Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese



Today on Twitter I asked you, what recipe would you like to see today: Mac ‘n cheese or sugar cookies?

About 60-70% said mac ‘n cheese, so here it is!

Sugar cookies are coming on up. :)

I also have a fun blog feature to tell you about. From now until the end of the holiday season, I will be featuring one holiday cookie recipe per week. If you have any favourite Christmas cookies or other cookies that you’d like me to make, leave a comment and let me know!

This week I have had a huge, huge, huge craving for mac ‘n cheese.

All it took was seeing a picture on a website and it was all I could think about.

Each time I was eating something else, my mind would wander to mac ‘n cheese, secretly hoping and wishing that my food would magically transform.

That creamy, delicious, savoury, comforting goodness.

Experience tells me that my craving would not go away until I satisfied it.

This week, I got to work testing out a few vegan mac ‘n cheese recipes. One was a dud, one was pretty good, and this one that I am sharing today is all kinds of awesome.

This is an intensely creamy and decadent baked mac ‘n cheese. It has a lot of flavour and 4 vegetables hiding inside, but no one will ever be the wiser!

When I taste recipes like this I know that I can eat a vegan diet forever and not feel like I am missing out on anything.

That is a great feeling!


Baked Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese (revised)

First up, peel and chop those glorious veggies! Who knew mac ‘n cheese could have veggies hiding in there?


Now boil your veggies and cook until tender.

Take a slice of bread and process with 1 tbsp of Earth Balance (or butter).



Set aside and hide from yourself because bread + butter is goooooood.

Gather up your cheese sauce ingredients:


Process together:


I tasted it and decided it would be awesome with 2 tbsp of nutritional yeast and another garlic clove. You don’t need the yeast to make this dish, but it made it a bit cheesier tasting! You can pick up some nutritional yeast at bulk food stores.

Once cooked, drain and rinse veggies with cold water.


Add veggies to cheese sauce and process:


The carrots give it a nice cheese-like colour!

Now cook your pasta. I used whole wheat Rotini for a kick of fibre (7 grams of fibre per serving!).


Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 8 minutes.

In a large bowl add your drained pasta and mix with the cheese sauce…it will be insanely thick and creamy!!!


Oh dear me.


A few spoonfuls did not make it into the casserole dish. ;)

Now pour into casserole dish.




Sprinkle with breadcrumbs.


Garnish with paprika.


Now bake at 350F for 30 minutes.


The result is a crispy exterior with a creamy and rich interior. The cheesy taste reminds me a lot of an Alfredo sauce.

Cool for 10 minutes before serving. If you succeed at this, let me know how you did it! ;)


Dig in!



Enjoy your completely vegan mac ‘n cheese that is not only delicious, but is filled with healthy fats, veggies, fibre, and pure comfort on a chilly day. :)

I have made a vegan mac ‘n cheese before, but I prefer this one as my last attempt was a bit heavy on the nutritional yeast and I like that this one incorporates veggies.


Now that my glycogen stores are full, I think I am going to go have a kick butt run outside in this beautiful sunshine. You know what they say, ‘eat pasta, run fasta!’


Have you had any cravings this week? What are they for?

My three cravings this week have been: Chocolate, mac ‘n cheese, and salads. I have satisfied all, but the salad part. Oops.

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1 Claire April 1, 2017

I’ve made this twice already, and twice it turned out really delicious. I used homemade cashew nut milk and added half a cup more. My husband and I are plant-based, and we love that we can still indulge ‘cleanly’ with a good mac n’ cheese. Thank you for the recipe. This dish going to be a staple!


2 Angela Liddon April 3, 2017

I’m so pleased you enjoyed the recipe, Claire! :) Thanks for taking the time to leave me this lovely message letting me know.


3 Kathleen December 12, 2016

Hi Angela! I am excited to try this out today but wondering about calories and the fat content from the cashews? For sure this is way healthier than the usual mac and cheese but wondering about calories and nutrition breakdown. Thanks so much!! Absolutely love your books!


4 marina June 12, 2016

I just made this for the first time last night and, I have to say, since my husband became dairy free many years ago I have tried many mac’n’cheese recipes and this is by far the best of them all. Many thanks for sharing this recipe.


5 Katie April 5, 2016

Fantastic recipe!!! I have recently just cut out animal products from my families diet. My six year old daughter loved this Mac n’ cheese dish and did not even notice there was no cheese! Also it makes a lot and we have left overs for tomorrow! Thank you for posting ?


6 Angela Liddon April 5, 2016

I’m so glad to hear it was a hit with your family, Katie! :)


7 Sara April 4, 2016

Angela, I’m such a fan of yours and all your recipes! I think that 3 tsp of salt is a mistake though. I added it all and it ruined my dish. Just wanted to let you know


8 Jessie February 24, 2016

Holy smokes this mac n cheese is GOOOOOOOOOOOD. I just made this last night and I’m currently eating the left overs for breakfast. I had my mom try this after I made it last night and she was in love. She doesn’t even like regular mac n cheese let alone vegan/’fake mac n cheese. Thank you so much for this recipe! I decided to try it because this was the one recipe that I had all of the ingredients on hand for :) So glad I did! I made mine with small shell pasta and didn’t blend the cashews separately from everything else because I never read directions. Haha it still turned out perfect.


9 Angela Liddon February 25, 2016

Hi Jessie, I’m so happy to hear you loved the recipe. :) Thanks for trying it!


10 Paige December 6, 2015

I have served this amazing recipe for football Sunday, dinner guests, and, just me! I prefer it much more to butternut squash MnC’s that can tend to be sweet. Yum additions–> chopped kale and cherry tomatoes stirred in before baking. :) thanks Angela!



11 Lynda June 24, 2015

Sry truth can hurt


12 Courtney Shank January 14, 2015

OHSHEGLOWS!!! I just found your website! I have tried and LOVED your broccoli cheese soup (Ill leave a comment on that recipe!) And made this Mac & Cheese last night. It was absolutely delish! My kids even gobbled it up and had seconds! The only comment that isn’t a WHOOHOO is I felt the lemon flavor was overpowering. I will not use 6T next time, maybe 3T.
I love hiding veggies in food -boiling and pureeing is the way to go!
Thank you for wonderful dairy free recipes! and I look forward to making more of your creations!


13 Katherine December 11, 2014

“You know what we should’ve done? Made more.” – my vegan cheese-hating partner

(We tossed in a jalapeño and some tuna.)


14 Stevi December 2, 2014

Wow! I am allergic to milk, soy, and eggs, and I just wanted some mac n cheese. This was awesome! I topped it with roasted pumpkin seeds and crispy pancetta (we aren’t vegetarians), even my mom loved it and she can be picky when it comes to my allergy friendly foods.


15 Jess October 26, 2014

OMG, just had this for dinner and it is amazing, and quite seriously one of the best things I have ever eaten. And it’s SO easy to make, too: mine turned out perfectly, and I’m really klutzy when it comes to cooking.

This is most delicious and wonderful and I am forever in your debt– thankyou SO much for sharing your creation, it’s beautiful!


16 Meg June 28, 2014

Do you have to soak the cashews first?


17 Kelly June 26, 2014

This is honestly one of my favorite dishes to make. Time and again I prepare it for myself when I need a nutritious and tasty meal for dinners. Its not so much cheesy, but it is without a doubt my favorite mac and cheese recipe to use. Its going to be in my recipe rotation for a very long time.


18 Allie April 3, 2014

Thank you for this recipe!!!!! It just made it, and I think there was a little too much lemon so I would have probably put 1 tbsp less. Otherwise it was delicious!!! Ate more than my stomach would normally be capable of holding. Thanks again!!


19 Janet March 26, 2014

Thanks for this recipe! I have been starting to research how to stop cooking with dairy recently. Not because I’ve chosen the vegan lifestyle, but because my 4 month old was diagnosed with Galactosemia (so bye-bye all dairy and processed foods!) and my 7 year old autistic daughter can’t live without her mac & cheese. I just can’t make different meals for each child, I’ll go crazy! And seriously, who don’t love the hidden veggies! Can’t wait to try this!


20 Janet March 26, 2014

That was supposed to say *without dairy


21 Amy March 24, 2014

Both my husband and I LOVE this mac & cheese. I made a bit of extra sauce this time, do you have any suggestions for what else I could use it for? Thanks! Amy


22 Michael March 30, 2014

Hi Amy. I love this recipe too and always make extra sauce. When the sauce is very thick, I use it in lasagna and when it’s medium to thin, I use it mixed with a tomato sauce over pasta. It works well as an alfredo sauce with fettuccine noodles and can be used to do cheesy vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, etc).

I’m sure you could probably also use it in casseroles calling for cheese such as a hashbrown casserole. It’s a very versatile sauce!


23 Brittany February 21, 2014

I made this the other night, just the way you have the recipe here.. and it was AMAZING. I have been pesco vegan for a little over a year now, and I am more proud of this mac n’ cheese than anything else I have tried to cook. Thank you for this wonderful recipe! It has given me more hope in my vegan cooking journey. <3


24 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 22, 2014

I’m so happy to hear that Brittany!


25 Knute February 12, 2014

Love mac and cheese. Also like red beans and rice. Sometimes I merge the two, swapping brown rice for the pasta and throwing the beans in with the cheese. It’s like giving your mouth a big hug…


26 dawn January 3, 2014

Do you use flaked or powdered nutritional yeast in your recipes…I’m new to this way of cooking / eating…loving all these recipes!!


27 Dee October 30, 2013

This was THE BEST mac and cheese recipe!! It was easy to make and the directions were perfect. I added a bit of extra almond milk as you suggested, and it made enough extra creamy “cheese” sauce that I plan on using it for some other (pms inspired) vegan treat. This site is the best resource I know for really amazing vegan recipes. You’re the bomb!


28 Indranie Dabideen September 12, 2013

Opps, I mean dairy not diary, lol


29 Indranie Dabideen September 12, 2013

Made this last night, awesome, the sauce is excellent, unfortunately some did not make it to the casserole; did add more milk to make it lighter and swapped the bread and butter for panko and olive oil. Also added cauliflower florets to the pasta at the end so it got steamed before adding the cheese sauce. Love vegetables so really no need to hide it. Will definitely make this again, my Mom who eats diary loves it and did not realize it was vegan until I said so.


30 Stephanie March 23, 2013

Oh my gosh, this dish is ridiculously amazing!!! I made it for my meat loving boyfriend last week and I’m pretty sure he ate about half of the dish. I know I am late on the commenting for this, but I am new to your site and have so many wonderful things bookmarked that I am so excited to try:)


31 Desiree November 19, 2012

How many servings is this recipe?


32 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 19, 2012

Hi Desiree, it should serve 4-6.


33 Julie November 14, 2012

How long will the sauce keep in the fridge?


34 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 16, 2012

Hi Julie, It should keep for 2-3 days?


35 Sam September 7, 2012

Hi! Just wondering, do you think this would work with sweet potato?


36 Birgitte August 25, 2012

Made it this evening for my very anti-vegan parents, who loved it! Thank you so much for the recipe! :D


37 Lauren June 9, 2012

Just made this and it is AMAZING!!! I literally cannot stop eating it….I’m waiting for my cheese loving family members to try it and get a non-Vegan response. Would love to incorporate different veggies next time, squash seems like a fan favorite any others to recommend?


38 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 10, 2012

what about carrots or potatoes?


39 Amie Simmons May 29, 2012

I was also wondering if you thought I could make batches of the cheese sauce before hand and freeze?


40 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 30, 2012

Im not sure to be honest. I would suggest reading through the end of the comments and see if someone else has tried it out!


41 Amie Simmons May 29, 2012

This is incredible! You are such a talented chef. My newly vegan husband loved it and my 2 year old said it was better than her favorite box Mac n cheese. You’re converting my whole family!!!!


42 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 30, 2012

:) That is so great to hear Amie!


43 Deb April 11, 2012

Looks great, can’t wait to try it! This week I craved cinnamon rolls and came up with my own pretty good version of Dave’s Sin Dog (if you haven’t tried it, you must! Or make your own.) Roll whole wheat dough as thin as you can into a rectangle. Spread with dried fruit paste (microwave and blend a little water with some dates, raisins and prunes), chopped nuts, seeds, ground flax seed and cinnamon. Roll up tightly, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and bake on a cookie sheet. I made mine in the shape of a ring for Easter… Oh, and though it’s fun to fulfill our cravings in a healthy way, don’t forget: “Salad is the main dish!”


44 Liz December 17, 2010

This was really delicious — nice and creamy and the bread crumbs provide a nice crunch! I used my Vitamix since I don’t have a food processor and it worked really well (used a chopper for the bread crumbs). Thanks for the great recipe!


45 SallyH December 13, 2010

Question for you: Would there be any problem with not baking this at all? I found that baking dried out and muted the sauce while I loved the creaminess and punch of the sauce before baking.


46 SallyH December 11, 2010

Oh goodness! Just popped this into the oven…and then used flax crackers and my fingers to clean out the food processor bowl. Yum! I overdid the lemon a bit though, I think, as it tastes more like hummus than mac & cheese. That’s ok though — lemon cashew cream sauce over noodles works too!


47 Kate December 9, 2010

Best mac and cheese recipe I’ve tried (and I’ve tried a lot!). Even my omnivorous family loved it :)


48 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 9, 2010



49 Kara December 5, 2010

Seriously?! This tasted even better than I imagined! And that is a very dangerous thing ;). Thanks so much! Your blog is so great.


50 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 9, 2010

glad to hear this!


51 Melanie December 5, 2010

Made this for dinner tonight. It’s so good. Hubby is down watching football so I haven’t gotten his reaction yet, and my son is out with his friends. I hope they (non-vegans) like it as much as I did!! Thanks!!


52 Chinye December 4, 2010

Just wanted to come in and let you know I made this dish for dinner. Absolutely AMAZING! I used soy milk instead of almond milk and used almost 3 cups instead of one to make it really really moist. Thanks for the post!


53 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 4, 2010

glad to hear this!!


54 Sohara December 3, 2010

Ahhh! I have got to try this when I get home. The only thing I’m missing is a potato; I’ll have to see what I can scrounge up. Looks so unearthly good!


55 Danielle December 2, 2010

Yum! Looks good! I’ll definitely be trying this one.


56 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty November 28, 2010

I’m making this right now… the sauce is soooooooooooo good!!


57 Leigh November 25, 2010

I made a gluten free version of this, with Udis bread and quinoa rotini. It was awesome! Thanks for the recipe! I also added more pureed vegetables, since I was making it for my young kids.


58 erin B. @ Laugh, sweat, love and be vegan! November 24, 2010

omg SUGAR COOKIES!!!!!!! They are so simple yet so delicious!! I have been on the hunt for THE perfect sugar cookie recipe, but have yet to find one!! I like mine to be slightly crunchy on the outside but nice and moist and chewy on the inside with a delicious vanilla flavour. I wish I could find a healthy yet delicious version…… if you feel like you would like to take on this challenge I would love you even more than I already do!!! Lol


59 Dee November 24, 2010! Wow. This looks SO amazing!


60 Lauren November 24, 2010

Oh WOW I have got to try this!! I make your other mac and cheese all the time so if this is even better I can’t wait to make it!


61 Angie November 24, 2010

I made this for dinner last night, and it was wonderful! Absolutely the best vegan mac ‘n cheese I’ve had. Thanks for all your fantastic recipes!!


62 Hannah November 24, 2010

My sister and I just made this in the midst of all our Thanksgiving cooking—the two of us ate the whole thing!! It was delicious, and will definitely be made again in the very very near future…like tomorrow! :)


63 Jessica M November 24, 2010

Yummm. I love this dish. I will have to make it soon.

I am making your loaf, potatoes, rolls and spice cake for Thanksgiving dinner. Thank you so much for the recipes!!! I may add mac and cheez to the list… oh my we are going to have lots of leftovers.


64 Whitney @ Blooming Significance November 24, 2010

I made this last night! It was wonderful :)


65 Stephanie November 24, 2010

Ok, so when is the Oh She Glows cookbook gonna come out because I am so ready to buy! (note: that’s just a wish for now)


66 Madeleine@ Stepping to the Brightside November 24, 2010

Ahhhh, thank you thank you thank you for posting this- finally, a mac n cheese recipe I KNOW I can trust!


67 Anastasia November 24, 2010

Yummy :p looks devine! I’ve never heard of cooking pasta that way…I always boil the water first…do you find it makes a difference?



68 Katie November 24, 2010

Oh my gosh, that looks amazing! I may have to make that for my boyfriend here soon! :)

I’ve been craving organic eggs for some reason. I’ve had two for breakfast each morning (in addition to a cinnamon raisin english muffin with butter). Organic eggs taste SO MUCH BETTER than the cheapo stuff. I don’t eat eggs often and have two left, so once this batch is gone, I probably won’t eat them for awhile – in turn hopefully balancing my cholesterol a bit! ;)


69 Steph November 24, 2010

I made this just now! It was amazing… My meat eating boyfriend loved it too. Some tweaks I made were:
– I caramelised the onion and left the pieces whole and mixed them through
– I added more almond milk to make the sauce more saucy
– I added cooked small pieces of cauliflower and mixed it In with the pasta.

Thanks for the awesome recipe!


70 Tamara November 24, 2010

Wow, that looks and sounds spectacular, Angela! Thanks for sharing. :)


71 Laura November 24, 2010

Oh my, I have had this recipe bookmarked from VegNews for such a long time, and now that it is Angela approved I will definitely have to try it out!!


72 Balanced Healthy Life November 24, 2010

This recipe looks great! I can’t wait to try it out and see if it’s Husband approved! : )


73 Sarah November 24, 2010

Hi Angela

I’m really looking forward to your cookie recipes!

One question: what brandof coconut do you use for cooking? Have you heard about Garden of Life?




74 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 24, 2010

I buy organic unsweetened in bulk 25 lb bags…i cant remember the brand name off the top of my head. I think it is ONFC.


75 Lia November 24, 2010

You answered my unspoken prayers! I love that so many asked for vegan mac n’ cheese! This is probably the first time or MAYBE second time I posted a comment in my 1.5 years of reading your blog, that’s how excited I am about this recipe! Thank you!


76 Ellen@FirednFabulous November 24, 2010

I love yummy foods that sneak in veggies. And cashews….I never would have thought to put that in mac ‘n’ cheese, but I love it! I’ve been craving EGGS recently…well, I always want to eat eggs.


77 Amy at TheSceneFromMe November 23, 2010

My cravings this week:chickpeas and white chocolate.
I’ve made parmesan crisped chickpeas and white chocolate cherry shortbread!
I’ve posted the shortbread recipe and will post the chickpea recipe tomorrow.
Happy Thanksgiving!


78 Heidi - Apples Under My Bed November 23, 2010

Yum!! I’m looking forward to your festive cookie series too :) my cravings this week were for grilled chicken breast + roasted potatoes and pumpkin. Not satisfied yet as it is too hot to turn the oven on!! (dare i say :))
Heidi xo


79 Ashley November 23, 2010

Well now I’m craving this. Do you think roasted cashews could be used instead of raw?


80 Lia November 24, 2010

I find that raw cashews cream better when processed than roasted, though the depth of the flavour would be an interesting addition mmmmm


81 Nicole November 23, 2010

Umm… YUM!!!!!


82 Renata November 23, 2010

Hiya – this looks great. What might you suggest if someone is allergic to cashews?


83 Gwen November 23, 2010

My coworker told me about your blog, and mac and cheese sounded like a great dinner idea. It is amazing, even my fiance (a huge meat eater that doesn’t even like mac and cheese!) really liked it. I did hesitate last minute and added a half cup of cheddar cheese before I put it in the oven. I think it would have turned out just as great if I hadn’t added it. The breadcrumbs are a delicious topping.

Also, your pictures are amazing, I love that I can see what things should look like at each stage!


84 Katy (The Singing Runner) November 23, 2010

I am not a big mac ‘n cheese fan (I know, I know!), but I am interested in trying this.


85 Embodying Freedom November 23, 2010

BIGGEST cravings for this Japanese jelly candy & sushi. Which I took care of yesterday with a trip to the Asian supermarket. Also, you should create a toffee cookie recipe,if you were looking for suggestions!


86 Camille November 23, 2010

I wouldn’t have thought that vegan mac and cheese could be possible! Especially a version that looks so delicious! Mad props :)


87 Melissa @ I Never Imagined November 23, 2010

Wow! This is such a great idea! Veggies and nuts in the cheesey sauce- brilliant!!


88 Erika @ Health and Happiness in LA November 23, 2010

This looks so good! And I love that it incorporates veggies. I am weird in that I love every vegan mac and cheese recipe I’ve ever tried. Love.

I was craving seitan this weekend so I had a fair amount. It was delicious!!


89 Kelly Michelle November 23, 2010

LOL your final comment cracked me up


90 Tara November 23, 2010

I would love to see a molasses crinkle cookie. They remind me of my childhood. We used to go to North Carolina and there was a bakery with a delicious spicy, warm molasses cookie, and I haven’t had one in years since it closed.


91 Liana @ femme fraiche November 23, 2010

Vegan dishes are truly a wonder for me…I’m fascinated that you can replace cheese with the ingredients you listed. And it looks JUST as good as the traditional kind!!
I’m going through a non-craving stage…well, nothing to strong at least. That’s ok, with the holidays coming up my chocolate addiction will be in full swing soon!


92 stacey-healthylife November 23, 2010

You can’t go wrong with mac n cheese.


93 salah@myhealthiestlifestyle November 23, 2010

Must. make. This. Now. :-)


94 Wei-Wei November 23, 2010

Oh, dear, dear, dear me. I think that I would double the breadcrumb mixture and bake it in a shallower pan to get more crispy cheesiness. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…


95 Gina November 23, 2010

One cookie recipe a week!? Wowza, I can’t wait for this :)
Love the mac & cheese, sounds comforting and delicious!


96 Stephanie @ Laugh and Cook November 23, 2010


Can you make chocolate gingerbread cookies?


97 Moni'sMeals November 23, 2010

Well Done!

I hope to make this soon.

I crave chocolate and cookies all the time and a nice coffee or tea. :)


98 emily November 23, 2010

this looks delicious. do you think the (my) kids will like it?!


99 Fanta November 23, 2010

OMG Thank you! Looks soooo good! That’s what was hard for me when I was trying to follow a vegan diet, the cheeze! But this looks great :)


100 Ashley @ the fit academic November 23, 2010

Looks so yum! Wish I’d had the recipe 2 days ago! I just made homemade mac & cheese with a panko-parmesan topping. Yours looks absolutely divine though!


101 Pure2raw Twins November 23, 2010

Mac and cheese looks great! I guess this was on everyone’s minds ;) because we just made some vegan-gluten free mac and cheese for our family tonight!!! It is so nice having something warm and comforting like this knowing it is made without dairy for me since I do not handle dairy well!


102 Jen November 23, 2010

Angela, do you think I could do the food processor parts in a blender? I don’t have a food processor and have no desire to buy one (and really no room for another appliance either!) – BUT, I can’t eat cheese, and mac & cheese is one of the things I miss most in my cheese free existence, so I would love to try this recipe. I got embarrassingly excited about it when I first read it on my lunch break at work…until I got to the food processor part, lol.


103 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 23, 2010

hmm I think it depends on your blender’s capabilities. I think it would be worth a shot!


104 Jenni November 23, 2010

I would love to give this a try – all of my kids love Mac and cheese and Alfredo, but I don’t like the nutritional value of traditional versions. Plus I have one child who will not eat vegetables, so hiding them is key! Unfortunately this same child is allergic to cashews and peanuts. Any suggestions for an alternative to the cashews? Thanks! Btw, I think your blog is fantastic!!


105 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 23, 2010

Someone else was wondering the same thing…I’m not sure. The beauty of the cashew is that it has this great creamy texture when processed. You might be able to get away with almonds, but I am not sure how the texture/taste would be. Let me know if you try another nut!


106 Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes November 23, 2010

Mac and Cheese…the most simple things are always the best!


107 Meesh November 23, 2010

Wow, that sounds fantastic. I’m not a huge fan of baked mac and cheese, but I love that it has those veggies in it…definitely sounds worth a try!


108 courtney November 23, 2010

Just last night my boyfriend and I were discussing how we need a good homemade mac n cheese recipe–this one looks like a winner!! Just because I do not own a scale and know nothing about measurements… about how much dry pasta should you use cup-wise?

Also as a side note, I am making your yummy mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving this week, but do you think they will taste good without the garlic? The aforementioned boyfriend swears he is a vampire and is allergic…


109 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 23, 2010

i think it would be fine without garlic…the garlic does give it a nice ‘bite’ and sharpness similar to cheese though.


110 Nikki November 23, 2010

Nut kiffels —they are big in the US around Christmas


111 anonymous November 23, 2010

oh my! looks amazing! my cravings : mac & cheese and more of your tasty recipes, looks like ive satisfied both :D


112 Charmaine @ Perfectly Picked November 23, 2010

Mine is definitely a bad craving, but one that I haven’t had in a long time (the food that is!) It’s…Chinese food! Spring rolls in particular…there has to be a healthy way to re-create them, though!


113 Rachel November 23, 2010

Yum! Can’t wait to make this!

One of my favorite kinds of cookies is oatmeal butterscotch chip! My mom made them all the time when I was little so they’re definitely a past time for me! (Although, I have yet to find vegan/hydrogenated oil free butterscotch chips!)


114 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather November 23, 2010

No joke I was eating Mac n cheese while reading this. I love the hidden veggies in there, i’m so giving it a try soon!


115 Amber K November 23, 2010

I haven’t had mac n’ cheese in forever! Although I am not a fan of baked. I never understood the crunchy mac lovers. It should just be creamy and smooth! But what do I know? lol


116 Hillary November 23, 2010

Yum!! Please please make Snickerdoodles!!!


117 Charlie November 23, 2010

This mac n cheese looks so good! And healthier too ;).


118 Shanna November 23, 2010

I’m totally craving pizza this week..lots and lots of it =)


119 Ashley M. [at] (never home)maker November 23, 2010

Yum! Actually, I’m so thrilled you posted this. I’ve made vegan mac ‘n cheese in the past, but like you wrote — too heavy on the nutritional yeast (there CAN be too much of a good thing, right?). Looking forward to trying this out!


120 Rebecca November 23, 2010

This week I have been craving mashed potatoe. For dinner last night I made a big bowl, it was yummy. One of my favorite Christmas cookie is gingerbread men.


121 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) November 23, 2010

Certainly not a Kraft mac n cheese from the box with powdered cheese recipe like I grew up on…haha!

This looks marvelous, Angela! Job well done…cashews, nooch, veggies..pretty much can’t go wrong with that!

Anything Ive had a craving for this week? Yes: More Sleep and more than 24 hrs in a day to get everything done!!! :)


122 Kris November 23, 2010! This look fantastic and Mac n Cheese was a fave of mine growing up…..slathered with ketchup of course ;)

This looks very hearty, creamy and good :)

Can’t wait to see the sugar cookie recipe! i have been working on mastering this for a while now ;)



123 Lauren November 23, 2010

Mmm, that looks very yummy! :)


124 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete November 23, 2010

This looks so good Angela — I like that it is not a ton of nooch and has some veggies in there too. I will definitely have to make this!


125 Sara November 23, 2010

If you could make some sort of delicious chocolate peppermint cookie, I’ll sing your praises for the rest of my life!$! :D


126 Rachel November 23, 2010

See this post:


127 Sara November 23, 2010

HELL YEA. Thanks, Rachel! ;)


128 Halley (Blunder Construction) November 23, 2010

I really am so excited you shared this recipe! What is the key ingredient in the cheese sauce that makes it “cheesy”? Is it the nutritional yeast? I don’t have that in my pantry, but I would totally invest if it was necessary to bring this dish into my life!


129 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 23, 2010

the cashews make it very creamy, the nooch gives it a bit of cheesy flavaaaa


130 Stacey @770sportshop November 23, 2010

Yummy Yummy! You are so dedicated in documenting every step of the way! Thank you so much! Can’t wait to try it out!!


131 Liz @ IHeartVegetables November 23, 2010

I made vegan mac n cheese last night! But this looks even more elaborate! :)


132 alexa @ Sohdalex November 23, 2010

YUM! Nothing better then a good mac n’ cheese ;)


133 Nichole November 23, 2010

I love me some mac n cheeze. Yours looks yummy. Lolo from Veganyumyum also made an adaptation of this recipe from VegNews. Hers is my absolute favorite (I just change to amount of EB to 2 tablespoons, then thin with soymilk to desired consistency), I love the broccoli in there. Crazy that even more veggies can be added and it still tastes amazing!

The Veganyumyum recipe:


134 jodye @ 'scend food November 23, 2010

This mac and cheese looks so so good. I love that your cheese sauce is so different from other recipes I’ve used in the past. Way to go with the veggies! I’ll definitely have to try this out soon!


135 Nic November 23, 2010

I’m so excited how creative people are getting with mac and cheese. I made squash mac and cheese last night and it was delish! A little twist on one of my favorite dishes!


136 Roberta November 23, 2010

Look’s Awesome!!!! Nothing reminds me of Christmas like Gingerbread cookies so please please please make these:)


137 Catherine November 23, 2010

Looks delicious! I am taking you up on your offer about holiday cookies. Our peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate consist of only a few ingredients: mostly peanut butter and confectioner’s sugar. Mix with hands, roll into balls, and put in the fridge! And then obviously some chocolate for the dipping. With your wonderful dessert skills, I’d love to see you transform these!


138 Ashley November 23, 2010

I am very excited about this! Perfect cozy dinner for a chilly night! :) By the way…I miss you…like, a LOT! <3


139 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 23, 2010

i miss you too…cant wait to get my life back! lol


140 Leia November 23, 2010

This looks insanely delicious! I stay away from a lot of vegan recipes that call for ‘vegan cheese’ because it’s usually very heavily processed, not to mention not available in supermarkets here. So I love the idea of making a ‘cheese sauce’ from almond milk, cashews, and vegetables! A mac & cheese that is actually on the healthier side. Awesome!


141 Faith @ lovelyascharged November 23, 2010

Oh my gosh. You better believe that I’ll be making this…SOON! Mac + Cheese was probably my favorite food ever growing up and it still very well may be…but this looks SO much healthier and better…plus veggies? That ROCKS!


142 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine November 23, 2010

Oh my this looks fantastic. Mac and cheese is one of the hardest recipes to veganize, but this looks absolutely delicious, decadent and cheesy!!


143 Laura November 23, 2010

What could you substitute for the almond milk? We have an almond allergy in our family.



144 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 23, 2010

soy milk would work :)


145 Jenny November 23, 2010

I’ve been craving my sister’s cream cheese frosting-topped pumpkin bars! Thank goodness Thanksgiving is in 2 days ;)


146 Jenny November 23, 2010

I’ve been craving my sister’s cream cheese frosting-topped pumpkin bars! Thank goodness Thanksgiving is in 2 days ;)


147 Melissa November 23, 2010

This looks so good! One of the greatest joys of vegan cooking is that you can “sample” whatever you want without fear of getting salmonella or some crazy disease… I made your pumpkin pie banana oatmeal cookies the other night and I think I probably ate more of the batter than the actual cookies!


148 Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' November 23, 2010

That’s exactly how I like my mac n’ cheese– crunchy outside, creamy inside! This looks perfect!

Lately, I’ve been craving ice cream! (weird, I know) I enjoyed a 7-course raw dinner last weekend, and we were talking about how good the restaurant’s raw ice cream was… and I’ve been craving it ever since! I’m taking care of that craving for Thanksgiving, by making a vegan pumpkin ice cream! Can’t wait! :D

And as far as Christmas cookies go, I love powdered sugar-covered “wedding cookies,” chocolate crinkles, and fudge! (a peppermint fudge would be fantastic!)


149 Lauren November 23, 2010

Mac & cheese that tastes similar to alfredo sauce? Yes, please :).


150 Taryn November 23, 2010

Yum! Every year on my birthday growing up, my grandmother would ask what I wanted for my birthday dinner, and it was always Kraft macaroni & cheese… I know, gross, especially since my grandmother is a wonderful cook! When I was a kid, I guess I just couldn’t appreciate her skills. 10-year-old Taryn says gimme the processed stuff!

This Sunday I turned 24, and I thought it might be time to grow up. I requested and she made her homemade baked macaroni and cheese and I have to admit, I thought it was delicious — for the first time in my entire life! I must be a real grown-up now ;)

Baked mac & cheese is the ultimate comfort food. Cool vegan version! I don’t imagine the “cheese sauce” tastes anything like cheese though, does it?


151 Daniel November 23, 2010

Looks good enough to even get my stubborn parents to taste it without realizing what’s all in it! ;)

As far as cookies go, you should make Mexican wedding cookies – little balls of melt in your mouth goodness with tons of amazing pecan flavor, rolled in powdered sugar. To.die.for.


152 Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman November 23, 2010

Sounds good! This week (like every week) I’ve been craving pizza. And turkey since I know I’ll be having it for Thanksgiving Thursday.


153 Jessica November 23, 2010

I can’t wait for the upcoming cookie recipes!: ) I would love to see a simple raw vegan cookie without nuts! Maybe using oat flour and quinoa flour? A lucuma cookie would be great too! Thank you so much, this mac n’ cheese looks delicious!


154 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 23, 2010

Oooh yum! I’d love to try this – the last time I used nutritional yeast I didn’t get that cheesy taste I’d anticipated, but I’m pretty sure I can trust you Ange! I’ve been craving (and eating) roasted veggies alllll week long!


155 Danielle @ Blissful Shutter November 24, 2010

First time I had the nutritional yeast it wasn’t as cheesy as I anticipated either but that is probably because I still eat cheese. It is savory though!


156 Estela @ Weekly Bite November 23, 2010

This looks delicious! I love mac-n-cheese!!


157 Lizzie November 23, 2010

Angela!!!! I made those Power Me Up Pumpkin Sesame cookies on Sunday night – SO good! I mean, really good. They were soft and cakey and yummy!! Captain Awesome (my other half :)) loved them too. I mean – just amazing!! So, I guess this mac and cheese is next on the list!


158 Lauren M. November 23, 2010

Cravings?!? Are you kidding me??!?!? I’ve been PMS-ing all week, so yes, cravings have been high. I went to whole foods yesterday and all I bought was chocolate, and then yesterday when I got off of work (I work at Trader Joe’s), I came home with two boxes of cookies. Sheeeeeeeeeeeesh! Oh, and I also have little to no desire to train for my 1/2 marathon. Don’t you love being a woman?


159 Jenn November 23, 2010

Angela, this is my cry for HELP! I turned vegan this past April, so this will be my first Christmas season without animal products and I’m convinced I can make it better then all the others before! To do so, I am trying to veganize all of my favorite baked goods that my Grandma makes every year. It was going really well, up until this last recipes, which happens to my favorite. I’ve hit a wall of one failed attempt after another! Is there a way to veganize this recipe and still have it be delicious and amazing? If anyone can do it, I know you can!

Lemon Tasties

1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
1/4 cup icing sugar
Mix these 3 ingredients just like a pie crust. Press into an 8×8 pan and bake at 350F for 15-20 min.
Using the same bowl, mix:
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 tbsp flour
rind & juice of 1 lemon
Pour over hot crust and bake at 350F for anotehr 15-20 min.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with icing sugar.


160 Ellani November 23, 2010

Why don’t you try taking a look at the recipes for Lemon pie at Fat Free Vegan Kitchen? ( This looks pretty similar to what you are trying to adapt. She also has some healthier and tasty crust recipes there.

Angela: I can’t count. What are the 4 vegetables? Potato, carrot, onion…and??? Looks great though, can’t wait to try it. :)


161 Jenn November 23, 2010

Thank you so much! The recipe looks amazing!


162 Sarah November 23, 2010

Thank you!!! I printed the recipe and will be adding it to my Thanksgiving menu for sure! I’ve tried some other vegan mac ‘n cheese recipes only to be disappointed but I know this one will be a winner!


163 Julie November 23, 2010

O.m.g. YUM. This would be perfect for Thanksgiving as a healthy alternative to all the other decadent dishes. You can indulge&still feel great afterwards ;)


164 Alina @ Duty Free Foodie November 23, 2010

That vegan cheese sauce looks unreal.


165 Healthy_Chocoholic November 23, 2010

Yummy! That actually looks better than non-vegan mac n’ cheese. I’m definitely making this soon, its already been bookmarked!!!!!!!!


166 Rachel November 23, 2010

Finally a mac and cheese recipe that looks nice! I’m going to have to have this.. drool.


167 Amy November 23, 2010

Yes, the VegNews recipe is my favorite mac and cheese! I always reduce the salt to about a teaspoon, but that’s because I’m using regular, not kosher. Hmm, I think I need to make this very soon.


168 tina November 23, 2010

oh my goodness, does that look good… and the recipe is totally accessible- thanks angela! i’m going to have to try this!!!! too bad i already bought my thanksgiving dinner ingrediants…. otherwise i’d be changing my contribution! :)


169 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 23, 2010

looooove mac n cheese – I have yet to perfect it, but it looks like you did it for me! :)


170 Lisa @ The Splattered Apron November 23, 2010

Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I can’t wait to give it a try, it looks delicious!


171 Tiffany November 23, 2010



172 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 23, 2010

This is my ultimate comfort food. What a great way to “hide” veggies!


173 Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) November 23, 2010

LOVE this. MUST MAKE this soon!
Cravings? Well now it’s mac ‘n cheese! :P But I had a major pumpkin craving earlier this week that I satisfied big time (ahem, pumpkin cookies+gingerbread+oatmeal! :D)


174 kristy @ November 23, 2010

Wow! Looks soooo good! Go, Angela! Can’t wait to try this recipe.


175 PR_Cal November 23, 2010

What could I sub for the cashews? My boyfriend is allergic to all nuts except peanuts and almonds. Would either of those work? I realllllly want to make this!


176 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 23, 2010

Im really not sure! Cashews are great because they give that great creamy texture when processed.


177 Sabrina November 24, 2010

maybe Advocado? I dont know how well Advocado bakes though……..


178 Erin November 24, 2010

You could try Daiya vegan cheese – it melts like dairy cheese and would make the sauce super creamy too!


179 Ellie November 24, 2010

heyy! how about tofuuuu?!!! :D


180 Patsy December 13, 2012

Sorry that this reply is very late, but maybe you could sub soaked sunflower seeds, which is what Isa of The PPK used for a friend with a nut allergy: I’m going to try that & I’ll leave another comment here if I have success.
Angela, I love the thought of “heavy” vegan mac & chz! I may be brave enough to make this dish for the first time for a potluck. The sunflower seeds sound good cuz they’re about 1/4 the price of organic cashews here, & they’re less allergenic, I think.


181 Patsy December 14, 2012

The sunflower seeds seem to me to be a decent substitution for the cashews. In a powerful machine, I was able to make an ultra-smooth paste. I think I might prefer the flavor with them lightly toasted. Soaked raw and processed, they have a slight “grassiness.” I added a tablespoonful of roasted almond butter, and I think that helped.


182 Marie January 19, 2013

Tofu. When I made mine i didn’t have enough cashews so I mixed cashews+tofu!


183 Bethany @ More Fruit Please November 23, 2010

So delicious looking! I like the addition of carrots, onions, and potatoes.. very different sounding! Mac ‘n Cheese is one of my favorite homemade dishes. I can easily have it as an entree instead of a side!


184 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 23, 2010

Mac and cheese is my all time favorite comfort dish!


185 Kim November 23, 2010

This looks delicious! I think I might have to make it but by incorporating some butternut squash instead of carrots, or with carrots, the more the merrier, right?!

Thanks for sharing!


186 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 23, 2010

Oh my goodness…this looks simply amazing. The perfect dish for carbo-loading before a long run, right?!? Or for sitting by a warm fire, ha!


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