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Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

 
One serving costs about $0.88

$0.88 per serving

40 people like this recipe

40 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

6 dairy-free,dairy free side dish American
spoonacular Score:70%

Spoonacular Score: 70%

 

Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese might be just the side dish you are searching for. One serving contains 312 calories, 11g of protein, and 8g of fat. This dairy free recipe serves 6 and costs 88 cents per serving. 40 people have made this recipe and would make it again. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. If you have water, nutritional yeast, vegan buttery spread, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 66%. This score is pretty good. Try Vegan Mac ‘n Peas with Creamy Butternut Squash Sauce, Creamy Butternut Squash Soup (Vegan) / Winner of GO Veggie, and Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Linguine with Peas and Kale for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.5 cups
0.5 cups breadcrumbs
breadcrumbs
1.5 cups
1.5 cups pureed butternut squash
pureed butternut squash
1 box
1 box elbow macaroni
elbow macaroni
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps nutritional yeast
nutritional yeast
1 Dash
1 Dash black pepper
black pepper
1 dash
1 dash salt
salt
2 cups
2 cups light soy milk
light soy milk
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp vegan buttery spread
vegan buttery spread
1 cup
1 cup vegan cheddar cheese
vegan cheddar cheese
4 cups
4 cups water
water
0.5 cups breadcrumbs
0.5 cups
breadcrumbs
1.5 cups pureed butternut squash
1.5 cups
pureed butternut squash
1 box elbow macaroni
1 box
elbow macaroni
3 Tbsps nutritional yeast
3 Tbsps
nutritional yeast
1 Dash black pepper
1 Dash
black pepper
1 dash salt
1 dash
salt
2 cups light soy milk
2 cups
light soy milk
1 Tbsp vegan buttery spread
1 Tbsp
vegan buttery spread
1 cup vegan cheddar cheese
1 cup
vegan cheddar cheese
4 cups water
4 cups
water

Equipment

baking pan
baking pan
sauce pan
sauce pan
whisk
whisk
oven
oven
pot
pot
baking pan
baking pan
sauce pan
sauce pan
whisk
whisk
oven
oven
pot
pot


Instructions

  1. Begin by Preheating oven to 350
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium heat, add in elbows and cook until pasta is al dente.
  3. While waiting for pasta to cook begin preparing your sauce. In a medium size sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat, add in nutritional yeast and mix together to form a paste
  4. Add in soy milk, using a whisk combine together ingredients make sure your sauce is lump free, let simmer for 5 minute or until sauce begins to thicken
  5. Add is pureed butternut squash, thoroughly mix together ingredients to ensure everything is well blended (you may notice that the butternut squash also helps to thicken the sauce).
  6. Stir in Cheese, let sit for 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce has a creamy velvety smooth consistency. Remove Sauce from heat and let sit
  7. Drain pasta and add pasta to the cheese sauce, stir together and pour mixture into a greased 9 x 9 baking pan
  8. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over macaroni and cheese and let bake for 15 minutes or until cheese begins to bubble
  9. Serve Warm and enjoy this creamy Vegan home-style comfort food!

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.88
Ingredient
½ cups breadcrumbs
1.5 cups pureed butternut squash
1 box elbow macaroni
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
2 cups light soy milk
1 tablespoon vegan buttery spread
1 cup vegan cheddar cheese
Price
$0.21
$0.46
$0.48
$0.88
$0.96
$0.10
$2.17
$5.27

Tips

Health Tips

  • Make sure your margarine does not contain trans fats! Check the ingredient list for "partially hydrogenated" vegetable oils?these are trans fats. It actually might be better to forgo margarine entirely and stick with butter or olive oil.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • If you're following a gluten-free diet, be sure to find a brand of gluten-free breadcrumbs.

  • Depending on the recipe, you might be able to substitute almond meal or flaxseed for the breadcrumbs to reduce the carbohydrate content and up the nutrition. For example, almond meal works well for breading, while ground flaxseed can help with binding.

  • get more health tips
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Nutritional Information

Quickview
314 Calories
11g Protein
8g Total Fat
47g Carbs
14% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
314
16%

Fat
8g
13%

  Saturated Fat
2g
13%

Carbohydrates
47g
16%

  Sugar
4g
5%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
325mg
14%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
11g
23%

Vitamin A
4118IU
82%

Selenium
28µg
40%

Manganese
0.5mg
25%

Vitamin B3
4mg
21%

Vitamin E
2mg
20%

Calcium
169mg
17%

Fiber
4g
17%

Vitamin C
13mg
16%

Vitamin B6
0.3mg
15%

Vitamin B12
0.88µg
15%

Copper
0.28mg
14%

Vitamin B1
0.2mg
14%

Vitamin B2
0.22mg
13%

Folate
51µg
13%

Potassium
411mg
12%

Iron
2mg
11%

Phosphorus
97mg
10%

Magnesium
37mg
9%

Vitamin D
0.94µg
6%

Zinc
0.92mg
6%

Vitamin B5
0.35mg
4%

Vitamin K
2µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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