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Vegan Mac and Cheese

A healthy and easy to make vegan mac and cheese recipe that uses nutritional yeast to make the vegan cheese sauce. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free, nutritional yeast, pasta, vegan
Servings: 4
Author: Gabriella @ Nutritious Minimalist


  • 8 oz. gluten free pasta (any shape)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt, more to taste
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1.5 cups frozen peas, thawed


  • Cook pasta according to package direction. Drain the cooked pasta and return it to the pot.
  • While the pasta cooks, heat up the olive oil in a small or medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes until softened.
  • Add the cornstarch, garlic powder, smoked paprika, mustard powder, turmeric, black pepper, and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Slowly add the almond milk, whisking as you add it. Cook 3-5 minutes until the mixture thickens, whisking frequently. 
  • Add the nutritional yeast and whisk until smooth. 
  • Add the peas to the pasta. Pour the sauce over the peas and pasta and stir to coat everything. Add more almond milk if you want the sauce to be creamier.