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Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese [Vegan]

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Cheeseburgers and mac and cheese are two of the most common comfort foods. On their own, they're delicious. And together? Well, try out this recipe and you'll find out! It includes macaroni pasta smothered in rich, creamy, and yes, life-changing, cheese sauce. Not to mention, a hefty portion of ground beef-style crumbles. Indulge away!

Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese [Vegan]


  • 1 batch Life-Changing Vegan Cheese Sauce
  • 1 cup textured vegetable protein (TVP)
  • 16 ounces gluten-free pasta, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • A pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce, or tamari sauce
  • 1/2 of a 6-ounce can salt-free tomato paste
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk


  1. Make a batch of Vegan Cheese Sauce. While that’s making, boil water for the pasta and re-hydrate the TVP if you’re using it.
  2. Heat the oil on medium-low in a large nonstick saucepan. Add the chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and red pepper flakes and let them bloom for a minute or two. Add the textured vegetable protein and sauté for about 5 minutes.
  3. When the cheese sauce is done, stir it into the pan along with the liquid smoke, soy sauce, tomato paste, and almond milk. Turn the heat to low and let everything simmer until the pasta’s done. When it’s done and drained, fold it in.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 2959 | Total Carbs: 461 g | Total Fat: 93 g | Total Protein: 81 g | Total Sodium: 2243 g | Total Sugar: 21 g





Wholesome plant-based versions of comforting dinners and desserts. Gin blogs at Eat Healthy Eat Happy. She loves photography, country life and damn good food. She lives with fascinating cats, thinks glasses are sexy and puts peanut butter on everything.



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27 comments on “Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese [Vegan]”

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Christopher Graham
8 Months Ago

To say this is healthy isn\'t morally correct. the fat and sugar levels are off the charts. REMEMBER, Just because something is Vegan does NOT mean its also healthy. Vegans have junk food too, and this is one of them.

Jodie Elliot
2 Years Ago

Sam Stotter you can thank me later

Sam Stotter
17 Mar 2016

Hungover Sunday Sam thanks you

Tina Allard
2 Years Ago

I don't understand, if you dont eat Hamburg or Meat for this matter, why do you want to create something that tastes like it??? Or similar...

31 Oct 2016

It\'s simple, Tina. Most vegans didn\'t give up meat because they hated the taste. They did it because they learned about the horrific lives and deaths that animals have to endure to end up on our plate. I LOVED the taste of meat. But when I was helping my daughter with a college paper, I had to help her by reading some info and watching some videos, and I was DISGUSTED and shocked. We both went vegetarian for 2 years, then vegan. SO if I can have a plant product with a meaty taste/texture, and with no suffering?? I\'m all in!

Gavin McGavinson
2 Years Ago

Zia Teige

Sonia Braganza
2 Years Ago

Josie Wappett this is basically the recipe

Tracey Veronica
2 Years Ago

I need this in my mouth now !

Sandra D'Arcy
2 Years Ago

Looks very nice

London Camille
2 Years Ago

Anabelle Hall yum!

Angie Walters
2 Years Ago


Rachel Vanderbeek
2 Years Ago

Holly Hazledine

Holly Hazledine
16 Mar 2016

OMG we need to do this

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