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Offline Cuilidh

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Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese
« on: March 25, 2012, 03:59:05 am »
Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

Serves:  3 - 4

Time taken:  However long the butternut takes to roast, plus approx. 30 seconds for the sauce

Ingredients:

3 ½ cups Butternut, peeled and chopped
¾ cup raw cashews
1 – 2 cups non-dairy milk
3 garlic cloves
1 tbs fresh lemon juice
2 tsp salt, or to taste
6 – 7 tbs Savoury Yeast Flakes (also known as Nutritional Yeast Flakes)
½ tsp Dijon mustard
½ tsp dried Italian seasoning
¼ - ½ tsp Turmeric (optional, for colour)
¼ - ½ tsp Paprika
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
450 – 500 gms Pasta of choice

Notes:

Add cooked or frozen vegetables to pasta
This can be made into a casserole in the oven – whiz up some breacrumbs with a butter substitute and spread on top with some paprika

Method:

Season chopped butternut in a bowl with c. 1 tsp oil and a pinch of salt and stir.  Roast in oven until cooked – turn over half way through.

Cook pasta and / or  vegetables to be finished when butternut is cooked

Sauce:

Add cashews to TMX jug and process until a fine crumb forms

Add milk, garlic, lemon, salt, savoury yeast, pepper, mustard and seasonings and process 20 seconds, no. 7, until smooth.

Add butternut to the sauce and blend until smooth, 10 – 20 seconds, no. 8.  Adjust seasonings to taste.  It may be pretty thick so thin down with more milk if necessary.

Drain pasta, then return to same pot and add additional vegetables, if liked.  Add the sauce and stir well. 

Either heat up and serve or put into casserole dish, top with breadcrumb, butter and paprika mixture and bake at 160c FF (175 c) for about 20 – 25 minutes.

Adapted from a recipe by Angela Liddon on her blog called "ohsheglows".
« Last Edit: March 25, 2012, 08:54:58 pm by Cuilidh »
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Offline Merlin

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Re: Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2012, 08:16:04 am »
The recipe sounds great. Do you think I could subsititute dulse flakes for the savoury yeast flakes?
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Offline Cuilidh

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Re: Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2012, 10:43:10 am »
I'm not sure about that substitution, Merlin, I've never used dulse flakes so I'm not familiar with them at all.
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Re: Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2012, 12:30:28 pm »
Nothing can really be substituted for savory yeast flakes, they are quite unique, and impart the 'cheesy' flavor in to vegan dishes like this.

You could substitute, but it will be more of a pasta sauce, not a cheesy sauce :)

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Re: Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2012, 12:49:56 pm »
Thanks for the info.
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