Lazy vegan mac


Feeds 4 people, or 2 people if you're not a quitter.


  • 1 lb rotini, or other pasta of your choice
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 Tbsp nutritional yeast
    • Flakes should work, but I typically use powdered
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • (Optional) 1 large onion, diced



  1. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water for 1-2 minutes shorter than the package instructions.
  2. Heat the olive oil in the large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, if using, and cook until onion just starts to take on color. Lower the heat to medium and add garlic to pan; cook for 1 minute.

    Time this step so that cooking finishes just as the pasta is ready. You don't want to overcook your garlic.

  3. When the pasta has cooked for 1-2 minutes less than the package instructs, use the spider to transfer it into the skillet with the oil and garlic. Add a small splash of pasta water to the pan, reserving the rest of the pasta water in case you need it later.
  4. Sprinkle the cornstarch over the skillet ¼ teaspoon at a time, stirring to combine before adding the next spoonful. If the mixture becomes too sticky, add a small amount of pasta water and stir.
  5. Sprinkle the yeast over the skillet a tablespoon at a time, stirring to combine between spoonfuls.