Making Vegan Mac and "Cheese"

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September 9, 2018

Vegan Mac and "Cheese" in bowlI made this vegan dish for two very important people in my life; my father who literally thinks cheese is poison, and my best friend who is on a vegan journey for health reasons. It's very quick to make. The sauce is done in a food processor or blender in the same amount of time it takes to boil the macaroni. The taste is exquisite. I actually prefer this over regular cheese versions. I hope you give it a try!


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 pkg (12oz) pasta
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for at least 1 hour, then drained
  • 1/2 cup water (more if needed)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp non-dairy milk (I used almond milk)
  • 2 Tbsp white miso paste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 6 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne powder (optional)


  1. Cook pasta per package directions.
  2. cooking pasta in pan
  3. Blend the rest of the ingredients together in a blender or food processor. Start with 1/2 a cup of water while you puree. Add more if needed.
  4. blending ingredients in processor

  5. Do a taste test before removing from blender. I decided I wanted a touch more garlic powder and nutritional yeast.
  6. adding more nutritional yeast
  7. Drain the pasta.
  8. cooked macaroni in strainer
  9. Pour the "cheese" mixture into the bottom of a large serving bowl. Grate in fresh nutmeg.
  10. grating nutmeg
  11. Toss in cooked pasta. Mix well and sprinkle with cayenne powder, if desired. Serve immediately.
  12. Vegan Mac and "Cheese" on dinner plate

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September 10, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you. I am vegetarian and working on being fully vegan so I am always on the hunt for good vegan recipes. Thank you again ;-)

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,246 Posts
September 10, 20180 found this helpful

You are so welcome! Good luck with your journey and let us know how you like this one! :)

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September 16, 20180 found this helpful

Looks terrific, Toosa!

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,246 Posts
September 17, 20180 found this helpful

Thanks, Rose Anne!! Now I'm craving it again. :)

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