Vegan Mac and Cheese – A Comforting Dairy-Free Dish

This vegan mac and cheese is a delicious, dairy-free version of the classic comfort food. Made with a creamy sauce of cashews and nutritional yeast, it’s sure to be a hit with vegans and non-vegans alike!


  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni (or other small pasta)


  1. Soak the cashews in hot water for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Drain and rinse the cashews, then add them to a blender along with the nutritional yeast, olive oil, garlic, onion powder, sea salt, black pepper, lemon juice and vegetable broth or water.
  3. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Cook the macaroni according to package directions. Drain and return to pot.
  5. Pour the blended cheese sauce over the macaroni and stir until combined.

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