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Vegan, Nut-free Mac and Cheese Bake

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Try this Vegan, Nut-free Mac and Cheese Bake using nutritional yeast and butternut squash to make the cheesiest macaroni sauce and top with golden crispy breadcrumbs. So delicious!
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
£1.00
Makes: 6
mains
British
cheese bake, mac and cheese, vegan mac and cheese
Freezable

 

Vegan, Nut-free Mac and Cheese Bake

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5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
£1.00
mains
British
cheese bake, mac and cheese, vegan mac and cheese
Freezable
Servings: 6
Try this Vegan, Nut-free Mac and Cheese Bake using nutritional yeast and butternut squash to make the cheesiest macaroni sauce and top with golden crispy breadcrumbs. So delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash (£0.97)
  • 500 g macaroni (£0.65)
  • 2 ciabata rolls (£0.89)
  • Few sprigs of fresh thyme (£0.50)
  • 4 tbsp nutritional yeast (£2.99)

Cupboard Essentials

  • ½ tsp garlic granules
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 300 ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt

Method

I included the nutritional yeast price as this isn’t a cupboard staple for a lot of people but highly recommend buying it as you can throw it into most dishes that you want a cheesy hit with. (Aldi now sell it so no need to go to a #healthstore)

    Preheat oven to 180°C

    • Start by pealing, deseeding and chopping the butternut squash into equal sized cubes. Add to a large saucepan and bring to a boil for 8 minutes.
    • Alongside the butternut squash, cook your macaroni to two minutes shy of al dente (around 8 minutes).
    • Meanwhile, using your hands tear apart the ciabatta roll into bite sized pieces.
    • Remove the thyme from its stem and finely chop.
    • Over a medium heat, add 2 tbsp of olive oil to a frying pan and add the torn ciabatta and thyme. Season with salt and fry until crispy but not brown (they’ll brown up in the oven.
    • After draining the pasta, use a hand blender to combine the squash with the stock, garlic & onion powder and nutritional yeast. Season generously with salt.
    • Stir the mac with the cheese sauce and pour into a baking tray. Sprinkle over the breadcrumbs and pop in the oven for 10 minutes and you’re good to go. Bon appetite baby.

    Nutrition

    Servings: 6 servings
    Fat: 6g
    Calories: 437kcal
    Carbohydrates: 81g
    Protein: 20g

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