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This Vegan Mac And Cheese Is Full Of Gooey, Creamy Deliciousness

This Vegan Mac And Cheese Is Full Of Gooey, Creamy Deliciousness

Nutritional yeast and cashews are the secret ingredients.

Becca Miller and Kate Merker |

17 July 2020

Total Time
30 Mins Ingredients
11 CountServing Size
4 PeoplePhotograph by Chelsea Kyle

If you’ve started eating a plant-based diet, chances are you’ve had a craving or two for comforting non-vegan dishes. Perhaps you’re hungry for your mom’s classic mac and cheese, with its super creamy sauce, funky, cheesy flavour and a crispy breadcrumb topping. But…that’s not exactly vegan-friendly. Enter: the Women’s Health test kitchen’s vegan answer to this nostalgic staple with the same luxe flavour and texture, without any of the cheese.

A combo of garlic, mustard powder, cayenne pepper and nooch (a.k.a. the almighty nutritional yeast) create an epic cheesy flavour to rival any cheddar-filled pasta casserole. And the rich sauce gets its ultra-creamy texture from boiled and blended cashews.

This vegan mac perfectly combines creamy sauce and a crunchy topping with the addition of olive oil-toasted panko breadcrumbs and parsley for some added freshness. Trust, you won’t miss a single bite of the mac and cheese from your childhood.


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