Vegan & Gluten-Free Garlic Black Pepper Mac & Cheese Recipe

What’s better than a dish that takes less than ten minutes to make? A dish that takes less than ten minutes to make and uses some of your leftovers! Plus — you may already have most of these ingredients on hand.


This recipe is for a simple, one-serving bowl of tasty mac & cheese that is dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan! The garlic and black pepper really kick the flavor up a notch from your basic mac & cheese.


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Vegan & Gluten-Free Garlic Black Pepper Mac & Cheese Recipe




  • Gluten-free pasta of your choice
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper
  • Vegan cheddar cheese
  • Olive oil




  1. Cook pasta according to package directions and set aside. Note: You may also use leftover cooked pasta! 
  2. Chop or press 5 cloves of garlic.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a pan on medium heat.
  4. Once oil starts to slightly bubble, toss in fresh garlic and turn heat to low. Tip: Garlic burns easily so watch it carefully!
  5. Add a bit more olive oil into the pan along with fresh black pepper, salt, and garlic powder. Let simmer.
  6. Add a serving of cooled, cooked pasta to the pan and toss around for a few minutes until warmed. Set pasta aside in a bowl.
  7. Break up two slices of vegan cheddar cheese and toss into the hot pan.
  8. Once cheese starts to bubble, pour it onto the pasta and stir to coat. Enjoy!


Want to use a great-tasting olive oil for cooking this recipe? Try our Ice Pressed® Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Our exemplary Olive Oil is hand-harvested, Ice Pressed® and made in small batches to preserve the exquisite taste.




Feel free to tag us on Instagram at @maryruthorganics if you make this tasty vegan mac & cheese!





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