Butternut Squash Shepherd’s Pie

Flavorful, comforting, and the perfect rain/snow day meal.

Ingredients:

1 butternut squash, gutted, peeled, and diced into small chunks
1 pound vegan ground – we used Beyond Meat
2 cups corn
1/4 cup plant milk
2 cloves minced garlic
1 Tbsp chili powder (total)
2 Tbsp vegan butter
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground clove
salt & pepper

Method:
– Boil a small pot of water for the butternut squash. Once water is boiling, season water with salt (about 1 Tbsp) and add prepared butternut squash. Cook for about 10 – 15 minutes or until you are able to pierce a fork easily through a piece of squash.
– As squash is cooking preheat the oven to 400°.
– In a pan cook your vegan ground according to the package and add the minced garlic, ground clove, 2 tsp chili powder, and about 1 tsp ground pepper.
– Once the butternut squash is cooked, drain and add squash to a bowl. Add butter, plant milk, 1 tsp chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper for seasoning. With an electric mixer (or potato masher) mix/mash the butternut squash until you have a mashed potatoes consistency, add more plant milk if needed.
– In a baking dish, add a base layer of corn, then add your cooked vegan ground, lastly top with mashed butternut squash. Cook in oven for about 30 minutes or until top starts to brown.
– Once cooked, remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy!

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

This is one of my favorite dishes to bring to Thanksgiving dinner. The cheesy taste you crave with the comfort of butternut squash. This dish is sure to be a crowd pleaser!


Ingredients:
1 Butternut Squash
1 White Onion – diced
1 cup Vegetable Broth
1 cup Plant Milk (I used Coconut milk)
1 cup Vegan Cheddar Cheese (I used Daiya)
1/2 cup Nutritional Yeast
4 Cloves Garlic – minced
2 tsp Salt and Pepper
Olive Oil

Method:
– In a large sauce pan on medium heat, sauté onions and garlic with olive oil.
– Cut butternut squash in half and remove seeds and guts. Cut into strips and cut skin off. Dice squash into cubes and add to pan with onions are garlic.
– Add vegetable broth to pan.
– Squash will cook in about 10 minutes, stir frequently. If needed, add more vegetable broth.
– Boil water for pasta and cook according to package.
– Once squash is softened, add remaining ingredients to a blender.
– Blend until creamy. Add to cooked pasta and stir.

Enjoy!