Last month I shared a Garden Fresh Chickapea Pasta Recipe, this month I want you to stop sacrificing nutrition with my Cheesy Butternut Pasta made with Chickapea Pasta.
Cheesy Butternut Pasta Recipe With Chickapea Pasta
Since the farmer’s markets are loaded with butternut squash, I thought it would be fun make a twist on mac and cheese. By tossing it around with some Parmigiano-Reggiano my favorite Italian cheese with my new favorite super food – Chickapea Pasta. It is time we all stop sacrificing nutrition at dinner time.
Bake off a butternut squash, by cutting it in half and removing the seeds. Before baking it in a 350 oven for about 1 hour, or so sprinkle it with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Mince and saute one small onion in extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with one tsp of cumin, salt, and pepper. Add 1 tbsp of Dijon mustard and one tsp of your preferred flour. Cook it for a minute before stirring in 1/4 cup or so of your choice of milk (I used soy).
Don’t forget to get a box of Chickapea Pasta cooking. It takes about 7 minutes to cook once it hits boiling water.
Scoop out about 1 cup of butternut squash that you baked off, or use one can. Add it to the sautéed onions to create a sauce. Once it is combined, add 1/2 cup of Parmigiano-Reggiano or your favorite cheese.
Mix in cooked Chickapea Pasta and top with more yummy cheese. We paired ours with a salmon filet.
This recipe looks like box mac and cheese, but loaded with good for your goodness!
Since Chickapea Pasta is clock full of essentials nutrients, a little goes a long way and is very filling. You’d be surprised how little your belly needs of wholesome food to feel full when you finally stop sacrificing nutrition at dinner time.
Stop Sacrificing Nutrition
Chickapea Pasta is…
- A great alternative for traditional pasta because is it organic, gluten-free, vegan and non-GMO.
- Has no added sugar and is made in a nut-free facility.
- Chickapea is chock full of essential nutrients: complex carbs, thiamine, folate, niacin, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, zinc, and antioxidants.
- With 23 grams of protein per serving, Chickapea has as much protein as a 3oz serving of salmon or chicken!
- Plus, it has 40% of your daily iron intake!
- A single serving of Chickapea boasts 11 grams of fiber – that’s nearly half of your daily recommended value!
Chickapea is Generous!
One lucky reader will receive a gift basket full of goodies, valued around $75. The contents of the gift basket are as follows:
1 box of Chickapea Spirals | 1 box of Chickapea Penne | 1 box of Chickapea Shells | 1 bottle of Kiki Maple Sweet Water | 1 container of Teatulia Chamomile Tea (30 bags) | 1 bag (142g) of Neal Brothers Montreal Steak Spice Kettle Chips | 1 jar of Neal Brothers Organic Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce | 1 package (225g) of Budding Nutrition Gut Busters | 1 package of (84g) Rawnata Vanilla Saskatoon Flax Crackers
Thank you to Neal Brothers, Avid Gourmet, and LCG Foods who kindly donated these items.
Canada only (excluding Quebec), ends November 13th, 2016.
How will you sauce your Chickapea pasta?
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I am a Chickapea Pasta brand ambassador. As part of this role I have received products, and compensation. As always my opinions, photography and this Chickapea Pasta Recipe are my own.