My kids liked this butternut squash recipe so much that I had to make seconds that same day, and then they asked me to make it again the next day! Kids love it because it tastes like mac and cheese and parents love it because the added butternut squash delivers a good dose of fibre, along with numerous vitamins and minerals.
For example, it has vitamin A, which is great for eye health, vitamin C, which is important for the immune system and healing, vitamin B6, which is essential for the proper nerve conduction and potassium, which is important for bone health and good blood pressure control.
There are a bunch of other vitamins and minerals too, but suffice to say, I love how easy it was to turn an unhealthy favourite into a health-supportive favourite! Now you can serve Mac and Cheese to your kids without any hesitation at all!
Butternut Squash Mac and CheesePrint This
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 vidalia onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup pureed butternut squash
- 3/4 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or gruyere
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- sea salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 12-ounce bag gluten-free pasta
- Whisk arrowroot powder into coconut milk and set aside.
- In a large pot over medium high heat melt coconut oil. Add onions and saute until translucent.
- Add garlic and saute another minute.
- Add in butternut squash, chicken broth, cheese, and nutritional yeast.
- Season with salt, and pepper and set aside.
- Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, season with sea salt.
- Add the mac and cheese sauce to the pasta and serve immediately.