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Stovetop Vegan Mac and Cheese in pot

Vegan Stovetop Mac and Cheese

This is comfort food at its best: Vegan Stovetop Mac and Cheese with homemade vegan cheese sauce. Perfect as a main or side dish!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 795kcal
Author Elephantastic Vegan


  • 2 cups elbow pasta

Ingredients for the vegan Cheese Sauce

  • 1/4 cup vegan butter e.g. EarthBalance, Alsan,...
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt + more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups pasta water add little by little until perfectly creamy


  • Boil the pasta. (Save the pasta water)
  • For the vegan cheese sauce: Heat the butter in a small pot on medium-high heat.
  • Add the salt, paprika powder, and curry powder. Whisk.
  • Once the butter is completely melted, add in the flour and whisk again.
  • Reduce the heat to low and add nutritional yeast, whisk again until clumpy.
  • Add the pasta water (little by little until creamy, I used 1 1/2 cups) and whisk on low heat for a few minutes. If it gets too thick you can add a little bit more water and whisk again.
  • Pour the vegan cheese sauce over the drained pasta. Give it a good mix and serve!


Calories: 795kcal | Carbohydrates: 120g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 4g | Sodium: 773mg | Potassium: 490mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 126IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 3mg