Butternut Squash Cheese Sauce

I’m so excited to introduce this new recipe! It is made with local and seasonal (to NYC) ingredients, is so easy to make, and is damn delicious! This Butternut Squash Cheese Sauce is gluten free, nut free, vegan, paleo, and whole 30 approved. It’s made with minimal ingredients and is honestly so easy to make. I hope you enjoy! 😊

I have been making more of an effort to eat local and seasonal recently. While I have always leaned towards an organic, primarily plant-based diet, I haven’t always been too concerned about what’s in season. Eating local and seasonal is important for a variety of reasons. First off, it’s generally better for the environment. When you get food that is local, it doesn’t travel as far to get to you and therefore can result in less pollution associated with transportation. This shorter travel distance also decreases the likelihood that food will spoil in transit and thus can also reduce food waste. Additionally, local farms tend to practice sustainable agriculture techniques. Not only is eating local food good for the environment, but local food is also typically picked when it’s ripe, which is when the food has its optimal nutrition content. Foods that are sold in supermarkets are often picked before they are ripe so that the produce ripens when it is on store shelves. 

You can pick up local produce from your local farmers market, or I have also seen several local produce delivery companies in the NYC area.

If you’re looking for more Fall recipes, be sure to checkout my Fall Veggie Hash and “Cheesy” Cauliflower Soup recipes.

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Ingredients in Butternut Squash Cheese Sauce:

  • 2 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 1/2 sweet onion
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 3/4 cup Almond milk
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Directions:

  1. Roast cubed butternut squash for about 20 mins in an air fryer or 30 mins in the oven or until the butternut squash softens. Place to the side to cool.
  2. Slice onion and sauté in a frying pan on low heat with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Sauté for a couple of minutes or until the onion begins to brown. Mince the garlic and sauté in the frying pan with the onion for about 30 seconds. Place frying pan to the side to cool.
  3. Once cooled, add the cubed butternut squash, sautéed onion and garlic, 2 tbsp nutritional yeast, and 3/4 cup almond milk to a high speed blender (I used my vitamix). Blend until smooth.

I hope you enjoy this recipe, please comment and let me know if you give it a try! Or tag me if you make them on instagram @wellbymel_!

Butternut Squash Cheese Sauce

This simple recipe is perfect for the fall! It tastes "cheesy" but is gluten free, vegan, paleo, and whole30.
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings

Equipment

  • Oven or Air Fryer
  • Baking Dish
  • Frying Pan
  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Cubed Butternut Squash
  • 1/2 Sweet Onion
  • 2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 3/4 cup Almond Milk
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Roast cubed butternut squash for about 20 mins in an air fryer or 30 mins in the oven or until the butternut squash softens. Place to the side to cool.
  • Slice onion and sauté in a frying pan on low heat with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Sauté for a couple of minutes or until the onion begins to brown. Mince the garlic and sauté in the frying pan with the onion for about 30 seconds. Place frying pan to the side to cool.
  • Once cooled, add the cubed butternut squash, sautéed onion and garlic, 2 tbsp nutritional yeast, and 3/4 cup almond milk to a high speed blender (I used my vitamix). Blend until smooth.
Keyword Butternut Squash, Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan, Whole30

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Well By Mel

Hi, I’m Mel! I’m so excited to have you visit my page! I am a Masters candidate at Columbia University, studying Nutrition Education. Following the program, I will pursue RD accreditation. I love all things health and wellness and am a firm believer in eating real food. I am here to share easy, healthy, and delicious recipes! There is a common misconception that eating healthy is bland and unappetizing, but it doesn’t have to be! I truly believe that eating healthy can be fun and delicious and I hope that my recipes show you how. I also share tips on nontoxic living. I hope you follow along 😊

2 thoughts on “Butternut Squash Cheese Sauce

  1. 😋 Hi Mel
    Do you have any healthy/clean/gf cranberry sauce recipe??!
    Hope all is well! Exciting to be an Aunt!!!

    1. Hi Beth!
      It’s so exciting! I hope all is well with you! Unfortunately, I don’t have any healthy cranberry sauce recipes. I hope you find one, enjoy the holidays!

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