Ah, the classic Macaroni and Cheese, we’re all-too familiar with the warmth and comfort that a hearty bowl of this meal brings us. For those new to a plant-based diet, not having this cheesy dish can leave a bit of a hole in your comfort food plans. How can you achieve such a believable culinary feat without ‘cheese’, as you know it?

Thankfully it’s perfectly achievable, and these 10 easy recipes show you exactly how.

So get on an apron, get out some pasta and get your bowl (and your belly), ready for Netflix and comfort food.

10 Ultimate Vegan Mac N’ Cheese Recipes


Creamy Mac N’ Cheese

This creamy and flavourful alternative to macaroni and dairy cheese, will leave you richly satisfied. As aptly put the recipe creator, ‘Who knew that potatoes, carrots, onion, cashews, coconut milk, and seasonings could make such a fabulous creamy combination?’

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Noochy Mac N’ Cheese

This ‘cheese’ is creamy and rich, but also sweet and mellow. Using truffle oil and miso adds a delicious air of sophistication to a basic comforting dish.

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Thick And Creamy Mac N’ Cheese

This extra creamy, thick mac n’ cheese is the ultimate melty, stretchy vegan miracle. Sure to be dairy-consumer approved, and can be easily whipped up in 30 minutes or less, why not make it for your next dinner?

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Gluten-Free Mac N’ Cheese

Great news! Coeliacs and people on a gluten-free diet don’t have to miss out on the goodness that is cheesy, hearty and so satisfying mac n’ cheese and you don’t have to compromise on flavour!

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Nostalgic Mac N’ Cheese

This recipe is deliciously nostalgic and delivers the taste of cheesy, creamy and buttery comfort food, but uses coconut milk and cashews to achieve this velvety texture instead.

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Baked Mac N’ Cheese

The ultimate Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese. Cheesy, saucy macaroni topped with an irresistible buttery & golden crispy crumb topping. No dairy, no nuts & easily made gluten-free. Prepare to get saucy!” Does it get more appealing than that?

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Green Chili Mac N’ Cheese

The perfect combination of spicy chili and creamy, carb-y comfort food that is savory, satisfying and luxurious to eat. Also, every serving boasts a mega 19g of protein!

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Mac N’ Cheese With Butternut Squash

This vegan mac n’ cheese contains secret hidden vegetables, to make this the ultimate guilt-free comfort food. Ready in 30 minutes or less, is there any reason not to put this on your weeknight menu?

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Tasty Mac N’ Cheese

If you thought it couldn’t get better than the creamy and rich flavours made from an unbeatable combination of coconut milk, nutritional yeast, and toasted walnuts, just wait until you add the spicy cayenne, roasted broccoli and cauliflower, and caramelized onions for a true, deep flavour.

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Mac N’ Cheese With Crispy Herby Topping

This is proper comfort food, just like the real thing, but better. The perfect combination of a crisp, herby topping atop a creamy bed of good ole’ mac n’ cheese.

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