The Best Vegan Mac and Cheese (Oil-free & Healthy)

This delicious creamy mac and cheese recipe is 100% vegan, free of any oil and made with no-fuss ingredients in just 15 minutes or less! Kids and omnivores love it, guaranteed.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 400 kcal
Author Alena @ Nutriciously


  • 7 oz dry whole grain maccaroni (or any kind of pasta) (200g)
  • 7 oz broccoli florets (200g)


  • 2 medium sized potatoes, cooked
  • ½ medium sized carrot
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup cashews (65g)
  • ¾ cup water (180ml)
  • ¼ cup soy milk (or any plant-based milk) (60ml)
  • 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • dash of paprika
  • dash of cayenne


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Meanwhile, peel the cooked potatoes and the carrot, then chop finely. Put in a small pot together with the chopped garlic and onion. Heat up with a little bit of water and let cook until soft enough to blend and the water has almost disappeared.

  2. Remove pot from stove and put the warm sauce ingredients in a blender jar together with the spices, milk, water, and cashews. Blend cautiously until smooth.

  3. Chop up the broccoli florets and sauté with water in a non-stick pan until soft but still a little crunchy. Add all ingredients in a bowl, mix thoroughly until everything is coated with the sauce. Enjoy warm!