Vegan Maple Mac and Cheese

Mains / Vegan / Vegetarian

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6 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 2 cups macaroni

For the vegan cheese sauce

  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 cups unsweetened soya/oat milk
  • 4 tablespoons dairy-free margarine
  • 2 teaspoons English mustard
  • 1 ½ tablespoons + 3 teaspoons pure maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yeast extract
  • 0.8 cups vegan cheese, grated
  • Sea salt and black pepper for seasoning
  • 2/3 cups natural breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Cook macaroni per packet instructions then drain and set aside 
  2. In a pan, heat milk and poach onions slowly for 5 minutes 
  3. Bring to the boil, remove from the heat, pass milk through a sieve, discard the onions and set aside 
  4. In another pan, melt margarine then stir in flour until it forms a thick paste
  5. Add warm milk, stirring all the time until smooth, and simmer for 10 minutes to cook out the flour 
  6. Stir in mustard, maple syrup, yeast extract and grated vegan cheese 
  7. Add macaroni to the sauce and stir fully to combine, season with sea salt and black pepper 
  8. Transfer mixture to a large ovenproof dish or 6 individual pots 
  9. Top with breadcrumbs and bake for 35 minutes until bubbling and breadcrumbs are browned and crispy 
  10. Leave to stand for a few minutes before serving 

A rich and creamy vegan mac and cheese, just as indulgent as any dairy-based alternative!

Using vegan cheese, dairy-free margarine and a choice of soya or oat milk, this mac and cheese recipe is packed with plant-based goodness and a subtle splash of sweetness, thanks to the maple syrup swirled through the sauce! The recipe is super easy to follow and makes a comfort food favourite perfect for everyone!

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