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Butternut squash mac n 'cheese'

10
10
10
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
1 hr
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Our vegan version of this family favourite looks and tastes amazing.

Ingredients

Butternut Squash

1000 g, peeled, deseeded and diced

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

White pasta, dry

280 g, macaroni

Vitalite Dairy Free Sunflower Spread

30 g

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Plain White Flour

2 tablespoons, level

Mustard Powder

½ tablespoons, level, English mustard

Unsweetened Almond Drink

450 ml

Marigold Health Foods Ltd Vegan Engevita Yeast Flakes

20 g

Chives, Fresh

1 tablespoons, snipped, plus extra to serve

Salad (zero SmartPoints values)

100 g, mixed leaves

Lemon Juice, Fresh

1 tablespoons

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. Put the butternut squash into a roasting tin, mist with cooking spray, and season to taste. Roast for 35-40 minutes until tender and golden, then blitz in a food processor or mash until smooth.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta for 6-8 minutes until just al dente, then drain and set aside.
  3. Put the spread into a large pan set over a medium-high heat. Once melted, add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the flour and mustard powder and cook, stirring constantly, for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Gradually stir in the almond milk and gently simmer for 10 minutes until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Season to taste and stir in the nutritional yeast and mashed squash until well combined. Add the pasta and chives and stir to combine, then pour into a 1.2 litre baking dish and bake for 20 minutes until lightly golden.
  5. Dress the salad leaves with the lemon juice, then serve with the macaroni cheese, with the extra chives scattered over.

Notes

Top with some sliced tomatoes before baking, for no extra Smartpoints.

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