Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

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Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese is a creamy, cheesy explosion! You need to make this immediately!

Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese from callmepmc.com easy recipe , Mac & cheese with a kick - I've GOT to make this!

If you eat seasonal, butternut squash is a flavorful vegetable this time of year. I’m trying to get more vegetables in my diet to balance out this, this and, oh my,  this! Also in season right now are sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts. For a full list of seasonal vegetables visit What’s in Season.

I like to simply roast butternut squash sprinkle salt over it and enjoy. My family wants a little more interesting butternut squash dish and I can eat only about half a squash before I’m tired of it. I use the other half in Roasted Butternut Squash Pesto Pizza and this Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese.

Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese easy side dish recipe - on my menu for this week!

I actually roast the butternut squash before using in both of these recipes. When roasted the butternut squash becomes slightly sweet with a mild flavor. I compliments many other ingredients.

My youngest son will taste anything. He doesn’t dig roasted butternut squash, but loves it added to Mac and Cheese. Anytime and I can extra veggies in them it’s a good thing!

Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese - great way to sneak vegetables in for kids!

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Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese is a creamy, cheesy explosion! Great way to sneak vegetables in children’s diets.
Author: Paula
4.96 from 21 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 10 serving

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butternut squash roasted or boiled
  • 8 ounce pasta
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon self-rising flour
  • 2 tablespoon minced onion
  • 2 cup milk – I used 2%
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper use white pepper if you don’t like the black flecks in this recipe
  • pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup Monterrey jack cheese grated

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions to al dente stage. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large pan, melt the butter on medium heat. Once melted, add onions and cook until translucent 3 or 4 minutes. Add the flour into the butter and whisk until combine. Cook 2 minutes on medium until lightly golden. Slowly whisk in milk until no lumps remain. reduce heat to low and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Simmer 2 minutes, whisking until the sauce starts to thicken. Remove from heat and add Monterrey jack cheese. Stir until cheese melts. Add pasta and stir until combined. Add butternut squash and stir until well coated being careful not to break up the squash.
  • Spoon mixture into an oven safe dish.
  • Combine melted butter and bread crumbs.
  • Top pasta with parmesan cheese and bread crumb mixture.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or until hot, bubbly and golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 214mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3180IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 1mg
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30 Comments

  1. I have found fresh washed peeled and cubed butternut at 3 of my local grocery stores, Kroger’s, HEB and at Walmart, It is in the produce aisle beside the salad stuff.

  2. 5 stars
    Made this tonight – the teenager and husband and I ate it up, the threenager didn’t touch it (typical…). What a great combination with the butternut squash and the creamy sauce! The only change to your recipe I made was to omit the onion and added a 1/2 cup of white cheddar to the cheese sauce. 5 stars!

    1. Thanks for letting me know, Renee. I love getting veggies in those kiddos! And, I ove your changes – white cheddar is one of my favorites.

  3. Hey, Paula. I use Contact Form 7 by Takayuki Miyoshi – a WordPress plug in. It’s serviceable but no frills. BTW, I am posting my version tomorrow! Thanks again for sharing. Love this stuff.

  4. I’ve never eaten butternut squash (I KNOW!), but this looks so good, I’m excited to try it! Thank you for the recipe!

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