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Buffalo Cauliflower Vegan Mac and Cheese

This vegan buffalo mac and cheese is loaded with roasted cauliflower smothered in buffalo sauce, then tossed in cheesy vegan sauce and topped with finely chopped flavorful chives. It is an easy weeknight meal that can be made and enjoyed within 40 minutes and is made with simple-to-find ingredients.
*See optional ways to prepare this dish in “Tips" Section"
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 277 kcal


Buffalo Cauliflower

  • 1 Cauliflower head chopped into bite size pieces
  • ½ cup vegan buffalo sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Buffalo Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

  • 1 lb pasta
  • ½ cup planted based milk
  • 2 tbsp vegan buffalo sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 scallion diced
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 tbsp vegan cream cheese
  • 1 ½ cup vegan cheddar cheese
  • Chives optional
  • Splash hot sauce optional


  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  • First, prepare the cauliflower. Place all ingredients into a bowl and toss until bite size cauliflower pieces are covered.
  • Place onto greased baking tray and bake for 20 minutes.
  • While cauliflower is cooking, begin making your mac and cheese. Cook your pasta according to the package in a large sauce pan.
  • Once the pasta is done cooking, strain it and use the same large sauce pan to prepare your mac and cheese.
  • Place butter in the sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Then, add in your scallions and onions and cook until fragrant.
  • Lower the temperature to low heat, add noodles to pan and toss.
  • then, add in your extra buffalo sauce, vegan cream cheese, vegan cheese, plant based milk and air fried cauliflower. Toss until well covered and until the cheese melts!
  • Remove from heat and plate. Option to sprinkle chives on top.
  • This dish is best served immediately! However, it will last for up to 3 days in fridge in an air tight container.


Calories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 7gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 2550mgPotassium: 865mgFiber: 7gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 772IUVitamin C: 80mgCalcium: 126mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Cauliflower
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