Overhead view of Pumpkin Mac and Cheese in a white bowl with mini white and orange pumpkins along the side on a white marble table

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

Just in time for fall, this Dairy-Free Pumpkin Mac & Cheese will have you wanting to sit by the fireside with a blanket and a good book. With just a handful of ingredients, many of which you might already have on hand, this dish is simpler than you might think.

3.60 from 5 votes
Overhead view of Pumpkin Mac and Cheese in a white bowl with mini white and orange pumpkins along the side on a white marble table
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Dairy-Free Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 345kcal


  • 2 cups canned pumpkin puree
  • cups unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast
  • ¼ cup raw cashews preferably soaked
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • teaspoons kosher or fine sea salt , plus more for the pasta water
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 16 ounces gluten-free macaroni pasta (or short pasta of choice)
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper


  • Add the pumpkin puree, almond milk, nutritional yeast, cashews, garlic, salt, and onion powder to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the macaroni until al dente, about 7 minutes. Strain and add the macaroni back to the pot. Pour in as much pumpkin “cheese” sauce as desired and stir to combine. (You might like to use all of the sauce or you may prefer less, depending on how saucy you like it.) Scoop into bowls, sprinkle with pepper, and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Dairy-Free Pumpkin Mac & Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 345 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 626mg26%
Potassium 285mg8%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 12710IU254%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 3mg17%
* 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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