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Vegan Mac and Cheese

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  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese that the whole family will LOVE!


  • 1/2 pound of dried pasta of choice
  • heaping 1/2 cup raw cashews soaked overnight and then drained & rinsed(or see notes for quick soaking)*
  • 1 large carrot, peeled
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup veggie broth
  • 1 tablespoon of vegan butter, softened
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp of garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder


  1. Start by steaming your carrot. Cut it into smaller pieces (I cut mine into about 6 pieces) and then place it into a pot. Cover with water and bring to a gentle simmer. Cook until fork tender. Let cool.
  2. Cook your pasta according to package instructions.
  3. In a food processor or high speed blender, combine the soaked cashews, steamed carrots, nutritional yeast, broth, salt, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Blend until creamy and smooth.
  4. Once pasta is done, drain and rinse and then pour the cheese sauce over top. Stir to combine and season with additional salt and pepper as needed.
  5. ENJOY!


* you can quick soak your cashews by covering them in a pot with water and bring to a boil. Let boil for a few minutes and then take off of the heat. Let sit for 15 minutes. Drain and rinse.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: pasta
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American