Thanksgiving Vegetarian Mac And Cheese | Cooking With Jade The Food and Travel Blog by Chef Jade

Thanksgiving Vegetarian Mac And Cheese


When asked to bring over a dish for Thanksgiving, I always go with a fan favorite, Mac and Cheese. This is a super easy and super delicious Mac and Cheese recipe that anyone can try and get praise for this holiday season! It’s packed with a lot of nutrients and the kids will love it !!

(Cooking Time: 15 minutes Preparation Time: 50 minutes Servings: 3-4)

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  • Amount per Serving
  • Calories 470g
  • Fats 10g
  • Cholesterol 12mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 25g
  • Protein 25g


  • Baking Dish
  • Oven


  • 1 lb of elbow pasta
  • 1/2 Cup of unsalted butter
  • 1 lb of Cheddar Cheese (or Vegan Cheese)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • Pinches of Pepper
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
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  • Boil the elbow pasta until it’s tender to your liking. Drain and then set aside.
  • Sauteed the Onion and Garlic together until the onions are translucent. Try not to burn the Garlic.
  • Combine Pasta, Garlic, Onions, Paprika, Salt, and Pepper. Now layer pasta into a baking dish
  • Shred the Cheddar Cheese and set aside.
  • Layer Pasta and place quarter-size cuts of butter on top of the layer evenly. Now sprinkle the shredded cheese on the layer, making sure to cover the pasta completely.
  • If you have enough Pasta for another layer, then repeat the above step.
  • Place in oven at 350° for 20-30 minutes. You are waiting for the cheese to melt completely and get to your desired brownness.
  • Serve and enjoy your dish!
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If you enjoyed this Thanksgiving Vegetarian Mac and Cheese recipe or have suggestions on how we can improve it, please leave us a comment below. Also, make sure to check out other dishes I’ve created or stories I’ve written about food culture – here.

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