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Vegan Butternut Squash Queso

Succulent Vegan Tacos Shares Recipe
Posted at 12:21 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 13:21:47-05

Adriana Ortega and Ronald Cerdas, owners of Succulent Vegan Tacos showed some of their menu options and made Vegan Butternut Squash Queso. Succulent Vegan Tacos is located inside Nashville Farmers’ Market at 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. Nashville TN 37208. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 3pm and Sunday, 11am – 2pm. In addition to the Nashville Farmers’ Market location, Succulent Vegan Tacos has heat-and-serve vegan meals available for sale through the Market’s What’s Good app, as well as stocked at East Nashville’s Citizen Market. For more information and up-to-date specials, follow Succulent Vegan Tacos on Facebook and Instagram.



1 medium butternut squash

6 fresh sage leaves

8 ounces dried elbow macaroni

1 cup unsweetened almond milk, plus more as needed

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1/2 medium lime

2 canned chipotles in adobo

1 tablespoon tapioca flour or cornstarch

1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed

Olive oil

Optional garnishes:

Crispy fried onions

Fresh parsley leaves


1. Bring 1 large pot and 1 large saucepan of heavily salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, peel, seed, and dice 1 butternut squash. Coarsely chop 6 fresh sage leaves and some fresh parsley leaves if desired; set aside.

2. When the water is boiling, add the squash to the pot and 8 ounces dried macaroni to the saucepan. Cook until the squash is tender and pasta is al dente. Drain the pasta and return to the pot. Drain the squash and transfer to a blender.

3. Add 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/4 cup nutritional yeast, juice of 1/2 lime, 2 chipotles in adobo, 1 tablespoon tapioca flour or cornstarch, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt to the squash. Blend until smooth.

4. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in the empty squash pot over medium heat until shimmering. Add the chopped sage and cook until fragrant. Pour in the butternut squash mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until it starts thickening. Thin out with more almond milk if desired, and taste and season with more salt as needed.

5. Add the macaroni and stir to combine. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with crispy fried onions and parsley if desired.