Healthier Mac'N'Cheese

Jenn - posted on 01/21/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )




My kids love this lighter version of Mac/n'cheese even though they know there is squash in it.

2 1/4 cups of milk

1 pkg. frozen squash, the pureed kind

1/2 tsp. mustard powder

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1 cup old cheddar cheese (or more if you like it cheesier)

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

s & p to taste

1 pkg. whole wheat macaroni

(sometimes I add about 1/4 cup of cream cheese into the sauce to make it creamier)

Cook macaroni until al dente. Heat milk and squash together until combined. Add mustard and garlic powder. Add cheeses and stir until combined. Mix sauce with the strained macaroni and transfer to an oven safe dish. Sprinkle top with more grated cheese and bread crumbs and bake in 325 degree oven for 20-25 mins. until bubbly and golden brown on top. You can also bake it in individual onion soup bowls/ramekins. Enjoy!


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Jenn - posted on 01/21/2009




I have actually made it that way too and I used about one and a half cups ( I didn't really measure!).  I've tried it with butternut and acorn squash and they were both delicious.

Emily - posted on 01/21/2009




This sounds great! How much squash should you use if you are using a fresh squash and pureeing it yourself?

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