Butternut Mac and Cheeze

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Boy am I happy it's October. Not only for the obvious reasons of jumping into Fall recipes full of comfort and delicious, but also because The whole moving accross the country deal is over. Although we are just in a temporary place until december, local moves have nothing on the long distance kind. Nothing at all. 

Speaking of moves, I think I was made to live in Vancouver. Everything so far is beautiful and just feels right. We aren't even in the city proper at the moment, just chilling in the burbs until we find our new home. The next few weeks are going to involve some exploring, intert scouring and job hunting (for the partner, since I'm a lucky bunny and work tech support from home!)

Now fall for me means squash. Most people are ALL about the pumpkin, and while it is delisious and amazing, it's only available part of the year fresh. Butternut squash however is there all year round for your eating pleasure. This recipe would actually probably be delicious with pumpkin too, just saying.

This recipe is so creamy and squashie. Its not SUPER cheesy but I loved all the creamyness and flavor without ANY fat at all. That's right, a mac and cheese recipe that had zero overt fats. Now if that's not important to you, you can add some coconut milk to take this to the next level.

Butternut Mac and Cheeze

A fat free version of a classic, this pasta dish isn't exactly what you remember, but it's ridiculously good. Creamy and rich with no fats added, it's my new favorite way to make my most favorite comfort food.

Portions
2

Difficulty
Simple

Prep Time
5 Minutes

Cooking Time
10 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 cup butternut squash - roasted and cubed.
  • 1/4 large onion - diced
  • 1 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp braggs liquid aminos
  • 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder - or one clove fresh
  • 1/2 cup water or veg broth - or as needed
  • 1 package rice elbow noodles - cooked

Directions:

  • Cook the onions until soft.
  • Now add alllll the ingredients in the blender and blend away until super smooth and creamy. Do a taste test and adjest the seasonings to taste if needed.
  • Toss into the prepared hot pasta and serve with a crack of fresh pepper or any of your fave mac and cheeze toppings.