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Vegan Mac and Cheese Casserole With Garlic Bread Crumbs


  • Author: Amy
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Whether you are just trying to eat a little healthier this year or you are a plant-based pro, this vegan mac and cheese casserole will cozy up your day. Vegan yogurt, plant butter, and our favorite vegan cheese are swirled together with elbow macaroni and topped with crispy panko breadcrumbs, laced with garlic and Italian seasoning.


Ingredients

Scale

16oz elbow macaroni, cooked just short of done

3 Tbsp Plant Butter (or other vegan butter)

1/3 cup vegan cream cheese (I like Kite Hill)

1 1/2 cup vegan yogurt (I like Kite Hill)

2 cup shredded vegan cheddar (Daiya and Field Roast Chao are the best)

1 tsp salt

2 tsp pepper

Paprika (optional)

FOR THE CRISPY BREADCRUMBS:

1 Tbsp plant butter 

1 cup Panko breadcrumbs

1 Tbsp Italian seasoning

1 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp salt


Instructions

  • Preheat: Preheat oven to 325°F
  • Cook macaroni: Cook macaroni according to package instructions stopping when the pasta is not quite cooked through.
  • Melt: Melt together plant butter, cream cheese, yogurt, salt, and pepper.
  • Add: Add shredded cheese and stir until melted.
  • Stir: Stir in cooked macaroni and transfer mixture to an oven-safe casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle: Sprinkle with paprika (or smoked paprika). Optional.
  • Toast: Melt plant butter and add breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Stir until breadcrumbs begin to brown; about 3-4 minutes.
  • Top: Top the vegan mac and cheese casserole with crispy breadcrumbs.
  • Bake: Bake covered for 25 minutes.
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: North American

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