July 14, 2023
From One Great Vegan

This mac and cheese recipe is the best ever! It’s a yummy dish made with pasta and vegan cheese. The pasta shells are big, cooked just right, and filled with a creamy, dairy-free cheesy mac and cheese sauce. Every bite is a delicious mix of flavors and textures. The smooth mac and cheese goes perfectly with the crispy potato chip topping. The chips add a fun crunch that makes this dish even more delicious. It’s like a symphony of creamy, cheesy, and crunchy sensations. You’ve got to try this amazing stuffed vegan mac and cheese for the ultimate foodie experience!

If you love this Dairy-free Mac and Cheese Recipe, you might want to try my Cheesy Mushroom Zoodle Pasta, or my Chicken Pasta Bake, and Creamy Vegan Alfredo Pasta!

CUISINE: American, Soul Food, Italian

  • Calories 400g
  • Protein 15g
  • Dietary Fiber 7g

Why You Will Love These Mac and Cheese Stuffed Shells:

You’ll adore this decadent Vegan Pasta Dish! This vegan comfort food feast is a happy mix of creamy, dairy-free mac and cheese stuffed in pasta shells. With crunchy potato chips on top, it’s a tasty blend of flavors and textures that will make every part of you smile. Cook up this yummy plant-based dish for a joyful foodie experience that will leave you wanting more…and more!

About the Ingredients:

Lots of different ingredients make this Dairy-free Mac and Cheese Recipe taste so good. The pasta is the main part and gives it a filling and satisfying base. Then there’s vegan butter that makes it rich and creamy. Garlic, spices, and nutritional yeast add yummy savory and cheesy flavors. Flour helps make the sauce thick and gooey. Coconut cream and marinara sauce make it really creamy and a little tangy. Vegan cheese gives it a cheesy taste, and crushed potato chips make it fun to eat with a crunchy bite. Chopped chives add a fresh touch. All these ingredients together make a super delicious mac and cheese that you’ll really enjoy!

Macaroni Noodles

These small pasta tubes are the heart and soul of classic mac and cheese. Their compact shape allows them to hold and absorb the creamy cheese sauce, ensuring each bite is filled with deliciousness. They provide energy from carbohydrates and a source of dietary fiber.

Tip: Seasoning the cooking water with salt helps to enhance the flavor of the macaroni noodles. Add a generous amount of salt to the boiling water before adding the pasta!

Large Shell Pasta Noodles

These generously sized pasta shells are like edible pockets waiting to be filled with cheesy mac and cheese goodness. Their larger size adds a playful and satisfying element to the dish, making it fun to dig in and discover the creamy surprise inside.

They offer carbohydrates for sustained energy and a source of essential nutrients.

Red Marinara Sauce

Bursting with tangy tomato flavors, this vibrant red sauce brings a delightful zing to the mac and cheese. It adds a touch of acidity and savory richness that complements the creamy cheese sauce, creating a harmonious balance of tastes.

Red Marinara Sauce contains antioxidants from tomatoes and can support heart health.

Follow Your Heart Cheddar Shreds

These vegan cheese shreds are a game-changer for dairy-free mac and cheese lovers. They melt beautifully, creating a creamy and cheesy texture that rivals traditional cheddar. The rich and savory flavor of these shreds adds a delightful depth to the dish.

Follow Your Heart Cheddar Shreds also provides plant-based protein and nutrients for bone health!

Crushed Potato Chips

These crispy and crunchy potato chips provide an unexpected twist to the mac and cheese. When sprinkled on top, they bring a playful and addictive texture that contrasts with the smooth and creamy pasta. Each bite becomes a delightful combination of cheesy, creamy, and satisfyingly crunchy potato chip sensations.

Questions and Tips:

What equipment can I make this recipe in?

You can make this recipe using basic kitchen equipment like a pot for boiling pasta, a baking dish for baking the stuffed shells, and a stove or oven for cooking. No special equipment is needed for this Vegan Comfort Food!

Are the extra toppings necessary?

The extra toppings are not needed but they add a fun and crunchy texture to the dish. You can always try topping the stuffed shells with crispy breadcrumbs, vegan bacon bits, or everything bagel seasoning mixed with herbs for added flavor and texture.

What else can I serve with these Mac and Cheese Stuffed Shells?

Mac and Cheese Stuffed Shells can be served as a standalone main dish. However, you can also serve them with a side salad, roasted vegetables, or garlic bread!This creates a well-rounded meal with additional fierce flavors and tantelizing textures.

How long does this recipe last?

The prepared mac and cheese stuffed shells are best enjoyed fresh and hot. While they can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days, it’s best to reheat this recipe in the oven by baking it. It’s recommended to consume the pasta within a day or two for the best taste and quality.

Will non-vegans like this?

This is the ultimate comfort food munchie meal that non-vegans will love! The creamy and cheesy flavors of the mac and cheese stuffed shells are satisfying, delicious, and this recipe is also so easy to make. Using Follow Your Heart vegan cheese provides a similar cheesy experience, plus the flavors and textures are perfect for everyone!

Source: Onegreatvegan.com