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Bacon Cheese Butternut Rotini

  • Author: Cristina Curp
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Italian


Delicious pasta like meal made with loads of veggies!




  • 2 bags Mann’s Butternut Squash Rotini
  • 5 slices bacon
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt


  • 1 cup cauliflower florets ( or ¾ cup raw cashews)
  • 6 ounces bone both
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • 1 tablespoon pastured gelatin


  1. Spread the rotini on a sheet pan. Top with chopped bacon.
  2. Sprinkle with minced garlic and salt.
  3. Roast at 400F for 25 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, simmer the cauliflower (or cashews) in the broth until tender.
  5. Transfer everything to a blender, add in the vinegar, herbs and gelatin and blend until smooth.
  6. When the rotini is done, remove it from the oven, scrape it up off of the sheet pan and toss in a bowl with 2 tablespoons to ¼ cup of cheese sauce.
  7. Serve, share, enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • Find your ROTINI HERE: https://www.veggiesmadeeasy.com/


  • Serving Size: 1/6 recipe
  • Calories: 210
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 7g

Keywords: Dairy Free Cheesy Pasta