Beer & Brat Mac ‘n’ Cheese

If you ever saw an adult mac and cheese, this would be it. Beer in the cheese sauce, bratwurst instead of the veggie dogs of old; it’s like Oktoberfest in a pasta dish. That’s not to say that the more juvenile version of this is lesser, they are both terrific, but this one has a little more “oomph”.

The cheese sauce isn’t a cheddar-styled one, more like the non-vegan cheese blends that are very rich with a softer flavor. I also learned a tip from Erin of Olives for Dinner and used Coconut Vinegar in the sauce, which added a nice tang. (Just don’t over-do it!)

Of course, you can use pre-made, vegan sausages in place of the homemade seitan ones, but I feel that it’s a small victory when you’re making things yourself. Total control of the ingredients means you know what’s in it, and you don’t have to decipher where they’re derived from.

Before I get to the recipe, I just wanted to remind everyone that I have a recipe in a contest that is vote-based and would love to win, as an early birthday present! You can vote for my Chili Fiesta Mac ‘n’ Cheese, HERE. 🙂

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USE THIS RECIPE for Seitan Bratwurst!

Beer & Brat Mac 'n' Cheese

A hearty, adult macaroni and cheese with a rich, beer sauce and delicious bratwurst.
Course Dinner, Entree
Cuisine American, Fusion, German
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Author Jackie of Vegan Yack Attack



  • 1/2 Recipe of Seitan Bratwurst

Macaroni and Cheese

  • 1 C . Raw Cashews Soaked for at least 2 hours in Water
  • 1/2 C . Beer (I used a Golden Ale but White Ales, Hefeweizens, and lagers will work)
  • 1/2 C . Water
  • 1/4 C . Non-dairy Milk
  • 1/4 C . Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 T . Tomato Paste
  • 2 tsp . Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tsp . Coconut Vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp . Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp . Onion Powder
  • 1-2 tsp . Sea Salt to taste preference
  • 8 oz . Dried Pasta
  • Water for boiling



  1. When you are making the 1/2 recipe, shape it into 2 sausages instead of 3 and reduce the cooking time by 5 minutes.
  2. I grilled the brats after they cooled a bit, to make the outsides crispier.

Macaroni and Cheese

  1. Drain and rinse the cashews, then place all ingredients (aside from the pasta) inside of a blender or food processor. Puree until completely smooth. This can be done while the bratwurst is baking.
  2. Get a large pot ready with the water for boiling the noodles. Follow the directions for cooking the pasta according to its package.
  3. Once the noodles are done cooking, drain them and rinse with cool water. Place the pot with noodles back on the stove.
  4. Pour the cheese sauce into the pot and stir. Cook over low-medium heat until the macaroni is hot, or until the sauce has reached your desired thickness.
  5. Slice up the bratwurst and fold it into the macaroni, serve very warm.

If you enjoy this savory pasta dish with a beer, I won’t judge. Plus, how are you going to finish the rest of the beer you used?! 😉

29 Comments on “Beer & Brat Mac ‘n’ Cheese

  1. voted for ya, darlin’

    GEEZ this looks good. I love seitan, and you’re right, this sounds like a big bowl of Oktoberfest!

    • Thank you, Kristina! Also, I’ve had some great GF beers that would taste great in this. Obviously, the seitan isn’t GF but the noodles I used are. 😉

  2. Jackie, this is fantastic! I already bookmarked so many of your recipes, but this is going on top of my list!

  3. My mom and I made this for dinner tonight (after going to our local Oktoberfest celebration a few nights ago…we were having intense brat envy haha). It was absolutely FANTASTIC!! I loved the cheese sauce, and you can definitely taste the beer! I can’t wait to try more of your mac recipes, because if they were anything like this, they are all amazing! Thank you so much!

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