Vegan Mac and Cheese

Vegan Mac and Cheese

This Easy Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese is the perfect recipe for when you’re craving the ultimate comfort food!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: Mac and Cheese
Servings: 2


  • 3/8 cup raw cashews
  • 2 carrots peeled and cut into 1cm cubes
  • 1 1/2 cup potatoes peeled and cut into 1cm cubes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 lemon juice only
  • 1-2 garlic cloves peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 1/2 cup macaroni
  • 1 1/2 tbsp panko breadcrumbs


The night before, soak the cashew nuts in water and leave overnight.

  • Heat the oven to 325°F.
  • Steam the carrots and potatoes together for 5 mins, until completely softened.
  • Transfer to a food processor.
  • Drain the cashews and add these with 60ml of the oil, then blitz to break down the nuts.
  • Tip in the other ingredients – apart from the macaroni, breadcrumbs and the remaining oil – then blitz again until the mixture is smooth and season well.
  • Add a splash of water and just a drizzle of olive oil if it looks too stiff, then set aside.
  • Cook the macaroni in a large pan of salted water for 1 min less than packet instructions, drain then stir through the sauce.
  • Transfer the mix to an ovenproof dish, stir the breadcrumbs with the remaining oil and some seasoning.
  • Scatter over the top of the macaroni and bake for 20-25 mins until piping hot and crisp.

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