Vegan Bahamian Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

Vegan Bahamian Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

This vegan macaroni & cheese comes with tropical flavors from the Bahamas! It’s easy to make and baked to golden brown perfection.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 8ozwhole grain penne pastaor elbow pasta
  • 12ozsilken tofupureed
  • ½onionmedium, chopped
  • ½bell peppermedium, chopped
  • ½jalapeñochopped
  • ½cupunsweetened coconut milk
  • 5tbspvegan butter
  • 14ozvegan cheddar cheeseshredded
  • 3tbsppaprikato taste, divided
  • 2tbspturmericto taste
  • 1tbspthyme powderor ground thyme
  • garlic powderto taste
  • salt and pepperto taste
  • hot saucea few drops
  • nonstick cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Boil pasta according to box instructions.

  3. After cooking, drain, then let cool for about 5 minutes in a medium-sized bowl.

  4. In a skillet, saute the onion, pepper, and jalapeno. Once sauteed, set aside.

  5. Pour melted butter over the bowl of noodles, followed by the sauteed vegetables, then stir.

  6. Pour the coconut milk and pureed tofu into the mixture, stir, then season with paprika, turmeric, thyme, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

  7. Add half of the shredded cheese, then mix well.

  8. Spray an 8×8 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray, then add and spread the macaroni mixture in evenly.

  9. Top generously with the rest of the shredded cheese until pasta mix is covered. Sprinkle paprika on top.

  10. Place the filled pan in the oven and bake for 35 minutes or until golden.

  11. Let cool, then cut into 9 squares.

  12. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 863.97kcal
  • Fat: 76.73g
  • Saturated Fat: 59.10g
  • Trans Fat: 0.54g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.69g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.22g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.72g
  • Fiber: 2.71g
  • Sugar: 1.33g
  • Protein: 22.21g
  • Cholesterol: 44.98mg
  • Sodium: 816.26mg
  • Calcium: 434.37mg
  • Potassium: 753.55mg
  • Iron: 10.26mg
  • Vitamin A: 172.72µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.80mg
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