1/2 Butternut Squash, peeled with seeds removed
3 TB Nutritional Yeast
1 Box Whole wheat pasta of your choice (I used shells - elbow or rigatoni would work well too)
1 Cup non-dairy milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
1 Clove Garlic
1/2 Cup Bread crumbs
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice squash into quarter inch thick pieces and place on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly oil the top of the squash, just enough so it doesn't get burnt (if you aren't using parchment paper then oil both sides of the squash). Sprinkle the squash with nutritional yeast (this is not where you use the full three tablespoons), ginger powder, and onion powder. Roast for 30 minutes. Let cool.
While the squash is roasting cook your pasta according to package directions.
Peel and slice the garlic clove into about 4 slices. Once the squash is cool to the touch add it to your food processor or blender (my blender only works well with a lot of liquid so I used my food processor). Add half the non-dairy milk, garlic, and 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast. Blend until smooth. Continue to add the rest of the milk and nutritional yeast until you have the desired flavor.
Combine the pasta with 2 cups of the sauce and place in a casserole dish lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle pasta with a little bit more nutritional yeast and bread crumbs. Cover with aluminum foil and cook for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and broil 5 minutes uncovered. Enjoy!
Note: I've entered this recipe in theVirtual Vegan Linky Potluck 23 - check it out!