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Healthy Mac and Cheese Recipe
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5-Ingredient Quinoa Mac and Cheese

Do you love mac and cheese but hate the calories and fat that come along with it? We're serving up a super healthy version in this quinoa mac and cheese!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword 5 ingredient recipe, healthy mac and cheese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 258kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed butternut squash about 1 small
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast or parmesan
  • 4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup shredded vegan cheese or shredded cheese of choice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Peel and seed butternut squash. Chop into 1" chunks, add to a stock pot, cover with 1" of water and boil until fork tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and transfer to a blender.
  • Add almond milk and nutritional yeast into a blender and blend on high until silky smooth and creamy. Add more milk as needed - texture should be thick, but easily pourable.
  • Transfer to a bowl and add quinoa and cheese. Stir until combined.
  • Transfer the quinoa mac and cheese into a baking dish, smoothing the top and sprinkling on additional cheese if desired. Bake for 20 - 30 minutes, until bubbly.
  • Remove from oven, cool slightly and enjoy immediately.

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Notes

Additional spice options:
- Paprika
- Tumeric
- Chili powder
- Hot sauce
- Salt & pepper

Nutrition

Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 577mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 9920IU | Vitamin C: 19.6mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2.8mg