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Mamamake It Your Way - Easy Vegan Butternut Squash Mac’n’Cheese Recipe

If you're looking to shake things up with your Mamamade meals, then look no further because we have some amazing ideas and hacks in store for you! Did you know that Mamamade porridges can be turned into snack-worthy flapjacks or that our organic baby purées can make the perfect pasta bases? The sky is the limit 🚀

Most people should already know by now, but if you don't - here at Mamamade, waste is a big no-no for us, and that's why we are pro-zero-waste 🙌🏼 So let me share with you some mama-hacks that usually get looked over 👀

The best one, you can keep our meals and finger foods in the freezer for four months! Just take them out if and when you need them, instead of worrying about a short use-by date. And on that note, once you've defrosted one of our deliciously healthy products, you don't have to worry about using them up straight away. You can keep them in the fridge and reheat them once more within 24 hours.

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Mamamake It YOUR Way is all about being creative and conscious! Let's have some fun and think outside the box because we believe in making things happen. Let's purée, mash, bake, freeze and everything in between because it can all be done.

Here are a few Mamamade-approved Fakeaways 🤫

  • You’ve got to try mixing our sweet purées into your porridge or natural yoghurt, a healthier alternative and can be used by both adults and children. You’ve got to give the Apple Purée and yoghurt a go! 🍎

  • If you're looking for a pasta sauce that is out of this world, then we've got the perfect hack! Why not use our savoury purées as a base for pasta sauces! We personally love our Sweet Potato, Carrot & Squash Purée for this. And if you’d rather watch us make it first, just click here and we’ll take you to a tutorial 🧐

  • Baby-led weaning pancakes anyone? If that's a yes, try mixing your little one’s favourite Mamamade purée with self-raising flour, baking powder, mashed banana, and milk. Mix it all together and fry on low heat. Bish-bash-bosh - you’ve got pancakes ✨ Click here to see a tutorial on turning Mamamade porridges into deliciously good flip fantastic pancakes 🥞

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Today we're bringing you the holy grail of Mamamade meal creativity! Did you know that our Butternut Squash Purée could be turned into a Vegan Butternut Squash Mac'n'Cheese Recipe 🤯 Yeah, we didn't believe it either, so let's dive right in and get cooking 🧑🏽‍🍳 A huge thank you to our very own nutritionist, Jenna Hope, for this yummy dish.

Mamamade Vegan Butternut Squash Mac'n'Cheese Recipe

This recipe is perfect for you if your little one is past the Mamamade purée stage, but you've still got some pots in the freezer. Or if you've got an empty fridge and have no clue what to make for couples night 😅 We've all been there!

HOW TO MAKE VEGAN BUTTERNUT SQUASH MAC’N’CHEESE

Ingredients you’ll need:

✨ 1 pot of Mamamade Butternut Squash Purée

✨ 100g macaroni

✨ 1 teaspoon of olive oil

✨ 1 onion

✨ 1 tablespoon of garlic purée

✨ 1 tablespoon dairy-free yoghurt

✨ 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast

✨ A touch of pepper!

How to cook!

  1. Sauté the onion and garlic and add to a blender along with the Mamamade butternut squash puree, yoghurt, nutritional yeast and pepper.

  2. Cook the macaroni as per the instructions on the packet.

  3. Combine the sauce with the macaroni

  4. Pour the mix into an oven-proof dish and place in the oven at 180°C for 10-12 minutes (avoid significant browning). Serve and enjoy!

💡 If you’re making this for yourself rather than your baby then you may want to add some salt, too.

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If you’d like to see some more of Jenna’s recipes check out her website.

We’ve also got loads more how-to Mamamade recipe ideas for you over on our Instagram reelsDairy-free baby flapjacks using Mamamade porridges” “Mamamade sweet potato, carrots + squash pasta sauce” and loads more!

Share any of your own weaning recipes or Mamamade food hacks with us for a chance to get featured on our blog and Instagram - and we might just reward you with some Mamamade loyalty points to use across our website 👀 Comment below or send us a DM on Instagram.

Love,

Himanshi + Team Mamamade

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