Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese recipe served in a bowl.

Today’s recipe is a show stopper featuring my Walnut Tofu Meat AND Butternut Squash Cheese Sauce.

I added rapini and spinach to the mix and I just can’t tell you how good it is so you’ll have to make it to find out☺️

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese recipe served in a bowl.

Butternut Squash "Meaty" Mac & Cheese

A pasta recipe to end that childhood craving. Creamy, “meaty” and oh so delicious.
4.67 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian-Inspired
Keyword: Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese, Vegan Mac and Cheese
Author: Teri-Ann
Servings: 3




  • 1 bag short noodle of choice
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1/2 bunch rapini chopped
  • 2 fistfuls spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups walnut tofu meat *
  • 2 cups cheese sauce
  • Reserved pasta water
  • Chili flakes shaved parm, sea salt and cracked pepper.



  • Sauté onion, garlic & chili flakes. Set to the side.
  • Add squash, drained soaked cashews, milk, nooch, turmeric, Dijon, onion & garlic to a blender. Pulse to combine. Turn on high adding pasta water to thin out to your desired consisteny. Season well.


  • Boil pasta in salted water.
  • In a large pan add olive oil, chili flakes, garlic and onion. Sauté for several minutes.
  • Add rapini and tofu meat. Cook until rapini starts to soften.
  • Add cheese sauce and spinach. Drop pasta into pan tossing everything together. If needed, add pasta water to thin out.
  • Season with sea salt pepper and cheese.


  • Click here for the Walnut Tofu Meat Recipe

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2 thoughts on “Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese”

  1. When making your tofu meat for this recipe, do I add the tomato sauce as well, or do I just add the actual meat after baking ?

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