Healthy Baked Vegan Mac & Cheese

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Healthy Baked Vegan Mac & Cheese made with all gluten-free, nut-free and plant-based ingredients for a healthier macaroni recipe!

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins

Yield: 3-4 1x




  • 8 ounces gluten-free pasta of choice (I love this one and this one)
  • 1 cup Organic Girl greens of choice (I used the baby arugula + spinach mix)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

Cheese sauce:

  • 3/4 cup organic sweet potato puree (or sub pumpkin just make sure it is unsweetened!)
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk (shake the can so it is evenly mixed)
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca or arrowroot flour
  • 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne

Crispy topping:

  • 5 tablespoons flour of choice (almond, oat, or spelt are great – coconut flour may need to be 3 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Cook the 8 ounces of pasta according to the package then rinse in cold water once done
  3. Add the avocado oil to a large cast iron skillet (or baking dish) then add the pasta and mix in the greens
  4. Blend together the cheese sauce until creamy then fold into pasta and evenly mix
  5. In a small bowl, mix the flour, oil and garlic powder then sprinkle on top of macaroni
  6. Bake in oven for 20 minutes then broil for 1-2 minutes to crisp and enjoy!


Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days and reheat in microwave or over stovetop with a splash of milk or water

  • Author: Rachel