Fall is here and what better way to get in the mood than with some delicious pumpkin mac and cheese! This recipe is not only vegan but also made in just one skillet, making it a quick and easy side dish for any meal. Plus, it’s loaded with nutrients and tastes so decadent.
First, let’s start with the image above which shows what the final product of this recipe will look like. As you can see, it’s a beautifully golden dish with lots of gooey cheese and chunks of pumpkin throughout.
To make this dish, you’ll need to gather the following ingredients:
– 8 oz elbow pasta
– 1 cup pumpkin puree
– 1 cup non-dairy milk
– 1 cup vegan shredded cheddar cheese
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 1 tsp garlic powder
– 1 tsp onion powder
– Salt and pepper to taste
Begin by cooking the pasta according to package instructions. Once the pasta is cooked, drain it and set aside.
In the same skillet that you cooked your pasta in, heat up the olive oil on medium heat. Then, add in the garlic and onion powder and stir until fragrant.
Next, add in the pumpkin puree and non-dairy milk and stir until well combined. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Once the mixture is heated through, add in the shredded cheddar cheese and stir until it’s fully melted and incorporated into the sauce.
Finally, add in your cooked pasta and stir until it’s fully coated in the cheesy pumpkin sauce.
To serve, divide the pumpkin mac and cheese evenly among bowls and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Now, let’s take a closer look at the images provided. In the first image, you can see the dish as it’s being prepared in the skillet. The pumpkin puree is being added to the non-dairy milk and spices.
The second image shows the finished dish, fully loaded with cheesy goodness and chunks of pumpkin throughout. You can see how well the pasta is coated in the sauce, making for a hearty and delicious meal.
Overall, this vegan pumpkin mac and cheese is a great way to enjoy the flavors of fall in a quick and easy dish. It’s perfect for a cozy night in or as a comforting side dish at your next gathering. We hope you enjoy making and eating it as much as we did!