Gluten free and vegan macaroni and cheese is pure comfort food. Enjoy this classic recipe made allergy friendly!
What’s the number one comfort food of young children? For the past few years, my son’s number one comfort food has been macaroni and cheese.
When we figured out that dairy was causing his out of control, super itchy eczema, we removed dairy from his diet, and he was so sad that he couldn’t have macaroni and cheese anymore. Being kind of new to the non-dairy scene, it took me a little while to figure out that there was a nice vegan cheese that was available that would melt nicely and become a tasty sauce for vegan macaroni and cheese.
Once I got that figured out, I just adapted the recipe that my mom has been using for years, the recipe on the back of the Mueller’s Pasta box. We love this gluten free and vegan mac and cheese, and my son gobbles it up. It’s creamy and does indeed taste like the real deal!
If you aren’t gluten free, go ahead and use your usual macaroni noodles. Likewise, if you aren’t dairy free, go ahead and use your favorite dairy cheese and milk!
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Gluten Free Vegan Macaroni and Cheese.
- 8 ounces gluten free elbow macaroni
- ¼ cup vegan buttery spread
- 2 tablespoons gluten free flour blend
- ⅛ teaspoon dry mustard
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup non-dairy milk
- 8 ounces Daiya non-dairy shredded cheddar cheese
Cook gluten free macaroni until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain.
In a medium saucepan melt the buttery spread, then stir in the gluten free flour and the spices. Stir.
Slowly add in the dairy free milk.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture boils; reduce heat to a simmer, but keep stirring constantly.
Gradually stir in Daiya cheese. You will have to really whisk the cheese in so it melts and incorporates into the sauce. Daiya cheese melts nicely, but for the sauce to be smooth, you have to use a little bit of muscle.
Add elbow macaroni and stir to combine. Serve hot, season with more salt and pepper if desired.
We rarely have leftovers of this, but it does reheat nicely the next day, if you have any left!
This gluten free vegan macaroni and cheese is:
- creamy and cheesy
- perfect for children and adults
- easy to adapt to your particular dietary needs
I hope you love this recipe for allergy friendly comfort food. I know it’s easy to get into a rut when your diet is limited, and it’s nice to have a new recipe to try.
Let me know what your favorite comfort food is in the comments!
This is much better than the box mac and cheese! It was so easy to make, and tastes great! I dont think I will hw going back to the box now that I have found this. Thank you!
Sacquioa Sutana Dixon
Love this! And super quick to make! So thankful to find a gluten free vegan recipe! Was sooooo good!
Yay! Thank you for letting me know!
Hello. This recipe seems very simple though I had to use another brand of vegan cheese because that was all I had under hand. Do you know what grocery store chains sell Daiya cheese? I have browsed Walmart products because they usually have the stuff I don’t find at my local store, but they don’t have it. Thanks!
Meijer, Kroger, Whole Foods, Better Health Food Stores, Fresh Thyme…they all have it!
What is your favorite non-dairy milk to use for this? (Did I miss it in the post?)
Usually, soy milk is amazing with absolutely EVERYTHING except for ice creamss and such where you gotta use coconut. But I’m not a professional cook,
I have been gluten free for about 4 years now (allergy) and just found out I have to go dairy free too. I come from a family that has several allergies to food. Omitting dairy has seemed to be a bigger struggle for me, not to mention mac n cheese is my favorite! I felt a little hopeless at first but discovering your recipes and resources has been a Godsend! I cannot wait to make this recipe! Thank you thank you!! You give me hope that I can still eat yummy things even with food allergies!
I hope you love it! Thank you for reading!
Can I use Daiya Cheddar slices instead of shreds? It’s what i have on hand…
Yes, that will work!
You have been an absolute godsend ever since I found out I have 28 food allergies! The thing I missed most was definitely mac&cheese; it’s my happy food and comfort food all at once. I made this recipe with lupin flour, added some nutmeg and chilli pepper and it was soooo good. Thanks for all the inspo, you’ve been a lifesaver!
Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Charlotte! I appreciate you! Glad I can help. :)