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    Butternut Macaroni and Cheese (With Squash)

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    2 hrs

    30 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    newmama's Note:

    I found a recipe for mac and cheese with butternut squash, then another and combined them and added a few twists of my own. This is a delicious fall meal!

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      preheat oven to 425.
    2. 2
      combine squash, olive oil and salt and pepper.
    3. 3
      roast squash for about 40 minutes until it's tender and getting lightly browned.
    4. 4
      reduce oven temp to 350.
    5. 5
      meanwhile, heat butter in a large skillet and saute onion, garlic and sage about 5 minutes.
    6. 6
      stir in flour 2 minutes.
    7. 7
      add milk and bring to a boil, whisking until thick.
    8. 8
      stir in cheeses, cayenne, nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste.
    9. 9
      add squash, smashing with a whisk until desired consistency.
    10. 10
      cook pasta al dente, combine with sauce and pour into a greased casserole. Top with bread crumbs and bake 30-40 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 22, 2010

      45

      WOW! My kids loved this. And they found out halfway through that it had a big helping of squash in it. their only complaint was that it didn't really taste cheesy. I used Monterrey Jack and Swiss, so next time I definitely be using a sharp cheddar. I also used half whole wheat pasta and half regular, which worked wonderfully. I wasn't really wowed by the cottage cheese (my standard ricotta replacement), because it was too chunky for me. I think I will leave it out next time, as there is plenty of sauce for this. :) We will be making this again, what a great one dish meal! thank you for sharing.

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    • on November 09, 2008

      55

      I loathe macaroni and cheese, and *I* enjoyed this dish! It turned out a little dry, so I think I cooked down the milk too much - and I'll have to play with that to get the end result a good consistency. This dish was really flavorful, though, slightly sweet with a small kick and a an aftertaste that made you crave more. I love that it has the squash included, making it more nutritious than the traditional dish. We'll be making this again!

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    • on July 27, 2009

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    Nutritional Facts for Butternut Macaroni and Cheese (With Squash)

    Serving Size: 1 (352 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 918.2
     
    Calories from Fat 302
    32%
    Total Fat 33.6 g
    51%
    Saturated Fat 18.5 g
    92%
    Cholesterol 87.7 mg
    29%
    Sodium 606.2 mg
    25%
    Total Carbohydrate 119.9 g
    39%
    Dietary Fiber 6.7 g
    27%
    Sugars 6.2 g
    25%
    Protein 34.9 g
    69%

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