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5 Ingredient Mac and "Cheese" Recipe

This amazing plant based 5 ingredient vegan mac and “cheese” is a healthy take on a comforting dish the whole family will love!
4.5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 -6


  • 6 oz dry elbow macaroni use vegan/gluten free/pasta of choice
  • 3 medium/large carrots cut into chunks
  • ½ lb Nasoya brand silken tofu 1/2 a package
  • 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt


  • Cook pasta in salted water, according to package instructions. Reserve 1 ¼ cups water pasta was cooking in. Drain pasta and then transfer it to a big bowl.
  • Fill a small pot ½ way with water, bring water to a boil, and boil carrot pieces for 15 minutes, or until carrots are tender when poked with a fork. Drain water from carrots.
  • In a food processor or blender put carrots, 1 cup of the reserved pasta water, silken tofu, nutritional yeast and garlic salt. Process for 30 seconds to 1 minute until smooth. Scape down the sides with a spatula, add remaining ¼ cup reserved pasta water and process for 30 seconds.
  • Pour sauce over the pasta and stir so that the sauce evenly coats the noodles, then serve and enjoy.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 152mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g