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Vegan Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Who says you can't have your mac n' cheese and eat it too? This creamy vegan mac n' cheese is made with a potato, carrot and cashew cheese sauce, nutritional yeast, and a secret blend of spices that will have you reaching for seconds. It's the ultimate comfort food that's both healthy and indulgent.

Tasty Team
83% would make again
Vegan Mac ‘n’ Cheese


for 4 servings

  • 2 yellow potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into 1 inch (2.5 cm) pieces
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
  • ½ cup cashews (65 g)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more for water
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast, optional
  • 1 lb elbow macaroni (450 g), cooked, for serving


  • paprika, to taste

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 586
  • Fat 6g
  • Carbs 109g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugar 7g
  • Protein 19g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Peel and cube the potatoes. Peel and chop the carrot. Peel and quarter the onion.
  2. Add the vegetables to a large pot or Dutch oven of boiling salted water. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, until the potatoes are fork-tender. Remove the boiled vegetables and save about 1 ½ cups of the cooking water.
  3. Add the cashews, boiled vegetables, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, reserved cooking water, and nutritional yeast to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour the sauce over the macaroni and stir to coat.
  5. Sprinkle with paprika and serve immediately.
  6. Enjoy!
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Vegan Mac ‘n’ Cheese