February 6, 2023


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Butternut Squash Mac n Cheese

Butternut Squash Mac n Cheese

Butternut Squash Mac n Cheese

Prep Time: 15 minutes Prepare dinner Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Servings: 6

A creamy fall mac and cheese with butternut squash puree and sage!

  • 1 pound pasta (gluten-absolutely free for gluten-totally free)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-goal flour (rice flour for gluten-absolutely free)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sage, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups milk (or broth)
  • 2 cups cheese, shredded*
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan cheese), grated
  • 1 pinch nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard (optional)
  • 2 cups butternut squash puree (or pumpkin puree)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Start off cooking the pasta as directed on the package.
  2. Meanwhile, soften the butter in a massive saucepan above medium heat and prepare dinner until eventually it commences to change a light golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  3. Sprinkling in the flour, blend in the garlic and sage and cook, mixing, till it turns a light-weight golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  4. Include the milk, provide to a simmer, mixing, and cook until eventually it thickens, about 5 minutes.
  5. Lessen the warmth, add the cheese and permit it melt into the sauce.
  6. Blend in the nutmeg, mustard, and butternut squash puree in advance of seasoning with salt and pepper to flavor.
  7. Drain the pasta, reserving some of the cooking h2o.
  8. Blend the pasta into the sauce, optionally introducing some of the reserved cooking drinking water to slender the sauce out, if wished-for.

Option: Use your favourite cheese or mixture of cheeses. I like solid cheddar or gruyere, fontiona, and many others. along with parmesan, pecorino, etc. Blue cheese is astounding with butternut squash!
Alternative: Incorporate 4 ounces product cheese in addition to the shredded cheese!
Selection: Top with a crispy breadcrumb topping! (Melt 1/4 cup butt in a pan, incorporate 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs, blend and cook until evenly golden brown right before sprinkling above the mac and cheese!
Choice: Garnish with crispy butter fried sage!
Solution: Garnish with bacon, or pancetta, or sausage, or shredded pepperoni! (Fried till crispy!)
Option: Garnish with sauteed mushrooms!
Selection: Garnish with pepitas!

Nourishment Specifics: Energy 551, Excess fat 28g (Saturated 16g, Trans .7g), Cholesterol 77mg, Sodium 420mg, Carbs 72g (Fiber 4g, Sugars 7g), Protein 26g

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