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Vegan Macaroni and Cheese
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4.2 from 5 votes

Baked Vegan Mac N Cheese with Bacon Crumble

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword: Baked, Comfort Food, Mac N Cheese, Macaroni and Cheese, Vegan
Servings: 4


  • 8 oz Pasta; we used the high protein Banza Pasta

Cheese Sauce

  • 2 tbsp vegan butter; we use Earth Balance
  • 2 tbsp all purpose, unbleached flour
  • 3/4 c vegan cheddar cheese; we suggest Violife
  • 3/4 c vegan mozzarella cheese; we suggest Violife
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 1/4 c non-dairy milk, unsweetened; divided 1c & 1/4c
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Vegan Bacon Crumble Topping

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 strips vegan bacon, chopped up very small ; we suggest Lightlife
  • 1/4 c breadcrumbs


Oven & Pasta

  • Preheat Oven 350 degrees.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions; setting time to shortest amount recommended. Rinse well with cold water(to stop the cooking process). Set aside.

Vegan Bacon Crumble

  • Use the same large skillet as what you will use for the cheese sauce to lessen dirty dishes.
  • Melt butter over medium/high heat. Add vegan bacon crumbles. Sauté for 3 minutes. Remove from heat & pour in to a small bowl with the bread crumbs. Stir well. Set aside.

Vegan Cheese Sauce

  • Melt butter over medium heat. Using a whisk, stir in flour. Continue to stir & cook for 2 minutes. Add nutritional yeast, salt & pepper. Whisk for another minute. Whisk in 1c non-dairy milk. Continue to cook; stirring constantly until cheese thickens up. Add the other 1/4c of non-dairy milk. Stir again & take off heat. Add the drained pasta and mix thoroughly.


  • Spray a casserole dish with non-stick spray. Transfer Macaroni and Cheese to the casserole dish and top with the prepared Vegan Bacon Crumble. Bake 20 minutes. Serve warm.


While this recipe serves 4, you can easily double it with the amount of vegan cheese in each bag of Violife shreds. Just buy another box of pasta and double the rest of the ingredients!