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Elbows Mac & Cheese Vegan

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Elbows Mac & Cheese Vegan

16 minutes total

Mac and cheese is a classic comfort food that is loved by people of all ages. But what if you're following a plant based diet? Don't worry, this vegan mac and cheese recipe is here to save the day! Made with simple and vegan ingredients, this dish is a delicious way to enjoy your favorite comfort food.



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Serves 4


1 Tbs vegan butter (or margarine)​
2 Tbs panko​
½ Tbs crushed white sesame seeds​
TIP Salt, pepper to taste​


1 Box Barilla® Elbows
2 Tbs vegan butter (or margarine)​
1 ½ tbs flour (all purpose)​
2 1/5 cup unsweetened vegan milk​
1 Tsp mild paprika​
½ Clove garlic powder ​
1 Tbs yeast flakes​
2 Tbs carrots purée​
TIP Pepper, to taste


Individuals with allergies or specific dietary concerns should verify that the ingredients they utilize for the recipes comply with their restrictions. *Such a line meets the VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE, LACTOSE-FREE AND KOSHER needs


Step 1

In a large skillet over medium heat add vegetal and breadcrumbs; stir until they turn into golden brown for 1 or 2 minutes. Put aside.. Once cold, add the gomasio powder and the salt.​

  • Vegetable butter
  • breadcrumbs
  • gomasio
  • salt

Step 2

Bring a pot of water to a boil, add salt and pour pasta to cook it according to package directions. In the meantime, start preparing the sauce. ​

Step 3

In a pot on low heat, melt the vegetal butter, add the flour and the yeast flakes caring about mixing  well together to avoid clumps . Cook for 2 minutes on a low heat to obtain a “Roux” sauce. Then, little by little, add the vegetal milk until getting a creamy and consistent sauce for additional 3-5 minutes. Add Pepper, paprika and garlic powder and stir well. Taste the sauce and adjust with salt. ​

  • flour
  • yeast flakes
  • vegetal milk

Step 4

Prepare the carrots purée by cooking carrots in salted water, drain and blend until creamy. Mix well with the béchamel .​

  • pepper
  • paprika
  • garlic powder

Step 5

Once pasta is cooked until an “al dente” texture, drain . Pour pasta into the carrots sauce, mix well on a low heat for one minute.​

  • carrots

Step 6

Serve with breadcrumbs on top.​

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This vegan macaroni and cheese recipe is the perfect way to enjoy your favorite comfort food while still following a vegan diet. Made with simple and vegan ingredients, this dish is sure to become a family favorite. So, give it a try and enjoy a delicious and guilt-free meal!