Sweet Potato Cauliflower Vegan Mac n' Cheese
Founder and Executive Chef at Moon Meals

This Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese recipe is a bit of a non-traditional take on one of my favorite holiday dishes, but it still delivers plenty of comfort. The sauce in this recipe marries a smokiness to a cheesiness that you will dream about for years to come. Bring joy to your family with this vegan option.

Sweet Potato Cauliflower Vegan Mac n’ Cheese

Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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Category: dinner

Yield: 8

Calories per serving: 290

Fat per serving: 6 grams

Carbs per serving: 39 grams

Protein per serving: 18 grams

Sugar per serving: 4 grams

Sodium per serving: 530 milligrams

Sweet Potato Cauliflower Vegan Mac n' Cheese


  • 290 grams sweet potato cooked, cooled and skinned
  • 175 grams of a small cauliflower cooked and cooled
  • ¼ cup white miso paste
  • 0.1 ounce teaspoon sea salt
  • 12 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca flour
  • 1 cup cashew milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 14 ounces macaroni
  • 3 slices whole wheat bread, for the crumb topping
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 400° Fahrenheit.
  2. Add all of the sauce ingredients into a blender and blend until completely smooth (if you have a smaller blender you might need to do it in 2 stages.).
  3. Fill a large pan with water and bring to a rolling boil. Cook the macaroni as directed on the packaging.
  4. Pour the cheese sauce from the blender into a pan and warm it throughout over a medium heat, stirring constantly until it is hot, glossy and the texture of a cheese sauce (it should only take about 5 minutes).
  5. Finish with the butter if you are using it, as it adds a richness and extra glossiness. Just stir it in, then remove from the heat.
  6. Drain the pasta, return to the pan and stir through the sauce.
  7. Quickly wash out and dry your blender. Break the bread into pieces and place in the blender with the butter or olive oil. Blend until it crumbs.
  8. Spoon the saucy macaroni into an oven proof dish, then sprinkle the crumbs evenly.
  9. Place in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until it is piping hot and the crumb topping is crispy and a golden brown.
  10. The dish is best if served immediately...enjoy!

This recipe was republished with permission from Moon Meals.

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