Cece’s Veggie Co., Austin, Texas, launched a new product line of shells and cheese made from organic butternut squash.  

A remake of the classic mac and cheese made with pasta, this butternut version is gluten-free and offers fresh, 100% organic butternut squash cut into elbow-style shells, perfect for cradling the organic cheese that accompanies the squash shells. Butternut Shells & Cheese comes in a dairy-based cheddar cheese sauce or a vegan cheddar cheez option. The vegan Shells & Cheez sauce is said to be the first organic vegan “cheese” sauce for pasta on the market.

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“Delivering a full serving of veggie nutrition in every bowl, Cece’s Butternut Shells & Cheese is a game-changer for busy families looking for healthy, organic meal solutions that taste delicious,” says Mason Arnold, founder. “Anyone who has kids is going to jump for joy when they try the butternut shells. They check all the boxes – healthy, easy and kiddo-approved. My own kids helped with product development, and they can’t get enough of them; it really is easy being cheesy.”

Cece’s also unveiled a new ready-to-eat veggie meal, featuring its organic zucchini spirals paired with organic marinara sauce in a microwavable tray. Cece’s Zucchini Marinara can be eaten raw or warmed, for a quick, healthy meal on-the-go.

“We always tout that Cece’s is your own personal sous chef because we’re doing the time-consuming veggie prep and clean up for you with our spiralized and riced veggie options. With our ready-to-eat Zucchini Marinara, you can now toss that sad desk salad or have a stellar side ready to go in two minutes or less,” says Arnold.

Both the Shells & Cheese and the Zucchini Marinara serve two as an entree or four as a side. These products are available in select Whole Foods Market, HEB, Central Market and Mariano’s stores for a suggested retail price of $5.99.

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