Vegan Macaroni Cheese


A vegan version of family favorite mac ‘n’ cheese.

Vegan Macaroni Cheese

Vegan mac ‘n’ cheese

How to cook a vegan version of macaroni cheese.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Global
Servings 4 people
Calories 616 kcal


Vegan Cheese Sauce

  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 tbsp white flour
  • 4 cups plant milk of your choice (unsweetened)
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast
  • salt & pepper (to taste)


  • 4 cups cooked macaroni (2 cups dry, cook according to packet instructions)
  • drizzle olive oil
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs


Cook the sauce

  • Heat the olive oil in a pot over a medium heat.
  • When it is hot, add the flour and cook, stirring, until it begins to bubble (approx. 1 minute).
  • Add the milk gradually, stirring briskly so that each portion is well mixed in without forming any umps (use a hand whisk is necessary).
  • Lower heat and continue to stir while the sauce thickens (approx. 5 minutes).
  • When the sauce has thickened, but is still pour-able, remove it from the heat and add the other sauce ingredients. Start with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Mix thoroughly, taste, and add extra of any ingredient if required.

Bake the macaroni

  • Add the cooked macaroni to the pan and mix well.
  • Transfer the macaroni and sauce to a baking dish, and sprinkle the breadcrumbs evenly over the top.
  • Bake in the oven at 360°F until the top starts to brown.
  • Serve with a crisp green salad on the side.