Southern Baked Mac & Cheese

by Kortney Campbell on January 18, 2012

Baked Vegan Mac & Cheese

Growing up in an extremely southern family, Mac & Cheese is a staple.  Not the craft kind, but the thick, baked, soul food kind.  This dish also seems to be one of the primary food items many believe they would miss when going vegan.

After many trial runs, we are ready to share with you a Mac & Cheese recipe that is sure to wow even the most skeptical of carnivores…

Here’s what you need:

Vegan Mac & Cheese


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

  1. Boil noodles in water until tender, rinse with cold water, strain & set aside
  2. Place entire packet of tofu in the food processor until it reaches a thick ricotta-esq texture (or mash well with a fork)
  3. Prepare egg replacer with water according to box then combine with oilve oil & tofu scramble packets to the blended tofu.  Mix/Blend well.
  4. Pour the concoction from #3, prepared noodles & Daiya cheese into one large pot & mix well.  (The noodles should be completely covered)
  5. Transfer to an oven safe pyrex dish & bake for 20-30 minutes or until cheese is fully melted & the noodles are slightly crispy & brown on top  **A little trick: press the noodle mixture tightly into the dish before baking for a thicker/more dense product
  6. Serve to a hungry crowd.  You don’t even have to tell them its vegan!

We like to pair the dish with steamed broccoli & Gardein’s orange chick-un for an animal friendly version of one of our favorite comfort meals!

Let us know what you think!

What would you miss if going vegan?  Send us some of your favorite recipes to have them veg-i-fied!

About Kortney Campbell

I'm Kortney; a wife, natural mama and vegan in love with life, food and all things vintage! I've been vegan since December 2007, but have loved to cook & create pretty things since before I can remember. I started Vegan Housewives because I don't think you have to give up the joys of food when going vegan! I have a fondness for re-creating non-vegan recipes (especially my grandma's), making a healthier & animal friendly version so be sure to send me your favorite concoctions by clicking our "share a recipe" button - I would LOVE to veg-i-fy them!

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    Lisa January 19, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    This is my all time fav comfort food, thank you for posting a vegan alternative


    Deanna January 23, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I tried this and it was really good. I am not a vegan but have loved ones who are vegan so it is very nice to have this website to come to for recipes for family dinners. Thank you.


    Jeanann January 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I have tried this recipe for the Mac n cheese…. it was out of this world! I loved it, and didnt feel guilty for eating it! Thanks Vegan Housewives!


    Joeye January 30, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Where does one find ‘tofu scramble mix’ packets?


    VeganHousewives January 30, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Hi Joeye! You can find them at various grocery stores including Publix, Whole Foods or if you are a local to St Pete, Rollin Oats. You can also buy it online here: Vegan Essentials


    Liz November 24, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    My 13 yr old daughter has been vegan for 7 months now, so all I prepare at home is vegan food. I have really missed mac and cheese as an ocassional treat. I can’t stand nutritional yeast, which seems to be in every other recipe I have found…. when I saw yours this morning, I knew we had to try it. We just had it for dinner and both LOVED it. Thank you so much for sharing it!!


    Kortney Campbell November 25, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I’m so glad you liked it, Liz!! It’s definitely going to be making an appearance at this week’s Thanksgiving dinner!


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