Vegan Broccoli Mac & Cheese

Recipe for Vegan Broccoli Mac & Cheese.

Vegan Broccoli Mac and Cheese

Yes, another vegan mac & cheese recipe – because everyone loves a big bowl of mac & cheese, right (even vegans, and those with a dairy intolerance)? This time, I’m doing something completely different – I’m using pumpkin puree as a big part of my cheese sauce. It really works (and tastes delicious)!

Vegan Broccoli Mac & Cheese

Servings: 2


  • 1 Cup Pasta (I used Elbow Macaroni)
  • 2 Teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Clove Garlic, Minced
  • 3/4 Cup Pumpkin Puree (NOT Pumpkin Pie Filling)
  • 6 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 3/4 Cup Almond or Soy Milk, Unsweetened
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Cup Cooked Broccoli


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside. Steam broccoli until tender, about 7 minutes, then set aside.
  2. While pasta is cooking, bring almond/soy milk to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add minced garlic, nutritional yeast, and dijon mustard, and whisk for 1-2 minutes, or until the mixture has thickened slightly.
  3. Whisk in the pumpkin puree, and continue whisking until you have reached a smooth, thickened consistency. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  4. Add cooked pasta and broccoli, and mix until all noodles are covered in the yummy “cheese” sauce. Serve & enjoy!
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  1. Angela says:

    I’m sorry, but that sounds horribly disgusting. saying its vegan Mac & Cheese is so wrong. Call it what it is. Vegan Mac and Pumpkin & Stuff Puree!

  2. bp says:

    I agree with angela… it’s not mac and cheese- it’s pasta and broccoli with pumpkin sauce.

  3. aLaNa says:

    I just made this recipe for my son who has casein intolerance. He absolutely LOOOOVED it and asked me to make it again. It is the closest thing he can have to mac & cheese, and for us, it is just that.
    So thank you Cassie for giving us an alternative to the “real thing.” It is appreciated from those of us who can’t consume “real” cheese.

    • Cassie Howard says:

      Aww, I’m so SO happy that he enjoyed it Alana! Thanks for sharing your comments and making me smile. 🙂

  4. Bev says:

    I’m going to make this but you didn’t include broccoli in the ingredients or the recipe. Do you cook the broccoli separate and then just add it to the mac?

  5. Gayle says:

    How much broccoli do you use?

  6. Ivana says:

    It’s actually delicious and does taste like cheese. Therefore the name is appropriate. No need to be rude and insult the writer who is trying to give people an alternative.

  7. Alisea says:

    I am vegan. Been trying to stay vegan since September 2017. It is hard to find good meals like this. Thank you for the great idea. I’m looking forward to trying it.

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