Entrees, Vegan Food

One Dish Baked Vegan Mac & Cheese (no boiling/extra dishes!)


HELLOOOOOO! I had to yell because today’s recipe is revolutionary. This One Dish Baked Vegan Mac & Cheese has changed the Mac & cheese game for me. Why? Its all done in one pan. Like, for real. The dry noodles & all ingredients go into the baking dish. And its baked. And then you have Mac & cheese. I wouldn’t lead you astray- this recipe WORKS!

After making my Single Serve Cheesy Pasta Bake recipe I knew I had to go bigger. I had to see if a whole family-sized serving would work the same, and also wanted to change it up slightly. Thus, this easy as heck One Dish Baked Vegan Mac & Cheese was achieved.

Its cheesy, its perfectly creamy, and the perfect recipe for those nights when you don’t have time to stand by the stove. I mean, we have stuff to do! Weeknights are busy for most people and I am here to try and make your cooking just a little bit easier and more enjoyable!

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One Dish Baked Vegan Mac & Cheese (no boiling/extra dishes!)

  • Author: Liv B
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4


One pan. No extra dishes. No boiling. Put it in the pan, put the pan in the oven and walk away!


  • 4 cups (375g approx) dry penne, macaroni, fusilli or other small shape pasta
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups nondairy milk
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter, small cubes
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional, for extra cheesy flavour)
  • 1 cup cubed vegan cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups vegan shredded cheese
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Crunchy Topping:

  • 3/4 cup cornflakes, crushed OR 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • pinch of salt & pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a 9×9 square casserole dish (or something similar, can be round too!) add the pasta, onion, garlic, water, nondairy milk, vegan butter, nutritional yeast, and cubed cheese. Stir to combine.
  3. Add vegan shredded cheese on top. Grease a piece of tinfoil and place it greased-side-down over the casserole and cover tightly.
  4. Bake 50 minutes. Remove from the oven, remove the foil and stir casserole to incorporate the cheese and make sure nothing was clumped together. Place the foil back on top and bake another 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small frying pan on medium heat, add the butter and let it melt. Add the cornflakes, paprika and salt and pepper. Fry, stirring frequently, until golden brown and fragrant. Set aside.
  6. Remove the casserole from the over and remove the foil. Sprinkle the bread crumbs overtop. Broil, uncovered, until browned and crispy.
  7. Remove from oven. Let cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour + 10 minutes


  1. This was yummy and super convenient! I added some lemon on top to give it a bit of tang! My dad (who’s a non-vegan also loved it). I personally still love your one pot Mac and cheese the best it’s by far the best vegan Mac and cheese ever!!

    Thanks liv!

  2. My boyfriend and I made this and it was sooo good. The best vegan Mac and cheese I’ve ever had!! I’ll definitely be making this again!

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