Vegan Mac and Cheese

protein pasta in a perfectly cheesy sauce

A baking tray of vegan mac and cheese next to a package of protein pasta
Goal muscle_building
Total time 20 mins
Difficulty Easy
Nutritional value (per portion)
kcal 723
Protein 66 g
Fat 22 g
Ingredients …

2 Persons

You will need

This recipe yields 2 large servings. 1 serving has 723 kcal and 66g of protein.
For the sauce:
150 g potatoes
1 small carrot
0.5 small onion
1 clove garlic
70 g cashews
4 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
250 ml unsweetened almond milk
0.5 lemon (just the juice)
to taste salt, pepper, paprika

For the pasta:
200 g Protein Pasta
Protein Pasta
Protein Pasta
Lower carb* pasta that's super yummy
(£2.00/100 g)
2 tbsp breadcrumbs

Vegan Mac and Cheese

protein pasta in a perfectly cheesy sauce

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This vegan mac and cheese is a fabulously creamy, totally delicious alternative to the dairy-based original. The sauce is mostly made up of vegetables, but don’t let that dissuade you. It’ll blow you away! This recipe has significantly less fat, while being a protein bomb, too. The ultimate comfort food – with no regrets on the side.


  • Cube the potatoes and carrot. Boil in a pot of water until soft.
  • Add the potato and carrot pieces, onion, garlic, cashews, yeast flakes, almond milk, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and paprika to a blender. Blend until a creamy sauce is formed.
  • Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package.
  • Mix the sauce into the pasta. Top with breadcrumbs.
  • Tip: For extra crispiness, you can bake the vegan mac and cheese in a 180-degree oven for 10 minutes until the breadcrumbs turn golden-brown.
  • Enjoy!
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