Macaroni and Cheese (With Butternut Squash or Cauliflower)

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Karen in MA

Created by Jessica Seinfeld From the book Deceptively Delicious Jessica says, " I leave a box of store-bought macaroni and cheese out on the counter and the kids naturally assume ..."

Top Review by Shesamazingnyc

Meh. I really wanted to love this, but it was very bland. Even though I tried to perk it up with a Tbsp of grainy mustard and 2 Tbsp of white miso and onion powder, the cauliflower sucked the zestiness out of the nice sharp cheddar I used. My kids don't know about the blue box mac 'n cheese, so it wasn't that they were used to that. I don't know. It wasn't bad, but I wouldn't make it again. We all agreed that we'd rather eat the cauliflower on the side. Sorry!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add the macaroni and cook according to package directions until al dente. Drain in a colander.
  2. While the macaroni is cooking, coat a large saucepan with cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
  3. Add the oil, then the flour, and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture resembles a thick paste but has not browned (1-2 minutes).
  4. Add the milk and cook, stirring every now and then, until the mixture begins to thicken (3 to 4 minutes).
  5. Add the vegetable puree, cheddar, cream cheese and seasonings and stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth. Stir in the macaroni and serve warm.

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