This dairy-free mac and cheese is packed full of veggies—and one your kids won’t get enough of.

Try our easy vegan mac and cheese recipe for a healthier dinner option.

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

Cooking Time: 20 Minutes

Serves: 5


  • 500 g pasta of your choice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 large potato, roughly chopped
  • 1 large carrot, roughly chopped
  • ½ onion, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup cashews
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sea or Himalayan salt
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • Optional: 1 roasted red capsicum (from a jar)


  1. Cook pasta according to directions on packet.
  2. In the meantime, submerge potato, carrot and onion in water in a small pot and cook until soft.
  3. Blend vegetables, with 2 cups of water from the vegetables, and cashews, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and nutritional yeast (and red capsicum, if using) until smooth.
  4. Place cooked pasta in a bowl and cover with a good amount of sauce. You could also add steamed broccoli or other vegetables to the pasta and mix through with the sauce.

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