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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Recipe

This creamy and cheesy butternut squash mac and cheese is the perfect hearty meal for a fall evening!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy, vegetable
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 202kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups butternut squash cut into small cubes
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 pound macaroni large elbow
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Place the butternut squash in a microwave safe bowl with the 2 tablespoons water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high 4-5 minutes, or until tender and easily pierced by a fork. Let cool.
  • When the squash has cooled, puree using a blender or food processor, until smooth, and set aside.
  • Cook the pasta according to package directions. While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook 2-3 minutes, until golden. Slowly add the chicken broth and milk, a little at a time, whisking constantly.
  • When the sauce has thickened, whisk in the butternut squash puree, salt, and pepper, and heat until warmed through. Remove from heat and whisk in the sharp cheddar cheese, until melted. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 472mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3012IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 1mg