You'll Never Guess What Makes This Dairy-Free Mac and Cheese Taste So Good

by Erin Mosbaugh ; Updated April 24, 2018

One serving of this irresistible vegan mac comes in at under 500 calories and provides 11 grams of protein.

OK, so you’re vegan. That doesn’t mean you should be deprived of glorious mac and cheese. Our dairy-free version gets its creaminess from a blend of cashews and nutritional yeast.

Nutritional yeast, which is known for its tangy, cheesy flavor, is a complete protein and comes packed with fiber to help you feel full. It also contains beneficial vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B, iron, selenium and zinc.

Vegan Mac & Cheese

This creamy mac 'n' cheese is dairy free. Honest! Recipe + nutrition info: http://www.livestrong.com/recipes/vegan-mac-cheese-20/

Posted by LIVESTRONG.COM on Sunday, November 5, 2017

Every great mac and cheese has a delicious topping. Our recipe uses toasted panko breadcrumbs mixed with parsley, garlic powder and paprika, which provides both color and a satisfying crunch.

Now for the really good news: One serving of this irresistible vegan mac comes in at under 500 calories and provides 11 grams of protein. Now that’s an indulgence you can feel good about, no matter whether you’re vegan like Beyonce or a cheese lover like Chrissy Teigen.

Recipe and Nutritional Info: Vegan Mac and Cheese