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Pumpkin Mac and Cheese (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is a healthy and fun twist on a classic comfort food – creamy, flavorful, vegan, and gluten free!  Great as a make ahead holiday side dish, everyone at the table will want seconds… or thirds.

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Fall and winter mean that I go into full pumpkin mode!  I love the availability of pumpkin in all the stores,  so I stock up majorly during the colder months. This vegan pumpkin mac and cheese is a creamy and healthy version of classic mac.  The sauce is made with pumpkin puree, spices, and creamy plant-based milk – nothing artificial in this dish!

This Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Is:

  • Creamy
  • Earthy
  • Bright
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Decadent
  • A great make-ahead vegan holiday side dish!
  • Vegan, gluten free, vegetarian, and dairy free

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One of the BEST Pantry Staple Vegan Pasta Recipes

This vegan pumpkin mac and cheese recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards.  You probably already have a lot of these ingredients on hand!  Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep on hand. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple recipes on TheHerbeevore.com here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

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What’s In This Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Recipe?

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Meal Prep Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

You can easily meal prep this vegan pumpkin macaroni and cheese recipe by following the below recipe and dividing it into a few equal portions to enjoy throughout the week. I love having a healthy homemade meal ready in my fridge during the busy weekdays. By meal prepping this recipe, you can cook once and have perfectly portioned meals ready to go. I rely heavily on meal prepping and created a whole section of the site to recipes you can meal prep, batch cook, or make ahead.  Heat + eat, you’re all set!

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How Do I Make this Vegan Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese Recipe?

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Grease a 13×9 baking dish.
  2. In a large pot, cook pasta according to package instructions, drain and set aside in a bowl to cool.
  3. In a high speed blender, add the pumpkin puree, garlic, coconut milk or almond milk, mustard powder, salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast.  Blend on high for 1 minute until a thick sauce blends together.
  4. Pour sauce over noodles, and mix.  Add pasta to baking dish and bake for 30 minutes until hot and bubbling.

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Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Kelly Jensen
Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is a healthy and fun twist on a classic comfort food - creamy, flavorful, vegan, and gluten free!  Great as a make ahead holiday side dish, everyone at the table will want seconds... or thirds.
5 from 5 votes
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Holiday, Pasta, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb macaroni or pasta of choice
  • 1 13 ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 3 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 3 cups unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Grease a 13x9 baking dish.
  • In a large pot, cook pasta according to package instructions, drain and set aside in a bowl to cool.
  • In a high speed blender, add the pumpkin puree, garlic, coconut milk or almond milk, mustard powder, salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast.  Blend on high for 1 minute until a thick sauce blends together.
  • Pour sauce over noodles, and mix.  Add pasta to baking dish and bake for 30 minutes until hot and bubbling.

Notes

You can also include some fun add-ins to this mac: spinach, peas, mushrooms, or broccoli! 
And to make this mac and cheese #extra - sprinkle some seasoned breadcrumbs on top, or any cheese of your choice.  But trust me, it is delicious the way it is.
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