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Butternut & Feta Macaroni Cheese

by Charlotte Roberts
on 29th March 2017
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This butternut squash and feat macaroni cheese makes for the perfect, comforting weeknight meal after a long day, when you just want something quick, simple and delicious to whip up for dinner. It’s the ideal dish to prepare for the whole family to enjoy together and is also pretty much a one pot recipe, which means less washing up! The smooth, creaminess of the sauce actually comes from blended butternut squash- so you’re also sneaking an extra portion of veggies in there too!


Butternut & Feta Macaroni Cheese

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The sweetness of the squash creates an amazing contract against the rich, salty undertones from the feta cheese and this dish really shows just how exciting and flavourful a humble vegetable can be!

Ingredients

  • 150g Brown rice pasta - or any pasta of your choice
  • 210g cooked butternut squash
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Clove garlic - crushed
  • 200ml almond milk
  • 60g feta
  • Handful of chestnut mushrooms
  • Pinch paprika
  • Pinch mixed herbs
Prep Time
Serves
2

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet.

  2. To prepare the sauce, add the cooked butternut, garlic, spices and almond milk into your blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Slice the mushrooms and sauté in a pan until golden brown.

  4. Gently heat the sauce in a pan and add in half of the feta cheese.

  5. Once the pasta is cooked through, drain the excess water and pour over the butternut sauce.

  6. Crumble in the remaining feta and stir this through, so that all of the pasta is evenly coated.

  7. Serve topped with your sautéed mushrooms and some extra black pepper.

Charlotte Roberts

Cooking and being in the kitchen was always something that I loved, after always helping and watching my mum cook as a child. Fitness is a huge part of my life, so making sure that I fuel my body with healthy, nourishing foods goes hand in hand with that. I started to create healthy alternatives to my favourite dishes and loved sharing my photos and recipes on social media just as a hobby. After a while I decided to set up my blog, which was my place to really get creative and write and share whatever I wanted.
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