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Pretty Damn Good Vegan Mac and Cheese

October 13, 2012

I was in a mac and cheese kind of mood the other day. I don’t really crave cheese that much, but some comfort foods I have a hankering for every now and then. So, I did what any other self respecting vegan would do and I googled, “best ever vegan mac and cheese”. Among the hits was a tempting recipe from the blog Veganela. I decided to give it a try and see if it really was the best. I don’t have too much to compare it to, so I’m not really sure if it qualifies as the absolute best…but it was pretty damn good. Unlike the original recipe, I added broccoli and tomatoes. I also switched out a couple ingredients for the sake of time, etc. Overall, it was exceptionally delicious, quick to make, and it saved well.

Pretty Damn Good Vegan Mac and Cheese

Time: 30 minutes. Feeds: 4 people


    • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
    • 1 tsp onion powder
    • 1 tsp salt, to taste
    • ½ tsp garlic powder
    • 1 + ¾ cups nondairy milk
    • 1.5 tbsp cornstarch
    • ¼ cup canola oil
    • 2 tbsp light (yellow or white) miso paste
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice
    • 6-8oz pasta, cooked
    • 1 crown broccoli
    • 3 small tomatoes


  1. Make the pasta according to box directions. While the pasta is cooking, do the following:
  2. Bring the milk to boil and add oil and cornstarch. Lower the heat to a simmer and stir occasionally until the milk has thickened (about 10 minutes)
  3. Combine all the remaining ingredients in a food processor. Slowly blend in the milk mixture.
  4. Cut up broccoli. Combine with olive oil and put in the oven at 450 degrees. Cook until slightly browned (10-12 minutes).
  5. In a large bowl, combine pasta, sauce, and broccoli. I also cut up tomato and added it to the mix.


Cooked pasta and tomatoes


The ‘cheese’ sauce


‘Cheese’ Sauce added to the pasta


Roasting up the broccoli


The final dish. A++

If you’re into vegan food, I highly recommend you go over to Veganela and check out her blog!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. raindrops & rotini permalink
    May 13, 2013 10:23 pm

    Omg, I actually am on the eternal quest for the perfected vegan mac n cheese and this one looks and sounds yummy! My fave so far involves butternut squash and soaked cashews, but it is time consuming and this one looks easier which = better by default, lol.

    • May 14, 2013 9:15 am

      Good! I hope you like it. Mac and cheese is a rare, delicious find in the vegan world.


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