5 Creamy Plant-Based Mac and Cheese Recipes to Try

Buffalo cauliflower mac and cheese
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Updated Jan 24, 2020 @ 6:44 pm

By Lauren Paige

Creamy, velvety, saucy mac and cheese is a comfort food favorite that was once thought of as impossible to make healthy. Thanks to plant-based innovations, there are so many ways to make this dish a dairy-free dream come true!

Buffalo Cauliflower Mac from Choosing Chia

Kick your mac and cheese up a notch in health and flavor by adding some spicy cauliflower to the mix. This hot take on clean comfort uses gluten-free macaroni noodles loaded with buffalo spiced roasted cauliflower and baked up in a vegan cheesy sauce to make a dish you will dream about.

Green mac and cheese
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Green Mac and Cheese from Veggies Don’t Bite

This delicious creamy dairy-free mac and cheese has a secret. It’s packed with cauliflower, potato and even spinach greens you don’t even taste! Make food fun again in the best healthy way possible.

Vegan Caramelized Onion Mac and Cheese from Minimalist Baker

Who would have thought the creamiest mac ‘n’ cheese ever is made with a simple eggplant-based cheese sauce! Throw in some caramelized onions and toasted breadcrumbs send to send this dish over the top.

Butternut squash mac and cheese
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Butternut Squash Mac from Veggie Inspired

Butternut Squash has made its way into every dish this season so why not in your Mac and Cheese! Made from all whole food plant-based ingredients, it’s a kid-approved way to get your squash in with none of the fuss.

Cashew Mac from V Nutrition Wellness

You won’t miss the dairy in this Creamy Cashew Vegan Mac and Cheese. Cashews make this sauce velvety and perfect for a quick yet healthy weeknight meal.