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Everything Bagel Vegan Mac and Cheese in a red casserole dish.

Everything Bagel Vegan Mac and Cheese

This Everything Bagel Vegan Mac and Cheese is the best easy family dinner recipe for inspiring more Meatless Mondays in your family.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan, everything bagel spice, family dinner, meatless monday, family meal idea, everything bagel, mac and cheese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 563kcal
Author Abbey Sharp


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 onions thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 1/2 cup cashews soaked
  • 1 1/4 cup no salt added vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoons  salt
  • Heaping 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4  teaspoon  turmeric
  • 375 g box of whole grain penne pasta use gluten free if needed
  • 1 cup vegan cheese shreds

Everything bagel spice:



  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • To a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium low heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until fragrant and caramelized, about 45-60 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, to a high speed blender, puree the cashews, broth, lemon juice, salt, nutritional yeast and turmeric until very smooth.
  • Meanwhile, cook the whole grain pasta for 2 minutes less than the recommending cooking time on the package.
  • Add the pasta and sauce to the skillet with the caramelized onions and toss to coat.
  • In a bowl, mix together the poppyseed, sesame seeds, garlic flakes, onion flakes and kosher salt.
  • In another bowl, mix the vegan butter and panko.
  • To a 9 inch square or round oven-safe dish, layer half of the pasta and top with 1 cup of the vegan shreds. Add the remaining pasta.
  • Top with the remaining 1 cup of vegan cheese shreds, the panko breadcrumbs and the everything bagel spice. Bake for 10-15 minutes on the top shelf until browned. Serve immediately.


Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 1177mg | Potassium: 463mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 5mg