Baked Pumpkin Mac and Cheeze

Baked Pumpkin Mac and Cheeze

4 small servings or 2 large

 

½ lb WW Penne

Salt & Pepper

1 T Olive oil

1 T Margarine (I prefer Earth Balance)

1 small Onion, diced

1 t Dried Thyme

3 T AP Flour

1 C Vegan “chicken” broth (I used Imagine No Chicken Broth)

1 small Pie Pumpkin, roasted*

½ C Unflavored Soy Milk (or non-dairy milk)

½ C Vegan Cheese Spread (I used Wayfare cheese spread however you can use any  vegan cheese spread you like or vegan cream cheese would work great as well)

1/4 C Nutritional Yeast

¼ t ground nutmeg

Topping:

1/3 C WW Bread Crumbs

1/3 C French Fried Onions (I like the Trade Joe’s Brand)

Mix together.

*For the pumpkin: Preheat oven to 350F.  Cut pumpkin in half and remove seeds.  Lay cut side down on a baking sheet and place in the oven to roast for 35-40 min, until the pumpkin can easily be scooped out of it’s skin.  Scoop the pumpkin out and set aside.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425F
  2. Heat a pot of water to boil for the pasta.  Salt the water and add the pasta, cook until al dente (will cook a bit more in the oven).
  3. While pasta is cooking, heat a medium heavy bottomed pot over medium heat.  Add the oil and margarine.
  4. Add the thyme and onion to the melted margarine/oil and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Whisk in the stock.
  7. Stir in the squash and soy milk and bring to a simmer.
  8. Stir in the cheese spread, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  9. Once everything is well combined stir in the drained pasta.
  10. Transfer the mac and cheeze mixture into a baking dish and top with the bread crumb mixture.
  11. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 min, until browned and bubbly.
  12. Remove from oven and let sit for 5minutes before serving.
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7 responses to “Baked Pumpkin Mac and Cheeze

  1. This looks delicious!! 😀

  2. we’ve got one leftover pie pumpkin that i’ve been waiting to put to one helluva tasty use – i think i’m gonna have to make your baked pumpkin mac ‘n cheeze with brown rice noodles & some gluten-free bread crumbs. it looks awesome & sounds most fantastical! yum!

  3. This was amazing, I didn’t want to stop eating it at all. I ate each piece of pasta individually.

  4. Mmm, that looks like one yummy meal!

  5. I know it’s currently breakfast time, but man, my mouth is watering just looking at that. I am so making this asap!!! Awesome!

  6. That looks amazing. Baked pasta cheezy goodness is one of my favourite comfort foods when I am down or sick or just wanting a totally moochy night in.

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