Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipe (a family favorite)

Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipe

Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or just looking for a break from dairy, there is nothing better than the comfort of a smooth, silky, creamy bowl of “cheesy”-goodness like that of a homemade macaroni and cheese.

And before you say hold up, Coach Cristina? How can a vegan macaroni (i.e., sans dairy) be cheesy? That is the magic of combining healthful ingredients—you can create a flavor combination similar to those in your favorite foods—without compromising your dietary needs or beliefs.

Don’t believe me about vegan mac and cheese? Just watch!

Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipe


  • 1 box macaroni (I am old school and prefer elbow)
  • ½ cup vegan butter (I prefer Smart Balance)
  • 4 Tbsp gluten-free flour
  • 2 Tbsp Ageless Multi-Collagen*Optional: See Note*
  • Three 14-oz cans coconut milk
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3 tsp onion powder
  • 3 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipe with Nutritional Yeast


  1. Cook macaroni according to directions, drain, and set aside.
  2. Melt butter on the stovetop over medium heat.
  3. Add flour and Ageless Multi-Collagen and whisk until incorporated.
  4. Add coconut milk and continue to whisk until all lumps are gone.
  5. Bring mixture to a boil, then remove from heat.
  6. Add remaining ingredients (minus the pasta), and whisk until everything is combined.
  7. Add cooked macaroni to sauce and stir until pasta is covered.
  8. Bake for approximately 20 minutes in an oven set at 400 degrees F.
  9. Enjoy!

Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipe

*Chef Notes: If adding Ageless Multi-Collagen, the recipe is not vegan, but it is still dairy-free.

Chef Notes: If you would like to add breadcrumbs to the vegan mac and cheese recipe before baking, you can either use panko or toast bread and crumble atop. If you would like a more buttery flavor to your breadcrumbs, you may stir with 1 Tbsp of melted butter before sprinkling on top.

Chef Notes: You could also swap out the Ageless Multi-Collagen with Keto Elevate. If you would like to opt for a supplement-free dish, you can simply add 2 additional Tablespoons of flour in lieu of a product.

Nutrition Information:
Yields 8 servings

  • Calories: 670
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Carbs: 101 g
  • Fiber: 10 g
  • Protein: 26 g