Cheezy Butternut Squash Macaroni + A Giveaway!

I am fortunate enough to have a copy of Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just for You, in my possession, and I have to say that I’m really excited about this cookbook! I almost never use my slow cooker because the recipes that come out of it are massive, and like she mentions in her book, I don’t feel like eating chili for a week straight. Luckily, this brief review and giveaway ties right in with the Born to Mac MoFo festivities, because of this tasty recipe for Cheezy Butternut Squash Macaroni!

Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just for You

This recipe is a little different from most that you’ve seen this month, because it has some comforting Fall herbs and a delicious dose of garlic. Not only that, this pasta is super easy to make, much like a lot of recipes in this cookbook. There are a set of ingredients that you put in at the beginning of the day, and a couple more before serving, and you’re set! The smell of garlic, rosemary and thyme had my whole family salivating.

Another recipe that I tried from this book was the Creamy Tomato Basil Bisque. I’m a total sucker for Tomato Bisque, in general, but you throw in the ease of using a slow cooker and some basil? I’m all yours. Of course, I kind of messed this up by forgetting that I was cooking it, so I REALLY slow cooked the tomatoes. But, you know what? It tasted great anyway. Success!

Other recipes in this book that I want to try out are the Chocolate Pumpkin Brownie Breakfast Quinoa (WHAT?!), the Lavender Rose Valentine Cocoa, the White Bean Quinoa Gumbo and so many more. The photos are by my friend and extremely talented photographer, Kate Lewis, and they are absolutely drool-worthy.

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Cheezy Butternut Squash Macaroni + A Giveaway!
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Recipe type: Dinner, Entree
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 5 cups
 
A creamy, butternut squash macaroni with warm Fall seasonings. This slow cooker recipe will make your kitchen smell amazing!
Ingredients
Morning Ingredients:
  • 1½ C. Cubed Butternut Squash or Other Winter Squash
  • ½ C. Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1½ C. Water
  • Three 3-inch sprigs Fresh Thyme or 1½ tsp. Dried Thyme
  • One 2-inch sprig Fresh Rosemary or ½ tsp. Dried Rosemary
For the Evening Ingredients:
  • ¼ C. Nutritional Yeast Flakes
  • ½ to 1 C. Unsweetened Non-Dairy Milk
  • 1½ C. Uncooked Whole-Wheat Macaroni
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
Instructions
In the morning:
  1. Add the morning ingredients to the slow cooker (1.5-2 Qt. Slow Cooker). Cook on low for 7 to 9 hours.
Thirty to 45 minutes before serving:
  1. Puree the contents of the slow cooker in a blender with the nutritional yeast and ½ C. of the Non-Dairy Milk. Add the mixture back into the slow cooker and turn it up to high. Stir in the macaroni, cover, and cook for 20 mins.
  2. Stir well and add more milk if the sauce is getting too thick. Cook for 15 to 25 minutes more or until the pasta is al dente. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Make sure to check on the pasta every 10 minutes or so until you get good at gauging how fast it will cook in your slow cooker. It cooks faster in the smaller slow cooker.
Now, here’s your chance to win a copy of your own! I’m sorry to add that this contest is open to US residents only.
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Full Disclosure: A copy of this book was sent to me, in return for posting this recipe/review, my opinions are my own and honest. There are affiliate links in this post, ordering through them helps me keep this blog running! Also, this recipe was reprinted with approval from Fair Winds.

76 Comments on “Cheezy Butternut Squash Macaroni + A Giveaway!

  1. I would use it to feed hubby, the kiddos, and myself. Thanks so much for the chance ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This would be absolutely perfect in a household like mine where both my boyfriend and I work up to 80 hours a week! I can recall many a time when we went it bed hungry simply because we were too exhausted to eat! A slow cooker is just what we need.

  3. I would use it to feed my hubby and daughter, but also to feed guests when we have dinner parties! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. I’d use it to feed me! I cook a big batch of food on the weekend, then eat on it through the week. Unfortunately, I’ve usually run out of leftovers by Thursday and don’t want to cook a huge meal. Slow cooker meals would be perfect for the weekday!

  6. I love slow cooker recipes! I’d use the book to make dinner for me, plus a leftover for the freezer or lunch another day.

  7. Would love this cookbook to feed my mother who is learning to love vegan foods. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  8. I live alone, so I’m just feeding me! Though I’d love to cook for some friends too.

  9. I would use this cookbook to feed myself all the time. I don’t use my slow cooker nearly enough and this would be some good incentive to use it more.

  10. Oh PLEASEEEEE. This would be so perfect for me. I am a four-week-old vegan!! Need some yummy ideas!!

  11. It sounds like the perfect kind of book for the upcoming cooler weather. Plus, since I’m just cooking for two, it’s nice that it doesn’t make massive amounts.

  12. Don’t enter me as I’m not in the US but thanks for highlighting the book. It looks perfect for me. I’m a busy student and cooking just for one, but good food is important to me ๐Ÿ™‚
    Definitely trying the cheesy butternut pasta.

  13. This looks so good! I’d use the recipe book to cook for my husband and I. I just bought a slow cooker yesterday so the book would definitely come in handy.

  14. I would feed my husband with these recipes. He just returned from a deployment overseas. I have been searching for a veg slow cooker cookbook for the nights I am in class.

  15. I would feed myself and my hubby since we don’t want to be stuck eating chili all week either ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. I love using the slow cooker in fall! Maybe I can get my husband and son to eat more veg with these recipes!!

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  18. We have a lot of potlucks at work, this book would be perfect for bringing something delicious and vegan to share!

  19. My family would love it if I cooked from this book…especially waking up to slow cooker oatmeal. The Blueberry Lemon Cake would be a favorite too!

  20. I would definitely use this book to feed myself. I like variety and not having to figure out what to do with massive amounts of leftovers really works for me.

  21. My son is slowly becoming interested in more vegan dishes. I’d be getting him and myself after we are gone 10 hours a day. This book would be wonderful.

  22. Me and my husband. My daughter is still in a spaghetti or PBJ 24/7 phase, so I’m not sure she’d be keen on anything else at this point.

  23. I would feed myself with this cook book….I love having leftovers for easy meals! I just received a crockpot too!

  24. I have heard so many good things about this book already. I really want to start using my slow cooker more because I feel like it would make dinner so easy for me and the hubby!

  25. I only ever use my slow cooker for larger meals/ catering. I really should use it more for myself and Jacques. Yay for sources of inspiration!

  26. I would use this book to cook for myself and my husband. I like that it will make small amounts but could also be doubled or tripled if necessary.

  27. Sadly, since I live alone, I’d be making these recipes just for me. But fall is the perfect time to but out the slow cooker, so bring on the solo one pot meals!

  28. I would make these up for my husband and me. The tomato bisque soup sounds wonderful.

  29. I’m hoping the slow cooker idea will be easy enough that my boyfriend won’t mind making them for me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. I would feed my husband and me, as well as any and all friends and family!! This would be especially great for the long, looming winter months of Wyoming!!!

  31. Would love to feed my family (my boyfriend and I) with the delicious and time saving recipes in this book!

  32. My fiance are in the process of transitioning to veganism (me from vegetarian, him from full-on meat eater!) So I’d feed us both!

  33. just for me more than likely.. but im willing to share with my mom hehe! ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. I think the garlic is missing from the ingredients list, how much do I add?

    • Shoot! I’m not by the book at the moment, but I believe it’s two cloves. Sorry!

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