Mac n’ cheese is a staple recipe for me and my family, so creating a totally vegan version was a challenge, but I’m happy to finally share the end result! Butternut squash gives it the best color.
Keyword cheap, comfort food, delicious, easy, mac n cheese, macaroni, recipe, thanksgiving, vegan, vegan mac and cheese
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 35minutes
Total Time 50minutes
Author Margaret Chapman
2cupsof Butternut Squash, peeled & roasted or peeled, diced & boiled (about 1/2 large butternut squash)
1 1/2cupsof Nutritional Yeast (flakes or powder)
3/4cupof Non-dairy Milk
1/2or a large White Onion (diced)
2Tablespoonsof Veggie Broth
2Tablespoonsof Non-dairy Butter (Earth Balance)
1 1/2Tablespoonsof Flour
Pinches of salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and garlic (optional)
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add butternut squash (for roasting, heat oven to 400 degrees and place squash face down on a cooking sheet for 30-45 minutes). Cook until squash is softened and drain. Place in your food processor with broth, nutritional yeast, onion, mustard and pulse until mixture is smooth. Set aside for now.
Prepare pasta according to your box or bag (or however you normally do it!) Drain and set aside.
In a medium pan, heat butter over medium-low heat until melted. Whisk in flour and let cook for 1-2 minutes. Whisk in non-dairy milk, butternut squash, and seasonings. Continue to whisk until the mixture begins to thicken (about 1-2 minutes) if it's too thick add in more non-dairy milk. Once thickened, remove from the burner. Fold into pasta and serve warm, enjoy!