Top 10 Vegan Mac and Cheese Brands (Boxed and Frozen)

Is mac and cheese vegan? Traditionally no, but there’s no reason that it can’t be! There are so many different methods to make vegan mac and cheese taste better than the real thing and so many products on the market which are beyond delicious.

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That being said, if you’re looking for some of the best vegan mac and cheese brands (boxed and frozen), then you’re in the right place!

We’ve compiled a wide variety of dairy-free options you to check out that you can find in-store and online. They’re a great addition to your shopping list – especially if you’re transitioning to veganism.

Let’s get to the list!

Oh – and be sure to read until the very end. There’s a video that you’ll want to see.

vegan mac and cheese brands

As always – double check ingredients before buying. We do our best to make the ones on this article accurate, but they do change and sometimes there are multiple ingredient statements floating around. We simply include them so you get a feel for which types of ingredients each brand uses.


Field Roast Mac and Chao

Field Roast makes this amazing Chao cheese that satisfies that craving when it’s starts to become overwhelming.

They have taken this cheese and put it in a box with penne for all of us mac and cheese lovers who need a quick fix.

It’s creamy and has that rich taste that the Chao slices have.

The ingredients are as follows:
Enriched flour (durum flour, wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), filtered water, Creamy Original Chao Slices [coconut oil, modified potato starch, fermented chao tofu (soybeans, sesame oil, calcium sulfate), sea salt, natural flavor, olive extract, beta carotene], nutritional yeast, modified corn starch, hot sauce (distilled vinegar, red pepper, salt) and spices.

Field Roast Chili Mac and Chao

You read that right, Field Roast made a chili mac and chao.

This mac is spicy and so flavorful. It’s made with Field Roast Tomato Cayenne Chao Slices and a bean chili that will knock your socks off.

It will make you tear up a little bit because it is very spicy but for the taste and quality, it’s totally worth it. Plus the price point isn’t too bad either.

The ingredients are as follows:
Creamy Original and Tomato Cayenne Chao Slices [coconut oil, modified potato starch, fermented chao tofu (soybeans, sesame oil, calcium sulfate), sea salt, natural flavor, olive extract, beta carotene, tomato juice, green and red dried bell peppers, cayenne pepper and paprika extract], filtered water, enriched flour (durum flour, wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), FieldBurger (vital wheat gluten, organic expeller pressed palm fruit oil, barley, garlic, expeller pressed safflower oil, onions, tomato paste, celery, carrots, naturally flavored yeast extract, onion powder, barley malt, sea salt, celery seed, black pepper), pinto beans (pinto beans, salt), modified corn starch, hot sauce (distilled vinegar, red pepper, salt) and spices

Daiya Deluxe Cheezy Mac

Daiya Cheezy Mac, Cheddar Style :: Rich & Creamy Plant-Based Mac & Cheese :: Deliciously Dairy Free, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free :: Whole Grain Gluten Free Noodles, 10.6 Oz. Box (4 Pack)
Daiya might as well be the authority on Mac and cheese, or anything vegan-cheese for that matter. After all, they’re one of the biggest and most widely distributed brands.

They have this deluxe cheezy mac and quite a few others. It’s creamy, delicious, and super easy to make.

There are absolutely very few on this that we could find.

Daiya also makes an alfredo style mac and cheese that has that parmesan type flavor.

The ingredients are as follows:
Brown rice pasta (whole grain brown rice, rice bran, water), filtered water, tapioca starch, non-GMO expeller pressed: canola and/or safflower oil, coconut oil, sea salt, vegan natural flavors, pea protein isolate, tricalcium phosphate, cane sugar, lactic acid (vegan), xanthan gum, yeast extract, titanium dioxide (naturally occurring mineral), annatto (color), onion.

Daiya White Cheddar Style Veggie

Daiya Cheezy Mac, White Cheddar Style Veggie :: Rich & Creamy Plant-Based Mac & Cheese :: Deliciously Dairy Free, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free :: With Gluten Free Noodles, 10.6 Oz. Box (8 Pack)
Daiya didn’t stop at regular mac, and as awesome as this one is, there’s still more.

As for this one though, it’s a great way to get those extra veggies in your diet. Without having to compromise on the flavor, and still being able to indulge in a little comfort food.

They also have a regular white cheddar style if you only want the comfort, and a bacon mac if you want extra comfort.

The ingredients are as follows:
Brown rice pasta (whole grain brown rice, rice bran, water), filtered water, dried vegetable blend (pea, carrot, red bell pepper), tapioca starch, non-GMO expeller pressed: canola and/or safflower oil, sea salt, vegan natural flavors, pea protein isolate, tricalcium phosphate, cane sugar, lactic acid (vegan), xanthan gum, yeast extract, titanium dioxide (naturally occurring mineral), onion.

Amy's Rice Macaroni and Cheeze

Amy's Rice Macaroni and Cheeze, 8 Ounce (Pack of 12)
If you want extra cheese, and then some, Amy’s has got your back.

This is a personal favorite because I’m obsessed with cheese. And the pasta reminds me of childhood mac and cheese.

All around this stuff is great.

Some people complain about the texture of the pasta but if anything you could always replace it with another. Honestly, I think it’s fine.

The ingredients are as follows:
Organic Rice Pasta (Organic Rice Flour, Water), Filtered Water, Daiya Vegan Cheddar-Style Cheeze (Filtered Water, Tapioca and/or Arrowroot Flour, Expeller Pressed High Oleic Safflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Pea Protein, Salt, Inactive Yeast, Vegan Natural Flavors, Vegetable Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Annatto), Organic Expeller Pressed Safflower and/or Sunflower Oil, Organic Sweet Rice Flour, Sea Salt, Nutritional Yeast, Mustard Powder.

Annie's Organic Vegan Shells & Creamy Sauce

Annie's Organic Vegan Shells & Creamy Sauce Macaroni & Cheese, Non- Dairy, 12 Boxes, 6oz (Pack of 12)
If you want something that is reminiscent of Velveeta, then this is a good buy.

It has that same creamy sauce and the texture is practically identical. Plus it’s got those traditional shells.

This is great for kids because the shells are tiny, and the cheese sauce is made with pumpkin and sweet potato, so it’s a great way to sneak in extra nutrients.

The ingredients are as follows:
Organic wheat shell pasta, organic pumpkin powder (organic maltodextrin, organic sunflower lecithin), organic sweet potato powder (organic maltodextrin, organic cornstarch, organic sunflower lecithin), organic corn starch, organic tapioca starch, sea salt, organic mustard powder, organic vegan flavor, organic paprika, organic onion powder, organic garlic powder

Annie's Organic Vegan Macaroni and Cheese Elbows Gluten-Free

Annie's Organic Vegan Macaroni and Cheese Elbows & Creamy Sauce Gluten Free Pasta, 6 oz
This is literally vegan Kraft mac and cheese, the same taste, the same texture, it even looks the same and the elbow shape.

And if you’re just switching over it will give you that same look and feel so you won’t know what you’re missing.

A great product for helping vegans transition if you’re avoiding gluten.

The ingredients are as follows:
Organic rice pasta (white and brown rice flour), organic pumpkin powder (organic maltodextrin, organic sunflower lecithin), organic sweet potato powder (organic maltodextrin, organic cornstarch, organic sunflower lecithin), organic cornstarch, organic tapioca starch, sea salt, organic mustard powder, organic vegan flavor, organic paprika, organic onion powder, organic garlic powder

Road’s End Organic Mac & Chreese

Road's End Organics Mac & Chreese, 6.5-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6)
Similar to Annie’s this is kind of like Kraft, only if Kraft used white cheese.

It’s a little cheesier than Annie’s and some people may find it to be on the less-dry side.

Some have complained about it being a little heavy on the garlic flavor but not many.

Most people find that the garlic simply adds a little bit of flavor. The company also make shells and cheese with similar taste and texture.

The ingredients are as follows:
Organic Semolina Shells: Organic Semolina Flour, Water. Chreese Mix: Organic Unbleached Wheat Flour, Enriched Nutritional Yeast (nutritional yeast, niacin (B3), pyridoxine hydrochloride (B6), riboflavin (B2), thiamine hydrochloride (B1), folic acid, vitamin B12), Organic Tapioca Starch, Salt, Organic Garlic Powder, Organic Onion Powder, Organic Ground Yellow Mustard Seed. Allergen: Contains wheat. “

Upton’s Naturals Ch'eesy Bacon Mac

Upton’s Naturals Ch'eesy Bacon Mac - 10.05 oz boxes (Pack of 6)
Upton’s have outdone themselves with this one here.

Not only did they mac 100% vegan mac and cheese, they put seitan bacon in it, and then they made it ready in one minute.

Amazing.

They have one without the bacon but honestly, why wouldn’t you just go all the way.

If you like seitan, this will blow you away.

The ingredients are as follows:
Durum wheat semolina, nutritional yeast, rice bran oil, vital wheat gluten, wheat flour, soy sauce (soybean, wheat, salt), corn starch, paprika, sea salt, liquid smoke, mustard, onion, garlic, turmeric, sugar.

Earth Balance Mac and Cheese

Earth Balance Mac and Cheese, Vegan Cheddar Flavor, 6 Ounce (Pack of 12)
If you want a familiar brand, Earth Balance is here for you.

They have 2 flavors this cheddar and a white cheddar, both vegan, and both equally good.

It’s inexpensive and still pretty good.

This one also has that Kraft Mac taste and feel so it’d be another really great one if you’re just giving vegan mac a try if you’re trying to transition.

The ingredients are as follows:
Gluten Free Pasta (Corn Flour and White Rice Flour), Vegan Sauce Seasoning (Maltodextrin, Dehydrated Sunflower Oil, Salt, Corn Starch, Yeast Extract, Modified Food Starch, Natural Flavors, Lactic Acid Powder [Lactic Acid, Calcium Lactate], Citric Acid, Paprika Extract [Color])
**This is for their gluten-free version. They have both a gluten-free and a regular.

Pastariso® Vegan Mac Uncheddar

Pastariso Vegan Mac Uncheddar Dinner, 5 Ounce (Pack of 6)
This is another classic mac, and it’s also gluten-free. They also add pea protein to the pasta if that’s something you’re interested in.

Some people find it a  little bit dry but you can always add vegan butter or milk to make it creamier.

It can be a little hard to find, but Amazon usually has it in stock and the price point is usually pretty good for much you get.

They also have a white cheddar flavor that is also gluten-free.

The ingredients are as follows:
High Protein Rice Mac (White Rice, Brown Rice, Pea Protein) Vegan Seasoning (Organic Maltodextrin, Sunflower Oil Powder Ip (Sunflower Oil, Food Starch-modified, Maltodextrin, Silicon Dioxide to Reduce Caking, Mixed Tocopherols), Salt, Organic Corn Starch, Natural Flavors, (Lactic Acid, Calcium Lactate), Citric Acid, Color Added (Paprika)

Namaste Foods Say Cheez Pasta Macaroni & Cheese Dinner

Namaste Foods, Gluten Free Say Cheez Non-Dairy Macaroni & Cheez Dinner 9-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6)
This mac is free of literally everything.

It’s wheat, gluten, egg dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, and soy free.

Contains no preservatives or additives.

Is non-GMO and is safe for people with casein and fish allergies. Not that this stuff would be in a vegan product anyway, but the point is that the brand is very allergen conscious.

It’s easy to make and does require butter or oil to make it. But they do give you directions on the box if you’re not very skilled with the box mac.

They recommend adding in some of your favorite veggies to step it up a notch.

The ingredients are as follows:
Brown rice pasta (whole grain brown rice flour, rice bran, water), rice milk powder, quinoa flour, garbanzo bean flour, non-dairy cheddar cheese flavor, onion powder, turmeric and paprika.

So Delicious Dairy Free Mac and Cheese

So Delicious did right when they named their company because this mac and cheese is amazing.

It is a little hard to come by, you can figure out where to buy it from on their website.

It’s not sold on platforms like Amazon at the time of writing, but it is sold in a few stores.

It is well worth the trouble of going to find it though.

It’s taste, smells, and even looks like the real deal. You may be able to fool your non-vegan friends with this one.

And it’s gluten-free to boot!

The ingredients are as follows:
organic gluten free pasta (organic white rice flour, organic green lentil flour, organic corn flour), algal protein, veggie blend (carrot, tomato), sea salt, natural flavor, coconut oil powder (maltodextrin, organic coconut oil, rice starch, natural flavor), guar gum, and lactic acid

So Delicious Dairy Free Mac and Cheese Pizza Flavor

So Delicious didn’t stop at just average mac and cheese.

They went above and beyond to make pizza mac and cheese.

The only one of its kind.

Now there isn’t anything special about it other than the pizza flavoring in the cheese sauce.

Like there’s no little pieces of tomato or anything like that.

But the pizza flavoring takes this mac to another level by adding that garlic Italian style taste.

The ingredients are as follows:
organic gluten free pasta (organic white rice flour, organic green lentil flour, organic corn flour), algal protein, veggie blend (carrot, tomato), sea salt, natural flavor, coconut oil powder (maltodextrin, organic coconut oil, rice starch, natural flavor), guar gum, pizza seasoning (spices, garlic, salt, onion), mustard (seed), annatto, and lactic acid

Okay -so I wanted to include this video at the end because it’s my absolute favorite way to make mac and cheese at home.

The best part? It uses all whole foods.
It’s only a few minutes long, so please give it a watch.

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