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


  • 1 package (12 oz.) macaroni
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 2 Tbsp. vegan margarine
  • 1⁄2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1⁄2 cup vegan cream cheese
  • 1⁄2 cup vegan Cheddar cheese
  • 1⁄3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄8 tsp. black pepper


  • 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.