Pumpkin Mac ‘n Cheese

Creamy, flavourful mac ‘n’ cheese made with simple, seasonal ingredients!



700g pumpkin or squash

herb oil

2g sage

100ml extra virgin olive oil

3g garlic


50g plain flour

50g flora butter

500ml oat milk

2g nutmeg

4g salt

160g vegan cheese grated (we used sheese)


1.5 litres water

150g macaroni

25g rock salt


20g pumpkin seeds

2g sage

2g nutritional yeast

10g golden breadcrumbs

2g chilli flakes


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. cut the pumpkin into small chunks.
  2. Make the herb oil to drizzle on top. use a hand blender to blitz the oil, sage and garlic.
  3. Dress the cut pumpkin with the herb oil and roast in the oven for 20 minutes, until golden brown.
  4. In the meantime, bring the water to a boil, add the salt and cook the macaroni for about 8-10 minutes. Drain the pasta and cool under cold water.
  5. Once pumpkin is cooked, remove from the oven. Leave the oven on for later as we will be grilling the dish at the end.
  6. Make the béchamel by melting the butter in a pot, over medium – low heat. Gradually mix the flour in to create a roux. Add the milk in 3 – 4 parts, stirring well. continue to stir and cook the béchamel for 10 minutes. It will be ready when it starts to simmer. Remove from the heat, grate the nutmeg into the béchamel, add the salt and 140g of cheese.
  7. Divide the baked pumpkin into two bowls. blitz one bowl with a hand blender and mix into the béchamel. Pour the béchamel over the macaroni. add the remaining baked pumpkin to the mix.
  8. Spoon into a baking dish, top with the remaining 20g of cheese, and grill for 10 – 15 minutes. Once golden brown on top, remove from the oven, let it cool for 5 minutes.
  9. Make the topping by blitzing sage, breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast, chilli flakes and pumpkins seeds in a blender. Sprinkle on top and enjoy!