Macaroni cheese is pure comfort food. Here are some nice plant-based versions to try. Be sure to use a good artisan plant-based cheese for best flavour, rather than the soapy-tasting ones made with coconut oil. Sprinkle with wholemeal breadcrumbs, and bake in the oven. This recipe is from The Little Pine Cookbook (recipes from Moby’s Californian restaurant).
Many ingredients in vegan cheeses (macadamia nuts, onion and garlic) are toxic to pets, so keep away from nosey paws. Don’t feed leftover crackers to birds, as it can choke (and fatty foods like butter, cheese or grease, affects waterproofing/insulation of feathers).
Cauliflower Mac & Cheese (Two Spoons) is a cheesy rich cofort food recipe, that’s easy to make and ready in 20. A good way to sneak in hidden vegetables.
Vegan Mac and Cheese (Crowded Kitchen) is made with everyday ingredients, and ready in just 20 minutes. Nut-free.
Vegan Mac & Cheese is a book of recipes by professional chef Robin Robertson. Alongside the traditional recipes are Indian Curry Mac, Salsa Mac & Queso, Buffalo Cauliflower Mac, Smoky Mac & Peas with Mushroom Bacon and Cheesy Mac Muffins.
Where to Buy Vegan Macaroni Cheese
- Suma Vegan Cheesy Pasta Pot is ideal for a meal in a moment, especially when served with fresh crusty bread. A delicious twist on macaroni cheese.
- Geo Organics Cheesy Macaroni Meal comes in a tin. It’s an ideal instant lunch, and is spicier than most meals too. Sold in Co-op supermarkets and health stores.
- Terra Vegane Mac & Cheese Mix is an organic brand from Germany.Ideal as a main dish or snack, the pack includes pasta and a dairy-free ‘cheddar’ style cheese sauce mix. Boil water and cook your pasta, then drain and add this mix, vegan butter with no palm oil and plant milk. Heat and stir for a few minutes. Also check out the Mac Classic Pasta with Sauce (just add water). And Mac Alfredo with White Sauce (just add water and plant milk).
- The Plantifull Food Co is a vegan ready pot, ready in 3 minutes. Packed with protein, it’s made with soy, tomatoes, sweet potato, potato, vegan cheese and nutritional yeast. With mustard and spices.
- Plantasy Foods Mac n Cheez is an easy cheezy meal. Just boil some water, add the contents of the pack and simmer on low heat until the pasta is cooked.Remove from heat, and let sit for 5 minutes to thicken up. Also in a gluten-free mushroom version and chilli mac.