VEGAN BUTTERNUT SQUASH “MAC AND CHEESE” RECIPE

VEGAN BUTTERNUT SQUASH “MAC AND CHEESE” RECIPE

How delicious does this look and sound? I had to share this insane recipe from Laurie Lloyd from LivLight. Check out her site LivLight for tons of amazing recipes, including for the babes.

INGREDIENTS: (ALL ORGANIC)

  • 1 box dry pasta (I use brown rice or chickpea)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 lb butternut squash, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch garlic powder
  • 6 tbsp nutritional yeast

PROCESS:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Cook pasta according to package.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a skillet on medium-high and add minced garlic.
  3. Saute´quickly, allowing garlic to slightly brown but not burn.
  4. Add almond milk and bring to a boil. Add 2 cups squash, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  5. Simmer until thick and squash has softened slightly. In the meantime, place remaining squash on a parchment lined baking sheet and spray with olive oil spray. Cook until slightly browned.
  6. Transfer mixture from skillet to blender, and blend until smooth, about 30-40 seconds.
  7. Pour the smooth sauce back into the skillet; add drained pasta and additional roasted squash.
  8. Stir well to combine. Garnish with chopped parsley.

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Comments (7)


  1. MWH Member

    that looks delicious cant wait to try it

    275 Days Ago

    1. Melissa Wood

      It’s soooo good!

      235 Days Ago

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    113 Days Ago

  3. MWH Member

    Oh. My. WORD!!! This was the nicest pasta I have ever had. My husband and my kids gobbled it up and asked for more. It was absolutely delicious and going to be a weekly go to meal, thank you Melissa! 💛

    18 Days Ago

    1. Melissa Wood

      This makes me so happy! So glad your family enjoyed it 🙂

      13 Days Ago

  4. MWH Member

    Hi! Can you tell me what purpose the yeast does? And can one do this recipe and substitute something else for the yeast or leave it out all together? Thanks for your help.

    9 Days Ago

    1. Melissa Wood

      The yeast gives a delicious cheesy flavor. It’s also a great source of b12 and protein. I’m not sure what else you could substitute because it really is a unique product. I would definitely recommend trying it 🙂

      8 Days Ago


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