I think we speak for everyone when we say Mac and cheese is a top notch comfort food. What’s better than perfectly cooked pasta, cheesy sauce and a crunchy breadcrumb crust? This recipe is super easy and delicious. It’s so easy to turn your childhood favourites into a healthy vegan treat! This recipe isn’t the healthiest on our blog but everyone deserves a little treat every now and then, right? We hope you enjoy!


Recipe by plantbasedrelationshipCourse: Lunch, DinnerCuisine: ComfortDifficulty: Easy


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This is such a delicious, comforting meal! Mac and cheese is the best comfort food, and you can be even happier eating it knowing there’s zero animal ingredients in it.


  • 1 box of macaroni noodles

  • 1 cup of raw cashews

  • 3 cloves of fresh garlic (minced)

  • ½ a cup of main vegan deli pepper jack cashew cheese

  • 1 cup of water

  • 1 cup of oat milk

  • A generous pinch

  • A generous pinch of pepper

  • ½ a tsp of nutmeg

  • 1 cup of Panko breadcrumbs

  • ½ a cup of vegan mozzarella shreds

  • 1 shallot (diced)

  • ¼ cup of vegan butter


  • Heat a large frying pan on medium heat and add your vegan butter.
  • Once pan is hot add your diced shallots and minced garlic. Keep an eye on the heat and adjust accordingly.
  • In a blender combine your raw cashews, water and oat milk. blend until smooth.
  • Boil a large pot of water and cook your noodles according to package instructions.
  • While your noodles boil, pour your cashew sauce into your frying pan and stir to combine. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and prepare a deep baking dish.
  • Crumble your pepper jack cashew cheese into your sauce along with your nutmeg, salt and pepper. Lower heat and simmer.
  • Strain your noodles and pour directly into your baking dish. Pour your cheese sauce overtop of your noodles and stir to combine.
  • Top with your mozzarellas shreds and Panko breadcrumbs. Add a pinch more salt and pepper and bake at 400 degrees for roughly 15-20 minutes. You are just baking long enough to get everything bubbling inside and to form your crunchy breadcrumb crust!
  • Remove from heat. Scoop, serve and enjoy!

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