With Fall around the corner (crazy right?) I thought this Butternut Mac and Cheese from my Vegetarian Food Board would be a perfect recipe to Pintest. I love a lot of the Oh She Glows recipes, and this one, this one was great.
I took a few short cuts, using canned Butternut squash and it really saved time.
And as Angela from OSG says (and says correctly) -
Husband approved. Cook approved. Vegan approved. Omnivore approved. ‘Nough said.
- 1 fresh butternut squash (peeled and chopped)
- OR 1 cup canned butternut squash
- OR 1 cup canned pumpkin
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and Pepper
- 1 tbsp Earth Balance (or other non-dairy butter replacer)
- 3/4 cup unsweetened & unflavoured almond milk*
- 1 tbsp arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)**
- 6 tbsp nutritional yeast, or more to taste***
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4-3/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2-1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/2-1 tsp kosher salt (to taste) & ground black pepper, to taste
- 8oz brown rice macaroni
- Mix-ins of choice (e.g., kale, spinach, broccoli, peas, pumpkin seeds, etc)
- Preheat oven to 425F. Line a casserole dish with tin foil. Mix chopped squash with EVOO, S & P. Roast for about 40 minutes, uncovered, or until tender.
- Start here - Prepare the cheese sauce
- In a pot on the stove top add Earth balance over low-medium heat.
- In a bowl, whisk together milk and arrowroot powder (or cornstarch or flour) until clumps are gone. Add into pot and whisk. Stir in remaining ingredients (nutritional yeast, Dijon, garlic, lemon, S & P) and whisk over low heat until thickened (about 5-7 minutes or so).
- Cook your pasta according to package directions. The sauce makes enough to cover 4 servings of pasta.
- In a blender, blend the sauce with 1 cup of roasted squash (or if using canned, simply stir 1 cup into the pot).
- Add cooked, drained, and rinsed macaroni into pot, along with cheese sauce & mix-ins.
- Heat and serve.
- Read OSG notes here - http://ohsheglows.com/2011/10/03/butternut-squash-mac-n-cheeze/
- *Do not add a full cup or sauce is too thin.
- **I used cornstarch
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