By Lexi Harpin
I have made MANY vegan mac and cheese recipes over the past 6 years. If you look up vegan Mac and cheese recipes usually what comes up is some kind of sauce made with carrots, cashews, and potatoes. It’s all great, especially if you want to be healthy! In all honestly though, I was wanting something “cheezier”. So that’s when I came up with this recipe. No cashew and potatoes nonsense! Just good ol’ fashion mac and cheese, but vegan!
Single Serving Vegan Mac n’ Cheese
Prep time : 5 minutes
Cook time : 15 minutes
- 1 1/2 c. pasta of choice
- 1/2 c. vegan shredded cheddar
- 1/4 c. vegetable stock
- 1/2 c. unsweetened unflavored plant milk
- 1 tbsp. vegan butter
- 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
- s + p (to taste)
Cook pasta according to package instructions. In a sauce pan on medium high heat add in your vegan butter. Once melted add in the flour. Whisk continuously for about 2 minutes (to cook off flour taste). Slowly add in the vegetable stock/plant milk, whisking the whole time to prevent clumps. Once thickened sprinkle in the vegan cheddar and stir until melted. Add in nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper to taste. Mix in pasta until it’s evenly coated in your cheese sauce. Enjoy!
- I highly recommend using oat milk! It’s very creamy and is neutral in flavor unlike other plant milks.
- If your sauce seems a little too thick (depends on the brand of cheese) add a small amount of plant milk to loosen it up!
- You can top this with breadcrumbs and bake it to take it to the next level!
About the Author:
My name is Lexi and I have been vegan for 6 years now! I had a passion for cooking long before I went vegan, but I fell in love with it even more after. My favorite thing to do as a home cook is to create vegan versions of the comfort foods we all know and love. Food is a language to us all and I am here to share that language in a different way than you may know. I aim to create recipes that aren’t intimidating and are actually very similar to the “regular” recipes we all are used to. At the end of the day, food is food! If we can create something delicious and similar to what we are used to, without any of the cruelty, why not?