When you think of a vegan diet, the last thing that comes to mind is a heaping bowl of gooey mac and cheese. But with the right shopping methods and research, you’ll find that many dishes, including pasta, sausages, chocolate and more, have been veganized.
You won’t have to give up your adoration for mac and cheese with these prepacked macs and cheeses, pastas and vegan cheese options! Cook some from the box or make your own with some ideas from the Food Monster App!
Road’s End Organics Shells & Chreese is soy and cholesterol free and tastes just like cheddar mac and cheese. This is a delicious and organic dairy-free alternative and it’s a 100% vegan pasta. It’s great for a quick and easy lunch or dinner, and perfect for saving as leftovers. Even better, the package is made from 100% recycled paperboard. So rest assured that no trees were chopped down to produce it.
Amazon reviewer Hamc said, “Road’s End Organics makes amazing dairy free “Mac and cheese”. The instructions are easy to follow. You can use different types of dairy free milk to slightly change the flavor. For example, Silk soy milk makes a vanilla flavored milk that tastes great with the cheese. You could also try almond milk for a more nutty flavor cheese. You can mix in different types of vegetables like carrots, peas or spinach. This is a great product!” Get a pack of 12 for $24.85!
Daiya is known for making exceptional cheese products, from slices to shreds, so this Daiya Cheddar Cheezy Mac is another perfect addition to their brand. It’s gluten-free, dairy free, yeast free and wheat free. A rich, creamy vegan cheddar-style sauce covers gluten-free whole grain noodles, creating a cozy comfort food that you’ll want to eat every single day.
Mirandafrey said, “Okay, so if you are a vegan or just can’t have dairy this stuff is great. It is just as easy to make as normal boxes mac and cheese and tastes so good. I love to add some broc to mine and it makes a simple yummy comfort vegan meal. Just what I needed. Perfect. Daiya never disappoints me.” Buy a pack of 4 for $22.16.
With a decadent sauce made with pumpkin and sweet potato, Annie’s Organic Vegan Macaroni and Cheese Elbows & Creamy Sauce is the way vegan comfort food should taste. Annie’s contains no artificial flavors, synthetic colors, or preservatives, and is non-GMO Project verified! Make these as a side dish with your favorite seitan dish or fresh veggies.
Namaste Foods Gluten-Free Say Cheez Non-Dairy Macaroni & Cheez is wheat-free, all natural, Non-GMO, and made of whole-grain brown rice pasta. This delicious, creamy, easy mac and cheese will be ready for eating in under 15 minutes, and will taste like Thanksgiving every single time!
This Amazon customer said, “This G-F Mac ‘n Cheese product is absolutely delicious. It is also very easy to prepare as all the ingredients are provided. The pasta holds up well. The cheese packet, once mixed with the liquid did not taste fake or gritty.” Buy a pack of 6 for $22.69!
Vegan Cheese Sauces:
This Beyond Better Cashew Cheese Dip is perfect for drizzling over soft-boiled noodles, and helps to create the perfect vegan mac and cheese! It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, grain-free, vegan, and organic. This dry mix is convenient for meal-creating, traveling, storing and camping! All you have to do is add hot water.
Amazon reviewer, Hop Toad, said, “Unbelievably delicious. I can’t believe how good it is. I’m slowly easing into becoming a vegan and decided to try this. I highly recommend this. I don’t know if it tastes like cheese exactly, but it’s flavorful, tasty and the consistency are on point.” Get a pack for $8.99!
Core + Rind Cashew Cheesy Sauce is deliciously creamy, without being made of milk at all! It’s made of whole, real, organic ingredients and healthy fats and nourishing spices. In minutes, you will pack your meals with nutrient-power and please any crowd.
Mindi said, “This. Stuff. Is. AMAZING! Both the regular and spicy chipotle flavors are so great as a topping, a dip, in my chili and on my tacos! There are so many uses and I can’t wait to keep trying out new recipes and new ways to utilize the saucy goodness! Looking forward to trying out some of the recipes on your website soon, too :) THIS STUFF IS NUTS! Literally!” Buy some $13.99!
This Free & Easy Dairy Free Cheese Sauce Mix is wheat and gluten-free. It’s the perfect creamy sauce or topping for pasta, vegetables, and other dishes. It’s free from artificial additives and preservatives, yet are packed with full-on flavor.
Vital Eats ZESTY CHEEZY Sauce is a plant-based cheese sauce made from chickpeas, tomatoes, carrots & jalapeño. All you have to do to enjoy this hearty sauce is to heat it up and pour over some noodles for the ultimate mac and cheese or eat it cold with some tortilla chips.
This Amazon customer said, “This sauce is great warmed up or cold and goes well in any dish that normally has cheese or cheese sauce. It’s also great as a dip with veggies or chips. I highly recommend it, I use it all the time.” Purchase a jar for $8.00!
Organic Chickpea and Red Lentil Pasta is gluten-free, full of fiber and high in Iron and B vitamins! There are no added sugars, salt, or ingredients you can’t pronounce. Plus, it tastes just like pasta. Plus, chickpeas are full of protein, fiber, iron, folate and all kinds of other essential nutrients.
Gigi Eats said, “I raved about this pasta before and I will rave about it again, I feel like I am eating pasta, but I am eating healthy for me chickpeas and lentils, that are packed with lots of fiber and protein! White flour pasta ain’t got nothing on Chickpea pasta… Oh and PS: this shape is way too fun in your mouth. But seriously! ;)” Get a 6 pack for $28.49!
Tolerant Foods Organic Red Lentil Pasta is made with organic red lentil flour for a delicious nutritious experience. It contains a full serving of vegetables! It may look like pasta, but it’s actually all lentils and tastes great with a creamy sauce or cheese topping covering it. Also, this contains 46% of your daily needed fiber!
Tracey D said, “Excellent pasta! Coming from an Italian family I have to say this is a great alternative to regular pasta. When cooked about 10 minutes it has a great consistency.” Get a 6 pack for $29.99!
Explore Cuisine Organic Chickpea Fusilli Pasta is gluten-free, vegan, Non-GMO verified and packed with flavor and nutrients. This pasta contains 11g of protein and nearly 20% of your daily dietary fiber requirement per serving. It has a mild taste that allows it to be blended with loads of other ingredients, all which will make for a perfect dinner dish.
This Amazon customer said, “Just the best pasta option you can have. We have tried loads of Wheat pasta alternatives and never found one that tastes as good as this but also has a great texture and does not get mushy. Works great in baked pasta dishes as well and kids love it.” Buy some for $25.49!
Last but not least, this GoGo Quinoa Organic Gluten-Free Macaroni Pasta is the perfect base for every kind of vegan sauce imaginable. Red and white quinoa is great in combination with red sauces, marinara, or ooey gooey cheese sauces. It’s also, of course, certified gluten-free organic and non-GMO.
Amazon reviewer Lafayla said, “I have been GF for 8 years and this is one of the best pasta products I have tried. With a 4 minute cook time, it is super easy and fast to put a meal together! Also works well as a cold pasta dish – just make sure you consume any leftovers by day 2 otherwise it gets a bit mushy.” Get a big bag for $19.99!
Make some of these tasty mac and cheese dishes at home, in your own kitchen or on your own couch. This Veggie Carbonara With Cashew Cream Sauce is packed with flavor, creamy sauce, and tons of vegetables. Try these Pasta Shells With Cauliflower Cheese Sauce, these Mushroom Stuffed Shells, and this Macaroni and Potato Cheese recipe. For a heartier dinner, try this Baked Mac and Cheese and Peas.
If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it’s available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions. The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions!
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