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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.

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Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipe

A remake of a traditional comfort food, this vegan mac and cheese is healthy and dairy-free.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Soaking Time2 hrs
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 405kcal


  • 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


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  • 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.
  • Blend on high until smooth and creamy, adding more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the sauce is pourable.
  • Drain the pasta and pour into an oven-safe baking dish. Pour sauce over top and stir to combine.
  • 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*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 136mg6%
Potassium 127mg4%
Carbohydrates 77g26%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More 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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  1. Lisa
    March 6, 2020

    I should have known better than to try this. I’ve never enjoyed cashew/nut yeast cheese sauce and am reminded of this again. All 4 of us did not enjoy this recipe. I’ve found butternut squash cheese sauces much creamier and tastier.

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