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Easy Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese
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Easy Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese

A vegan version of your classic southern baked mac and cheese that's just as good as the real thing!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheesecake, Mac And Cheese, Pasta
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • cups elbow macaroni noodles
  • 1 dollop of olive oil
  • 2-3 cups vegan cheddar cheese (I used Whole Foods’ 365 Everyday Value brand, but you can use whatever brand you enjoy most)
  • 3 tbsp vegan butter separated
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • cups unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Cook the macaroni noodles according to the package instructions with a dollop of olive oil.
  • Once noodles are done cooking, drain the noodles (do not rinse) using a colander, then coat with 1 tbsp of vegan butter. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized pot, melt 2 tbsp vegan butter over low-medium heat. Add in salt and pepper to taste and smoked paprika.
  • Slowly whisk the flour into the mixture until smooth, then add in the unsweetened almond milk. Bring to a boil then stir in the vegan cheddar cheese until melted.
  • Combine the mixture with the pasta and place in an appropriately sized baking dish (I used an 8x8).
  • Transfer the dish to the oven and bake for about 30 minutes.
  • Once finished baking, let cool for 5-10 minutes. Enjoy!