Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

There’s nothing quite like being curled up on a sofa when it’s raining or freezing cold outside with a big bowl of delicious mac and cheese. That’s why I decided to make this Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese recipe that I found online recently.

Make sure that the vegan cheese that you use works well when melted. I used a cheese the other day for a pizza and it really didn’t work very well – some cheeses work perfectly fine for sandwiches or grating, but some are not so good for melting. The nutritional yeast helps give the dish a cheesy flavor, so the grated cheese topping isn’t necessarily required, but I do recommend it.

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Ingredients

  • 1/2 large butternut squash, roasted and cut into small pieces
  • Teaspoon each of onion and garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3/4 cup cashews, soaked in water for and hour
  • 3 cups soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot or cornstarch
  • Dash of oil
  • Pasta of your choice, but it’s wonderful with that big ‘elbow’ pasta
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Optional – vegan cheese for topping

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This vegan recipe and beautiful photos are courtesy of An Ode to Mung Beans. You can get this delicious Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese recipe by clicking here.