Vegan Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free)

small white bowl with vegan butternut squash mac and cheese with fork

5 from 7 reviews

Out of this world, creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese! It's a healthy, gluten-free, and allergy-free recipe! No soy, nuts, dairy, or fake cheeses needed! Super easy and baked to perfection (or leave it unbaked!), this cheesy and kid-friendly butternut squash sauce is savory with fresh herbs and so quick to make along with your favorite pasta for a weeknight dinner or lunch!




  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat, then add the chopped onion and garlic. Saute for 3 to 5 minutes until the onion softens.
  2. Add the cubed butternut squash and allow the squash to cook for about 5 minutes before adding the milk, herbs, and nutritional yeast.
  3. Turn the heat off and use an immersion blender or transfer the squash sauce to a standard blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Transfer the blended sauce to a bowl if you would like to use the same pot to boil the noodles.
  5. Boil the gluten-free pasta according to package directions, drain, and add 2-3 cups of sauce to the cooked pasta and mix.

To Bake:

  1. While the pasta is boiling, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Drain the cooked pasta, add it back to the pot, and mix in 2 cups of butternut squash sauce.
  3. Add the coated pasta to an 8x8 casserole dish, then add the remaining sauce to the pasta, pushing it down between the noodles and covering the top.
  4. Sprinkle on the gluten-free bread crumbs, if desired, and bake the mac and cheese for about 10 minutes until golden brown on top.


*You can also dry-saute and make ti oil-free.

**Cooked and frozen or boil fresh squash for 10-25 minutes on the stove, or roast the squash for a more intense, sweet taste for 25 minutes at 425°F.

***If making the stove-top version you can add 3/4 cup of milk to the sauce to make it runnier.


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