Baked Vegan Macaroni and Cheese
A favorite from your childhood, but oh so tasty without dairy. Roasted red peppers give it a cheesy color and the addition of vegetables make it even more nutritious.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Baked vegan macaroni and cheese
Baked Vegan Macaroni and Cheese
A favorite from your childhood, but oh so tasty without dairy. Roasted red peppers give it a cheesy color and the addition of vegetables make it even more nutritious.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Baked vegan macaroni and cheese
Ingredients
  • 1 16 oz box whole grain elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews soaked in hot water 30 minutes
  • 1 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 cup roasted red bell peppers, about 3 whole
  • 4 Tbl nutritional yeast
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp light miso
  • 1/2 Tbl lemon juice
  • 2 Tbl dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 Tbl cornstarch
  • dash cayenne pepper
Cashew Parmesan “Cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350°. Cook pasta noodles according to package directions. Drain, rinse and place into a 9×11” baking dish.
  2. Place all the ingredients into a high-powered blender, the drained, soaked cashews along with the non-dairy milk roasted peppers, nutritional yeast, lemon and mustard along with the spices, and cornstarch.
  3. Pour blended sauce into a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk constantly until the sauce thickens.
  4. Pour “cheese” sauce over noodles and if you’re adding any additional vegetables like peas or broccoli, add those in and stir all to combine.
  5. To make the parmesan “cheese,” put all of the ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until crumbly. Sprinkle on top of your mac and cheese or use bread crumbs.
  6. Cook for 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly and the edges start to brown.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Vegan Macaroni and Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 405 Calories from Fat 57
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.3g 10%
Saturated Fat 1.8g 9%
Cholesterol 6.1mg 2%
Sodium 357mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 69.8g 23%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 7.3g
Protein 18.9g 38%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 65%
Calcium 10%
Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This recipe was printed from plantbasedcooking.com