Macaroni and cheese will always be a favorite all-American food for kids and adults alike. The first recipe dates back to the 13th century, and this ultimate comfort food has proved that it can stand the test of time. Whether you’re in a rush or just looking to fulfill a cheese craving without any of the cruelty or cholesterol found in dairy “products,” the quick-and-easy boxed vegan mac and cheese brands on this list can be found at many grocery stores and online:
Goodles Vegan Is Believin’
Each serving of this tangy, cheesy boxed mac has 12 grams of protein. You won’t believe it, but it’s also packed with nutrients from veggies.
Howl Vegan Mac & Cheese
This irresistible vegan mac and cheese gives us all something to howl about! Using creamy cashew cheese, Howl unleashes creative flavors and textures while striving for a kinder, more sustainable future.
Follow Your Heart Super Mac
This brand is known for its line of plant-based cheeses, so it makes sense that it would have some of the best vegan mac and cheese options out there! Find them at Whole Foods Market, available in two varieties: Cheezy Carrot and Creamy Caulifredo.
Pastabilities Vegan Organic ‘Under the Sea’ Mac ’n Cheese
This mac and cheese is great for kids, since it features fun sea creature–shaped noodles. Also check out Pastabilities’ Vegan Organic Mac ’n Cheese Pasta Ruffles and the Vegan Organic Springtime Mac ’n Cheese with carrot- and flower-shaped pasta.
Banza Plant-Based Mac with Chickpea Pasta
Get your protein with Banza’s chickpea-based pasta shells, which pack 13 grams of protein per serving. It’s also gluten-free and, of course, vegan!
Sweet Earth Cauliflower Mac
This gourmet-style mac is made with twisty pasta, roasted cauliflower, cauliflower cream sauce, and toasted breadcrumbs.
Field Roast Mac N’ Chao Cheese
Field Roast’s vegan mac and cheese comes in two flavors: creamy and chili. Look for it in the freezer aisle!
Daiya Cheddar Style Deluxe Cheezy Mac
These gluten-free whole-grain noodles come in a rich, creamy “cheddar” sauce. And one serving contains 20 percent of your daily requirement of calcium and vitamin B12.
Daiya Four Cheeze Style with Herbs Deluxe Cheezy Mac
Four cheezes for the price of one! Like other Daiya Cheezy Mac flavors, this one is both gluten- and soy-free.
Daiya Bac’n & Cheddar Style Deluxe Cheezy Mac
As if Daiya’s Cheddar Style Cheezy Mac weren’t tempting enough on its own, this variety comes packed with vegan bacon bits made from textured pea protein.
Daiya White Cheddar Style Veggie Deluxe Cheezy Mac
Combining a vegan white-cheddar sauce with elbow macaroni and vegetables, this nutritious dish helps contribute to a balanced diet.
Daiya Alfredo Style Deluxe Cheezy Mac
Made with gluten- and dairy-free Alfredo sauce and pasta, this healthful mix offers rich and decadent flavor without the guilt.
Amy’s Gluten Free Dairy Free Rice Mac & Cheeze
Amy’s brand uses organic rice noodles that are wholesome and nutritious.
Road’s End Cheddar Style Organic Shells & Chreese
A family favorite, these cheddar-style shells are light and tasty.
Road’s End Cheddar Style Organic Mac & Chreese
This variety is as “cheesy” as it gets and adds a healthy blend of whole-wheat pasta.
Road’s End Organic Cheddar Style Penne & Chreese
Made with Road’s End special gluten-free “chreese” sauce, this penne mix is great for pasta lovers. If you like this variety, be sure to check out the brand’s gluten-free Alfredo Style Mac & Chreese.
Annie’s Organic Vegan Mac Shell Pasta & Sauce
This mac and “cheese” combines a tasty vegan sauce made from pumpkin and sweet potato with organic pasta shells. They are also available with organic rice pasta for our gluten-free friends.
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