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    32 Vegan Mac & Cheese Recipes That'll Blow Your Damn Mind

    The best vegan macaroni and cheese recipes on the internet. Period.


    One of the meals that vegans and lactose intolerant people miss the most from their diet is none other than macaroni and cheese. And why wouldn't they? It's an American staple that's cheesy, gooey, savory, and comforting — aka my ideal meal (for every meal).

    To help fill this void in your non-dairy lives, I've gathered up my favorite recipes from across the internet in hopes that you can find a new recipe that's just as good as your old favorite — or maybe even BETTER.

    1. Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese

    A Virtual Vegan / Via

    This dairy-free, nut-free recipe is just like mom made.

    2. Caramelized Onion Mac and Cheese

    Minimalist Baker / Via

    This recipe incorporates eggplant into the pasta sauce and deliciously slow-roasted onions. I'm in.

    3. Smoky Mac and Cheese

    Making Thyme For Health / Via

    This recipe gets its name from the smoky, roasted red pepper and paprika used in the sauce. Yum!

    4. Mac and Cheese Elbows with Broccoli

    Cookie and Kate / Via

    Feel like adding in some delicious, cruciferous veggies to your standard mac? Try this recipe for mac & cheese with broccoli you'll barely notice.

    5. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

    Vegetarian Snob / Via

    Or, load in even more vegetables with this recipe that calls for an entire head of cauliflower to make this masterpiece.

    6. Mac and Cheese with Shiitake Bacon

    Veggiease / Via

    This recipe is inspired by the mac and cheese at local NYC favorite vegan eatery, By Chloe's.

    7. Jalapeño Mac and Cheese

    Ambitious Kitchen / Via

    Put some kick in your mac with this recipe that features a creamy sauce and spicy peppers.

    8. Vegan Pizza Mac and Cheese

    Hot For Food Blog / Via

    This casserole recipe is half pizza, half mac and cheese and ALL flavor.

    9. Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

    Making Thyme For Health / Via, Via

    This recipe pairs cashews with pumpkin puree for a fantastic fall treat.

    10. Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

    She Likes Food / Via

    A super-savory recipe featuring crispy sage and breadcrumbs.

    11. Mac and Cheese with Garlic Spinach

    Veggies Save The Day / Via

    Add some greens to your mac with this tasty recipe.

    12. Classic Mac and Cheese (like from a box!)

    Chocolate Covered Katie / Via

    Do you miss the boxed mac & cheese of your childhood? Try this recipe for a dinner that will take you straight to Nostalgia Town.

    13. Creamy Kale and Mushroom Mac and Cheese

    A Cozy Kitchen / Via

    The flavors in this recipe make for a delicious fall dinner.

    14. Vegan Chili Mac

    Veggie Inspired / Via

    Want your mac and cheese AND your chili, too? Try a recipe for chili mac and make all your vegan dreams come true.

    15. Green Mac and Cheese

    Veggies Don't Bite / Via

    This recipe for "Leprechaun Mac" tastes just as cheesy and creamy as the rest, but features some blended-up green vegetables in the sauce as well.

    16. Tahini Mac and Cheese

    Soom Foods / Via

    If you've never experimented with using tahini as a sauce, you must! In this recipe, it adds a nutty flavor that shouldn't be missed.

    17. Mac and Cheese Balls

    May I Have That Recipe / Via

    Turn your mac and cheese into bite-sized appetizers with this recipe.

    18. Creamy Carrot Mac and Cheese with Walnut Parmesean

    The Full Helping / Via

    I'm drooling just looking at these pictures of this recipe. I need to try this walnut "parm" topping immediately.

    19. Mac and Cheese with Coconut Bacon

    Show Me The Yummy / Via

    Add an extra savory flavor kick with this recipe, which calls for cilantro and a coconut-based "bacon."

    20. Gluten Free Mac and Peas

    The Full Helping / Via

    Sometimes I wonder who the first person was to popularize putting peas into mac and cheese because after this recipe I'd like to thank them personally.

    21. Spicy Chickpea Mac and Cheese

    Cotter Crunch / Via

    Spice up your mac with jalapeños and pack in the protein with chickpeas in this recipe for a unique mac and cheese.

    22. Oil-Free Vegan Mac and Cheese

    Nutriciously / Via

    This sauce uses carrots and nutritional yeast for a creamy sauce with no oil needed.

    23. Macaroni Skillet

    Hot For Food Blog / Via

    Make your entire macaroni meal in one skillet with this recipe.

    24. Green Chili Mac and Cheese

    Minimalist Baker / Via

    Looks like a regular mac and cheese, but has a ~spicy~ surprise. Get the recipe here.

    25. Five-Ingredient Vegan Mac and Cheese

    Sweet Phi / Via

    This recipe uses tofu and carrots to make this simple sauce.

    26. Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

    Maria Marlowe / Via

    This casserole recipe takes mac and cheese and adds broccoli and sweet potato to make it even more rich.

    27. Quinoa Mac and Cheese

    Simply Quinoa / Via

    For a gluten-free version of mac and cheese without any actual pasta, try this recipe, which uses quinoa instead.

    28. Vegan Cheeseburger Macaroni

    Veggies Don't Bite / Via

    This recipe was made to taste like the Hamburger Helper original!

    29. Vegan Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

    Happy Food Healthy Life / Via

    Yes, you can make mac and cheese in an Instant Pot! Try it out with this recipe.

    30. White Bean Mac and Cheese

    Rhian's Recipes / Via

    This recipe makes for a mac and cheese with its smooth bean-and-miso sauce.

    31. Mac and Cheese bites

    We Are So Vegan / Via

    Enjoy your favorite meal in a bite-sized form with this recipe.

    32. And a bonus recipe to make your own vegan cheese powder!

    It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken / Via

    I don't want to blow your mind too hard, but you CAN make your own dairy-free cheese powder that you can keep on hand for mac & cheese at any time. Try this recipe to see!