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Vegan Butternut Squash Mac N Cheese

๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ?โฃ
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For me it is SQUASH!โฃ
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Squash is fantastic for so many reasons!โฃ
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  1. It is inexpensive โ€“ if you are on a budget squash is for you! It is everywhere right now!โฃ
  2. There are so many different types of squash! Acorn Squash, Butternut squash, spaghetti squash โ€“ the list goes on!โฃ
  3. Squash is healthy โ€“ filled with complex carbohydrates and nutrients squash will help keep you full. โฃ
  4. Squash is versatile โ€“ you can add it to so many things โ€“ desserts, appetizers, mainsโ€ฆ you name it!โฃ
  5. Of course squash is delicious โฃ
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    So as I share my love affair with squash with you I hope you fall in love with squash as I have!โฃ
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    ๐’๐ช๐ฎ๐š๐ฌ๐ก ๐๐š๐ค๐ž๐ ๐Œ๐š๐œ ๐ง ๐‚๐ก๐ž๐ž๐ฌ๐ž โ€“ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฏ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ง ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ˜Šโฃ
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    ๐ˆ๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ โฃ
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    1/2 medium butternut squash peeled, seeded, and choppedโฃ
    1 tablespoon olive oilโฃ
    Kosher salt and pepperโฃ
    1/2 pound elbow macaroniโฃ
    2 1/2 cups oat milk dividedโฃ
    2 tablespoons vegan butter ( I love Becel)โฃ
    3 tablespoons flourโฃ
    1/8 teaspoon ground nutmegโฃ
    1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemaryโฃ
    2 cups shredded vegan cheese ( I used shredded cheddar)โฃ
    3/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbsโฃ
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    ๐ƒ๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ โฃ
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  6. Drizzle chopped squash with oil and bake for 30 minutes until tender. โฃ
  7. Meanwhile, cook your pasta and set asideโฃ
  8. When squash is done puree with ยฝ cup oat milk until smooth. โฃ
  9. In a large skillet at vegan butter and flour, Whisk until flour starts to smell browned. โฃ
  10. Add 2 cps oat milk and whisk mixture smooth. โฃ
  11. Whisk until the milk starts to get thick. Mix in pureed butternut squash mixture. โฃ
  12. Add cooked macaroni and make sure you coat them well. โฃ
  13. Grease a medium sized casserole dish, pour noodle/squash mixture into a pan. โฃ
  14. Top with shredded vegan cheese and bread crumps. โฃ
  15. Bake for 25 minutes until cheese is bubbling!โฃ
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    ๐—ช๐ก๐จ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐๐ฌ ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ž๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ฏ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ง ๐ญ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐จ ๐ ๐จ๐จ๐!โฃ
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    ๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜จ ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ!โฃ
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