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Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Bake

Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Bake. Easy Creamy Pumpkin Sauce with pasta, topped with crisp sage and breadcrumbs. Use butternut or other squash puree for variation. Vegan Soyfree Recipe Nutfree option.  Jump to Recipe 

Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Bake. Easy Creamy Pumpkin Sauce with pasta, topped with crisp sage and breadcrumbs. #Vegan #Soyfree #Recipe #VeganRicha #nutfree option

This Pumpkin Mac Bake is all things fall! Some sage is crisped with olive oil. The cheese sauce is pumpkin or butternut squash puree + sage + creamy and cheesy components all blended up. Cooked pasta is tossed with the luscious sauce then topped with breadcrumbs and more sage. Bake to golden and done!

This mac and cheese incorporates components from my popular Pumpkin Sage pasta. Its Easy, takes just 15 mins to put together and is flexible to your flavor and texture preference. Can be made without nuts. Adjust the sauce based on preference. Add more or less pumpkin, more non dairy milk and pumpkin for more sauce and so on. Lets make this gorgeous fall meal. 

Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Bake. Easy Creamy Pumpkin Sauce with pasta, topped with crisp sage and breadcrumbs. #Vegan #Soyfree #Recipe #VeganRicha #nutfree option

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You can use any squash puree in this bake. If using dried sage, use a mix of rubbed and ground, about 2 tsp rubbed and 1/2 to 1 tsp ground. Dried ground sage is generally a strong flavor as it gets compacted. 

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Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Bake. Easy Creamy Pumpkin Sauce with pasta, topped with crisp sage and breadcrumbs. #Vegan #Soyfree #Recipe #VeganRicha #nutfree option

Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Bake. Easy Creamy Pumpkin Sauce with pasta, topped with crisp sage and breadcrumbs. #Vegan #Soyfree #Recipe #VeganRicha #nutfree option

Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Bake

Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Bake. Easy Creamy Pumpkin Sauce with pasta, topped with crisp sage and breadcrumbs. Vegan Soyfree Recipe Nutfree option

Course: Main

Cuisine: American, Vegan

Keyword: pumpkin pasta, pumpkin sage sauce, vegan pumpkin mac

Servings: 4

Calories: 209 kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

  • 7 oz cooked pasta
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion or shallots
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup sage julienned, divided
  • red pepper flakes to taste

Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree or use butternut puree for variation
  • 1 3/4 cup non dairy milk such as almond, soy or cashew milk for creamier sauce
  • 1 tbsp starch such as corn or arrowroot, or use flour
  • 2 to 4 tbsp nutritional yeast for cheesiness. ( Easily omitted, or use 1 tsp miso for similar flavor)
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 to 2 tsp mustard (natural stoneground), less or more to preference, if using ground, use 1/2 tsp and add 1 tsp lemon juice
  • additional flavors – dashes of cinnamon, smoked paprika, add tomato paste, some vegan cheddar

Topping:

  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to instruction on package, rinse in cold water and set aside. Preheat the oven to 400 F (205 C).

  2. Add 2 tsp oil in a baking dish. Sprinkle the onion, garlic, a third of the sage and pepper flakes and a pinch of salt. Bake for 6 to 8 mins.

  3. Meanwhile, blend the sauce ingredients until smooth. Taste and adjust salt and flavor.

  4. Add the cooked pasta to the baking dish. Add the sauce and toss well. Add some sage and mix in.

  5. Mix the breadcrumbs with the remaining sage, salt and olive oil in a small bowl.

  6. Spread the breadcrumb topping on the pasta. Bake for 20 to 25 mins. Broil for a minute. Let it sit for a few mins before serving. 

Recipe Notes

Gluten-free: Use gluten-free pasta and breadcrumbs or use 3 tbsp almond meal instead of breadcrumbs to make the topping. 

 

You can use any squash puree in this bake.

If using dried sage, use a mix of rubbed and ground, about 2 tsp rubbed and 1/2 to 1 tsp ground. Dried ground sage is generally a strong flavor as it gets compacted, so use less to begin with and add more as needed. 

Nutrition is for 1 Serve

Nutrition Facts

Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Bake

Amount Per Serving

Calories 209 Calories from Fat 63

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7g 11%

Saturated Fat 1g 5%

Sodium 647mg 27%

Potassium 179mg 5%

Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%

Dietary Fiber 4g 16%

Sugars 2g

Protein 6g 12%

Vitamin A 145.3%

Vitamin C 4.9%

Calcium 20%

Iron 13.5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.