The World's Best Vegan Mac n Cheese for Real!
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This recipe blows all other vegan mac n cheese recipes out of the water! It's creamy, smooth, and full of flavor - so much so that even non-vegans went back for seconds.
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Recipe Type: Entrees
Cuisine: Vegan
Number Servings: 4-6 servings
What You Need
  • 2 cups plain unsweetened plant milk (flax, hemp, or organic soy are my favorites)
  • 1 cup quality nutritional yeast flakes
  • 4-5 large cloves fresh garlic, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons organic prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons vegan butter
  • 4-5 oz. popcorn oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 Tablespoon Himalayan pink salt or sea salt (or to taste)
  • 2 vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt (for cooking pasta)
  • 8 oz. sturdy pasta (small elbows, bows or small penne work best)
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley flakes (optional)
  • ⅔ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs (optional)
How to Do It
  1. Place 8 cups of water in large pot. Add 2 vegetable bouillon cubes and 2 teaspoons salt. Bring to boil and cook pasta al dente according to package directions.
  2. Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees.
  3. Just before pasta is done, remove 1 cup of cooking water from the pot and set aside.
  4. Drain pasta (do not rinse!), and let sit in colander.
  5. While pasta is cooking, prepare the cheese sauce.
  6. Put 2 cups plant milk, yeast flakes, fresh garlic, mustard, lemon juice, Himalayan pink salt, black pepper, and paprika in blender.
  7. Blend for about 60 seconds on high speed.
  8. Reduce speed to "blend" (medium), and while still running, add the vegan butter.
  9. Continue blending while you slowly pour in the popcorn oil until cheese sauce has thickened slightly.
  10. If sauce gets TOO thick, add in some of the pasta water a Tablespoon at a time to thin it out. The sauce thickens as it cooks with the pasta, so keep that in mind.
  11. Pour the pasta into your loaf pan.
  12. Pour cheese sauce over pasta and stir to coat well. Don't skimp on the sauce!
  13. Top with seasoned bread crumbs and/or parsley if desired.
  14. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
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