Easy Creamy Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

Easy Creamy Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

Side Dish

Although this does not taste like the the traditional mac 'n cheese recipes most of us grew up with, it will satisfy your comfort food craving while helping you avoid preservatives, dyes, meat, and dairy. Stir in your favorite veggies and/or meatless filler and you've got yourself a satisfying meal. This recipe is very versatile; tweak ingredients to your liking!

Servings per recipe: 8
Calories per serving: 349
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 43m


  • 1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni
  • 2/3 cup rice bran oil, divided
  • 2 cups unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 cup nutritional yeast
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika


  • 1   Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch baking dish.
  • 2   Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl; toss with 1 tablespoon rice bran oil.
  • 3   Combine remaining rice bran oil, soy milk, nutritional yeast, garlic, mustard, and paprika in a high-powered food processor or blender; blend until smooth and creamy.
  • 4   Pour soy milk mixture over elbow macaroni in the bowl; toss to mix. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil.
  • 5   Bake in the preheated oven until center is bubbling, about 20 minutes.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 20.2g 31%
    Saturated Fat 3.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg  
Sodium 53mg 2%
Potassium 466mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 30.4g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5.4g 22%
Protein 13.8g 28%
Sugars 3g  
Vitamin A 153IU  
Vitamin C 1mg  
Calcium 25mg  
Iron 2mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 59mg  
Vitamin B6 10mg  
Magnesium 32mg  
Folate 316mcg