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This easy vegan mac and cheese recipe comes together in just 20 minutes. Gluten, dairy, and nut-free, this healthy version of the classic comfort food is sure to hit the spot!
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Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese

This easy vegan mac and cheese recipe comes together in just 20 minutes. Gluten, dairy, and nut-free, this healthy version of the classic comfort food is sure to hit the spot!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Gluten-free pasta any kind of short noodle
  • 2 tablespoon Vegan butter
  • 2 tablespoon Gluten-free flour I like Bob's Red Mill 1:1 Baking Flour
  • 1⅓ cup Dairy-free milk
  • ½ cup Nutritional yeast
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Cayenne powder
  • 2 teaspoon Red pepper flakes

Optional Add-ins

  • Chopped cremini mushrooms
  • Spinach

Instructions

  • Cook your pasta according to the package instructions. The sauce will be made while the pasta cooks.
  • In a large skillet on medium heat, melt the vegan butter. Once melted, add the gluten-free flour and whisk into a thick roux. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the dairy-free milk to the skillet and raise the heat to medium-high. Whisk constantly until it bubbles and thickens. This will take a few minutes.
  • Turn the heat back down to medium and add any optional add-ins you choose. Stir for a few minutes until they cook down.
  • Add the nutritional yeast and spices. Adjust the amount of spice to how you like it. Stir to evenly incorporate.
  • When done cooking, drain and rinse the pasta and add it into the sauce skillet. Stir to coat the pasta and cook in the sauce for a minute or two. Plate and enjoy!