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Squashinmac Recipe

Looking for an easy SquashinMac recipe? Learn how to make SquashinMac using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mnaminal

Makes 8 servings



Mac and cheese recipe using roasted squash as a cheese sauce

Recipe Ingredients for SquashinMac

16 oz pasta (elbow)
3 c butternut squash, roasted
1 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk
1/4 medium yellow onion
2 cloves garlic (or more to taste)
1 tsp corn flour
1 salt to taste
1 tsp turmeric
1 1/4 c sharp cheddar cheese

Recipe Directions for SquashinMac

  1. Heat oven to 375 F, cut squash in half, remove seeds, brush lightly with olive oil, and roast for 40 minutes or until done (should be very soft). You can also peel the squash and cut into cubes, and roast the cubes if you are short on time (they?ll roast faster).

  2. Spoon the squash out of the peel (unless you peeled it and cubed it already), discard the peel. You should get somewhere between 2 and 3 cups of squash mash. Set aside.

  3. Cook the pasta, set aside when done.

  4. While the squash and pasta are cooking, dice the 1/4 onion and garlic. Saute onion and garlic together with a little olive oil for 5 or 10 minutes until onions are soft and slightly caramelized. Remove from heat and set aside.

  5. In a medium saucepan, bring 1-1/2 cups almond milk to a simmer (not boiling), add arrowroot powder and turmeric. Stir continuously until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and set aside.

  6. Now, hopefully you have a cuisinart! If not, you can do this in a blender. Throw everything you just made into the cuisenart MINUS the pasta. The squash, the onion/garlic, and the almond milk mixture. Blend it all together, scraping down the sides to make sure everything fully incorporates together. Now is the time you have to use your judgement?. you might need to add a little more almond milk if the mixture seems too thick (this will all depend on how much squash you got out of your squash), so add almond milk and keep blending until the mixture is more like the consistency of yogurt. Also, add salt to taste! I probably added about 2 teaspoons.. but I didn?t measure. Just add a little, blend, taste, add more if needed.. repeat.

  7. When your mixture is satisfactory to you, put the pasta into a big mixing bowl, and pour the squash mixture over it. mix mix mix! Now?s the time to add cheese if you are going to.

  8. Spoon the mixture evenly into a 814 baking dish (or similar), and bake for 30 or so minutes at 375 F, until the top starts to brown a little. Remove from oven, and serve right away! Enjoy!!

Categories

Cheese, Pasta, Vegetables, Main Dish, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 176.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.8g
12%
Saturated Fat
3.9g
19%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
180mg
7%
Potassium
355mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
38.8g
13%
Dietary Fiber
1.4g
6%
Sugars
1.4g
Protein
11.7g
Vitamin A 118% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 22% Iron 15%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
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