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Classic Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese
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Classic Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8


  • ½ 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 ½ tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 ½ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 18 ounces Elbow Macaroni 500g
  • 1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsp Vegan Butter Melted


  • Add 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.
  • Then 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.
  • Remove 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.
  • Cook your macaroni according to the package directions and then rinse and drain.
  • Add the cooked macaroni into the pot of sauce and toss it up with the sauce.
  • Then transfer the macaroni and sauce to a 9×13 baking dish and smooth down.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Add breadcrumbs a mixing bowl, and add in the melted vegan butter and toss up the crumbs with the melted butter.
  • Place the breadcrumbs evenly over the top of the macaroni cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until the topping is golden brown and crispy.


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