The Best Vegan Mac And Cheese (Classic, Baked)

The Best Vegan Mac And Cheese (Classic, Baked) Recipe

By Loving It Vegan

🔪Prep Time: 40 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 20 minutes


For the Cheese Sauce:

1/2 cup Vegan Butter (112g)

6 Tbsp All Purpose Flour

5 cups Coconut Milk 3 cans (1200ml), Unsweetened*

1 cup Vegetable Stock (240ml)

3 Tbsp Dijon Mustard

1 cup Nutritional Yeast (60g)

3 tsp Onion Powder

3 tsp Garlic Powder

1 and 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika

1 and 1/2 tsp Salt

1 and 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper

For the Macaroni:

18 ounces Elbow Macaroni (500g)

For the Breadcrumb Topping:

3 Thick Slices White Bread Toasted

2 Tbsp Vegan Butter Melted


1Add the vegan butter to a pot and let it melt. When it’s melted add in the all purpose flour and stir it vigorously with the melted butter.

2Then pour in the cans of coconut milk and the vegetable stock. Use a hand whisk to whisk out the lumps. Keep whisking until it starts to boil and then keep whisking for a few minutes after it has boiled until it thickens. It will continue to thicken as it cools, so it doesn’t have to be all the way there when you remove it from the heat, as long as it has thickened considerably from when you started.

3Remove it from the heat and add in the dijon mustard, nutritional yeast, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper and whisk in. Now your sauce is ready, you can prepare your macaroni.

4Cook your macaroni according to the package directions and then rinse and drain.

5Add the cooked macaroni into the pot of sauce and toss it up with the sauce.

6Then transfer the macaroni and sauce to a 9×13 baking dish and smooth down.

7Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

8Prepare the crumb topping by breaking up the 3 thick slices of toasted white bread and placing into the blender. Pulse blend until you have crumbs. Then transfer to a mixing bowl, and add in the melted vegan butter and toss up the crumbs with the melted butter.

9Place the breadcrumbs evenly over the top of the macaroni cheese.

10Bake for 20 minutes until the topping is golden brown and crispy.

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