Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipe

For me, and I’m sure for many of you, one of the all-time best comfort foods is pasta and this vegan mac and cheese does not disappoint. A remake of a traditional comfort food yet healthy and dairy-free.

4 from 3 votes
Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Soaking Time
2 hrs
Total Time
35 mins

A remake of a traditional comfort food, this vegan mac and cheese is healthy and dairy-free.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 405 kcal
Author: Alyssa Rimmer
  • 1 pound gluten-free pasta
  • ½ cup raw cashews soaked at least 2 hours
  • cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon miso paste
  • 1 teaspoon tahini
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ⅓ - ½ cup filtered water
  • 1 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. Drain and rinse the cashews, then place them into a blender. Add the remaining ingredients, except the breadcrumbs, starting with just cup of water.
  3. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, adding more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the sauce is pourable.
  4. Drain the pasta and pour into an oven-safe baking dish. Pour sauce over top and stir to combine.
  5. Sprinkle breadcrumbs onto the noodles, cover the dish with foil, and bake on the center rack for 20 minutes. Remove and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 405 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Sodium 136mg 6%
Potassium 127mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 77g 26%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 0.8%
Vitamin C 3.9%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 5.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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