Yummy Vegan Recipes by Vinna Best

Vegan Macaroni and Cheese Recipe by Vinna Best

How to make Vegan Caribbean Mac and Cheese from scratch? Get step by step directions on how to make this plant-based macaroni recipe with West Indian flavours.



  • 250g pasta
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Crumb Toppings

  • 2 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 tablespoon of nutritional yeast 
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

Cheese Sauce 

  • 1-2 potatoes
  • carrots
  • 3 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 500ml plant-based milk
  • 4 teaspoon of nutritional yeast 
  • 2 teaspoon of mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg (optional)


  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cooking Time:  30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 Minutes
  • Serves: 4 People


How To Cook Pasta

  • Boil the pasta in water with a pinch of salt for seven minutes or according to the package directions.
  • Once the pasta is tender but firm, use a colander to drain and rinse the pasta under cold running water to stop the pasta from clumping together, set aside in a bowl.

How To Make Herbed Crumb Topping

  • Make your crumb topping by mixing together nutritional yeast, paprika, thyme, and salt.
  • In pan, add extra virgin olive oil on medium heat and transfer the crumb topping.
  • Stir with a spatula to coat the crumbs in the oil. Toast by frequently stirring for up to 60 seconds or until the crumbs are golden brown.
  • Empty the crumbs into a bowl and set aside.

How To Make Cheese Sauce

  • Add the potatoes and carrots to the blender.
  • Also, add the following ingredients and blend until smooth: non-dairy milk, nutritional yeast, turmeric, mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, salt.

Mix & Bake

  • Pour the cheesy sauce over the cooked pasta and stir until well coated.
  • Transfer the Mac and Cheese mixture to a baking dish.
  • Evenly sprinkle the toasted crumbs on top of the pasta mixture.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until the crumbs are beautifully golden brown on top.


  • Allow your vegan mac and cheese to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy!
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