Stove Top Cheater's Mac 'n' Cheese

Yes, it’s cheating just a little to make vegan macaroni and cheese starting with store-bought “cheese,” but who cares? The secret to getting this recipe super-creamy and cheesy is using cream cheese as well as vegan Cheddar. It’s not particularly healthy, but at least it’s still cholesterol-free!

Serves: 6Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 oz.) macaroni
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 2 Tbsp. vegan margarine
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ cup vegan cream cheese
  • ½ cup vegan Cheddar cheese
  • ⅓ cup nutritional yeast
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. black pepper

Directions

  • Prepare macaroni according to package instructions. Drain well and return to pot.
  • Over low heat, stir in soy milk and vegan margarine until melted.
  • Add remaining ingredients, stirring to combine over low heat until cheese is melted and ingredients are well mixed.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 oz.) macaroni
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 2 Tbsp. vegan margarine
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ cup vegan cream cheese
  • ½ cup vegan Cheddar cheese
  • ⅓ cup nutritional yeast
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. black pepper

Directions

  • Prepare macaroni according to package instructions. Drain well and return to pot.
  • Over low heat, stir in soy milk and vegan margarine until melted.
  • Add remaining ingredients, stirring to combine over low heat until cheese is melted and ingredients are well mixed.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories400
Total Fat16g
Saturated Fat6g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium470mg
Total Carbohydrate50g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars3g
Protein11g