Upgraded Mac-n-Cheese
The ultimate comfort food that you can actually feel GOOD about eating!  Made with chickpea pasta, butternut squash, caramelized onions and your favorite cheese. 1 Earthfood per serving: ❤
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
  • 2cups Banza shells or elbows, uncooked
  • 1tbsp. Kerrygold butter
  • 1cup Red onion, sliced thin
  • 5 cups Butternut squash, cubed (about one small)To save time, purchase peeled and cubed butternut squash!
  • 5 cups Organic chicken broth
  • 3/4cup Unsweetened nut milkAlmond, coconut, cashew, macadamia nut are all good choices.
  • 1tsp. Sea salt
  • 2/3cup CheeseI use a blend of Parmesan, Romano and Asiago cheese
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  1. Prepare pasta according to package instructions, drain and set aside.
  2. Heat butter in skillet on low to medium heat and add onions. Saute for 15-20 minutes until fragrant and brown.
  3. While onions are cooking, remove the skin and seeds from squash and cut flesh into cubes (or purchase already peeled and cubed butternut squash). Bring broth to a boil in a large pot and add squash. Cook for 7 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Drain squash, reserving 1/2 cup of broth. Add squash, reserved broth, milk, sea salt and cooked onions to a blender and process until smooth.
  5. Pour sauce over pasta, stirring to coat. This recipe makes a bit more sauce than you will need. No worries…store in an airtight container and refrigerate for later in the week.
  6. Stir in cheese and mix until melted throughout. Season with salt and pepper to taste!