Vegan One-Pot Mac and Cheese

Dig in and enjoy this simple and easy Vegan One-Pot Mac and Cheese, that’s both creamy and extra cheesy. Who doesn’t want to make dinner in just one pot? And why shouldn’t it be the best comfort food in the world? The fact that it’s also vegan is just icing on the cake. Or cheese on the macaroni. And if you’re into amazing vegan cheese recipes, you’ll love my Vegan Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread or my Velvet vegan Cheese Sauce!Vegan One-Pot Mac and Cheese recipe is delicious and creamy! When I was a teenager I had a friend that used to make her macaroni and cheese from a box. Well, actually from two boxes.

She would take two cheese packets and mix them in with the cooked macaroni from one box. She liked her mac and cheese extra cheesy! Who doesn’t?

That’s why today’s recipe for vegan one-pot mac and cheese is extra cheesy too. In honor of my friend…and every other person who likes their comfort food good and cheesy! Easy and delicious Vegan One-Pot Mac and Cheese

Why You’ll Love Vegan One-Pot Mac and Cheese

You’ll want to make this dish again and again because this is another one of those “keep it simple” recipes where we work to keep the ingredient list on the minimal side. Also, you can use gluten-free macaroni to make this vegan one-pot mac and cheese gluten-free too. Finally, you’ll love the rich flavor that Silk’s Cashew Milk adds to this recipe.

I love using Silk’s dairy-free products because they add a rich, creamy flavor to my vegan recipes. Today I’m using the Silk® Unsweetened Original Cashewmilk. It’s 1/3 the calories of skim milk, but made with the creaminess of cashews so it adds a special touch to your vegan recipes. T’s also free of dairy, lactose, gluten, casein, egg, peanut, and MSG. It doesn’t have any artificial colors or flavorings. And it’s certified by the Non-GMO product verification process. If you want to learn more about Silk’s dairy-free products, sign up for the Silk Newsletter.

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5 from 1 vote
Vegan One-Pot Mac and Cheese recipe is delicious and creamy!
Vegan One-Pot Mac and Cheese
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
This Vegan One-Pot Mac and Cheese recipe is delicious and creamy!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 513 kcal
Author: Namely Marly
  • 12 ounce box Elbow Pasta*
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups Silk Cashew Milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups vegan shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place macaroni, water and cashew milk in a saucepan together over medium heat. Bring to a simmer. Be sure to stir frequently to keep the pasta from clumping together. Reduce heat to low and cook for about 10 minutes, until the noodles are tender and a thick consistency is achieved. If you need to, stir in additional water in 1/4 cup increments.
  2. Add the vegan butter and garlic powder and stir until it's distributed throughout.
  3. Add half of the vegan cheese and stir until it's melted. Add the remaining half, stirring until it's melted as well.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe Notes

* Use Gluten-free pasta to make this dish gluten-free

Nutrition Facts
Vegan One-Pot Mac and Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 513 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 713mg 30%
Potassium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 76g 25%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

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8 Responses to Vegan One-Pot Mac and Cheese

  1. Who doesn’t love extra cheesy Mac and Cheese? Plus one-pot meals are THE best!

    • I mean seriously…extra cheesy is the only way to go! 🙂

  2. Love everything about this, Marly! That it’s vegan AND made in one pot! Genius! I’ve had a busy work day today and wasn’t sure what I was going to do for dinner…I think you just solved that problem! Thanks!

    • Thanks Caroline! Mac and cheese is a perfect anecdote for a busy day, imho. 🙂

  3. Pasta is always a win in our house!! My kids could eat it with broccoli and be happy the rest of their life. LOL!! Looks delicious!

  4. Would this be fine with a different milk, soy or almond. We don’t like cashew milk and I don’t know what I’d do with the remaining milk.

    • Hi Jem! I’ve only made this recipe with cashew milk and it resulted in a creamy dish. However, if you want to try another plant-based milk that’s fine. Just be sure to get the plain, not vanilla flavored. Let me know how it goes!


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