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A bowl of vegan macaroni and cheese with pink beet sauce and fresh spinach leaves.

Mac n Cheese with Roast Beets | Vegan

  • Author: Rachel Steenland
  • Total Time: 35 minutes to 1 hour, 20 minutes (depending on method used to cook beets) + soaking time
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


An easy, breezy, CHEESY vegan mac n cheese recipe. Cashew cheese, nutritional yeast, beets and kale combine to make a super healthy, super delicious meal!




  1. Add raw cashews to a small bowl, cover with water and soak overnight in the fridge. If you don’t have time to soak the raw cashews overnight, soak them while preparing the beets.ย 
  2. Prepare beets (use one of the following options).
    • Oven: Preheat oven to 375F / 190C. Wrap beets in foil and roast for 45 minutes or until tender. Set aside to cool.ย 
    • Microwave: Wrap beets in parchment paper and place in a bowl with a tiny splash water. Cook on high for 10 minutes or until beets are tender. Set aside to cool.
  3. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Keep warm in pot while preparing cashew cheese sauce.
  4. Transfer cooked beets, drained cashews, water, nutritional yeast, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder and salt into a high powdered blender or food processor, and process until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust seasoning, if needed.
  5. Pour beetroot cashew cheese sauce over the cooked chickpea pasta, then add baby kale/spinach, and stir well to combine. Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€


  • *Make this recipe quicker by preparing the beets ahead of time. Cooked beets will keep in the fridge for a couple of days without any issues. Alternatively, you could use store bought roast beets!
  • Nutritional information is to be used as a guide only as calories and nutrition vary between products and brands worldwide.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes to 1 hour, 10 minutes

Keywords: mac n cheese, mac n cheese with beets, mac n cheese pink