordingly to the package instructions.
  2. Once the pasta is done cooking, drain and rinse it. Then set it aside until ready to combine with the cheese sauce.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, add your vegan butter to a small pot over medium heat.
  4. Then, whisk in your all-purpose flour. You’re creating a roux. Cook it while whisking continuously about 2 minutes. You want it to thicken up.
  5. Then, whisk in your choice of plant-based milk. Whisk until its fully combined.
  6. Next, add in your additions. Whisk each in fully before continuing to the next addition. Start with the nutritional yeast, then the tomato paste, cornstarch, garlic and onion powders and lastly the lemon juice. It should start to thicken up. Continuously whisk for about 5 minutes.
  7. Now, add in the vegan cream cheese. This is the best for thickening the sauce and giving you that creamy consistency! The creamier the better right? Whisk in the vegan cream cheese until it’s blended into the sauce.
  8. Now, you can transfer the sauce and pour it over your cooked macaroni! Stir it, and if the sauce is too thin, add some more cornstarch about 1 teaspoon at a time and fold it into the macaroni and cheese sauce. Repeat it until you get you’re desired consistency. Serve immediately and Enjoy the creamy goodness!! So hearty and warming to the soul!
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