Vegan Butternut Mac N Cheese

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The creamy texture of butternut squash paired with the rich blend of spices and cashews makes the perfect “cheese” sauce.

Ingredients

1 can Farmer’s Market Butternut Squash
1 lb. macaroni noodles
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup almond milk
2 Tbsp. reserved cooking liquid
1/4 cup vegetable broth
1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for 30 minutes
3 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
1/8 tsp. smoked paprika
1/8 tsp. turmeric

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat and salt liberally. Add the pasta and cook according to package instructions. Drain, reserving 2-3 Tbsp. of the cooking liquid, and set aside.

While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Sauté the onions and garlic for two minutes or until fragrant.

Add the onion mixture to a blender along with the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth. Return to the pan and bring to a simmer. Cook for five minutes. Off heat, add the macaroni and toss to coat. Garnish with fresh, chopped parsley.

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