18 Comforting Vegan Mac ‘N’ Cheese Recipes Everyone Can Enjoy

If there’s one food that brings back memories of childhood, it’s mac-and-cheese. But as grownups, the calorie, sodium and fat counts should make you think twice. Blame it on the butter, milk, cheese, or carb-laden noodles — this dish is traditionally by no means a healthful one. But it can be! We’ve compiled 19 nourishing macaroni and cheese recipes that comprise everything from veggies to chili to fruit. They’ll let you indulge in nostalgia while boosting your health and even shrinking your waist. 

1. Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Veggie Inspired / Via veggieinspiredjourney.com

The squash adds tons of nutritional benefits and gives it that ~glowing colour.~ Recipe here.

2. Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Vegan Insanity / Via veganinsanity.com

The cauliflower makes the sauce extra creamy. Find the recipe here.

3. Fat-free Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Fat-free Mac 'n' Cheese

The Vegan 8 / Via thevegan8.com

Hidden veggies and smoky seasoning make this fat-free mac ‘n’ cheese doubly comforting. Recipe here.

4. Pumpkin Macaroni Cheese

Pumpkin Macaroni Cheese

The Tofu Diaries / Via natalietamara.co.uk

Nothing says autumn like pumpkin! Find the recipe here.

5. Potato Macaroni

Potato Macaroni

JasminCookBook / Via jasmincookbook.com

Satisfaction on a budget: this simple potato macaroni doesn’t need any fancy ingredients. Find the recipe here.

6. Sweet Potato and Kale Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Sweet Potato and Kale Mac 'n' Cheese

The Colorful Kitchen / Via thecolorfulkitchen.com

Is there anything sweet potatoes can’t make better? Recipe here.

7. Cashew Cream & Carrot Mac and Cheese

Cashew Cream & Carrot Mac and Cheese

Apron Strings / Via apronstringsblog.com

There’s not a root vegetable that hasn’t be transformed into a vegan macaroni cheese. Find this carrot one here.

8. Avocado Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Avocado Mac 'n' Cheese

Churros ‘n’ Chai / Via churrosnchai.wordpress.com

One for the avocado lovers here.

9. Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese with Broccoli

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese with Broccoli

She Likes Food / Via shelikesfood.com

Why not mix things up and add whole veggies to the creamy sauce? Find this one with added broccoli here.

10. Spinach Mac & Cheese

Spinach Mac & Cheese

Love and Lemons / Via loveandlemons.com

Or try topping with spinach like this recipe here.

11. Vibrant Spinach Mac and Cheese

Vibrant Spinach Mac and Cheese

Spabettie / Via spabettie.com

You could blend the spinach instead to make a vibrant green dish. Find this recipe here.

12. Wild Mushroom Mac & Cheese

Wild Mushroom Mac & Cheese

May I Have That Recipe? / Via mayihavethatrecipe.com

Wild mushrooms for flavour and texture make this a win. Find the recipe here.

13. Kimchi Mac and Cheese

Kimchi Mac and Cheese

Connoisseurus Veg / Via connoisseurusveg.com

It’s not traditional…in the best possible way (just make sure your kimchi is vegan too when buying it). Find the recipe here.

14. Easy Spicy Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Easy Spicy Mac 'n' Cheese

Simple Veganista / Via simple-veganista.com

Keep up the spice with this version containing chilli powder and chipotle powder. Get the recipe here.

15. Masala Mac and Cheese

Masala Mac and Cheese

Vegan Richa / Via veganricha.com

Indian spices taste great in a vegan mac and cheese too. Find this recipe here.

16. Buffalo Chickpea Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Buffalo Chickpea Mac 'n' Cheese

Vegan Yack Attack / Via veganyackattack.com

Spicy sauce. Crispy chickpeas. Say no more, grab the recipe here.

17. Super Creamy Mac and “Cheese”

Super Creamy Mac and "Cheese"

Vegan Yumminess / Via veganyumminess.com

Potatoes, cashew nuts and coconut milk make this as creamy as it gets. Recipe here.

18. And of course, this yummy Baked Mac and Cheese

And of course, this yummy Baked Mac and Cheese

Savanna Mehrad / Via glutenfreeveganpantry.com

What round-up would be complete without a baked, crispy topped version? Find the recipe for this one here.


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