Creamy Mac and Cheese

  • Author: Contentedness Cooking
  • Prep Time: ​5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner, Mealprep
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian


This Creamy Mac and Cheese is seriously the best you’ve ever tried. It is ready in under 15 minutes and made with simple ingredients that you’ve already have on hand. Even the pickiest kids will eat this and want a second plate in no time. A keeper that the whole family will love and no one would ever taste or guess it is entirely vegan.



  • 4 cups Macaroni (leftover is great, use gf if needed)
  • 2 Tbs vegan butter
  • 10 oz vegan cheddar, finely cut
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 batch Vegan Parmesan Cheese (3 ingredients, 1 min)
  • 7 oz vegan cream cheese
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika


  1. Start out with a large casserole or pot and melt vegan butter on low heat. Now add the vegan cheddar and also melt it while stirring all the time. Still on low heat – this is important!
  2. When the cheddar and butter are combined to a smooth mix, stir in the vegan cream cheese. Then add plant milk and parmesan and combine everything to a smooth sauce.
  3. Finally, give precooked macaroni to the pot, mix well, and season with salt and pepper (and optional smoked paprika). Heat everything for 5 minutes, then serve in bowl or on plates.


  • Serving Size: 1.5 cups
  • Calories: 564
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Sodium: 312 mg
  • Fat: 25 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.4 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 12.6 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 71 g
  • Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 15 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

Keywords: mac and cheese, vegan mac and cheese, lunch, dinner, vegetarian, mealprep