Harvest Moon Macaroni - Rachael Ray

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by pwdcrazy

This is Rachael Ray's recipe, and it is quite tasty! I am posting it the original recipe, but I used a full box of squash for only half the recipe, reduced the oil significantly, used 1% milk, and added sage rather than nutmeg, as I am not a fan of nutmeg. It still has a very creamy texture, without all the cheese of your regular mac and cheese.

Top Review by sarajoturtle

This was good, better than I expected, I used rice pasta, and arrow root powder as a thickener to make it gluten free. All the kids liked it, and adults too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to a boil, season with salt and cook macaroni to al dente.
  2. Preheat broiler and place rack in middle of the oven.
  3. Heat the extra-virgin olive oil in a sauce pot over medium heat, saute onions and garlic until soft, 6 to 7 minutes and stir in the thyme.
  4. Scoot onions off to side of pan and melt butter, whisk flour into butter and combine whisk 1 minute then whisk in stock and milk, season sauce with salt, pepper and nutmeg, and cook until thickened, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Stir in butternut squash and a few dashes hot sauce. Reduce heat. When sauce comes to a bubble, stir in Parmigiano. Combine the sauce and macaroni, transfer to a casserole dish and top with shredded yellow Cheddar, chopped parsley and paprika. Brown the macaroni under broiler, 4 to 5 minutes until brown and bubbly.

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