Butternut Squash Mac n Cheese

Butternut Squash Mac n Cheese

Butternut Squash Mac n Cheese

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Overall Time: 45 minutes Servings: 6

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

  • 1 pound pasta (gluten-no cost for gluten-no cost)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-objective flour (rice flour for gluten-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. Begin cooking the pasta as directed on the offer.
  2. Meanwhile, soften the butter in a significant saucepan in excess of medium warmth and prepare dinner till it begins to switch a light golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  3. Sprinkling in the flour, combine in the garlic and sage and prepare dinner, mixing, right until it turns a light-weight golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  4. Increase the milk, convey to a simmer, mixing, and prepare dinner until eventually it thickens, about 5 minutes.
  5. Lessen the heat, include the cheese and enable it soften into the sauce.
  6. Combine in the nutmeg, mustard, and butternut squash puree right before seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Drain the pasta, reserving some of the cooking water.
  8. Blend the pasta into the sauce, optionally including some of the reserved cooking water to thin the sauce out, if wished-for.

Option: Use your favorite cheese or combination of cheeses. I like strong cheddar or gruyere, fontiona, etcetera. along with parmesan, pecorino, and many others. Blue cheese is amazing with butternut squash!
Choice: Increase 4 ounces cream cheese in addition to the shredded cheese!
Selection: Best with a crispy breadcrumb topping! (Melt 1/4 cup butt in a pan, add 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs, combine and prepare dinner until lightly golden brown before sprinkling more than the mac and cheese!
Option: Garnish with crispy butter fried sage!
Possibility: Garnish with bacon, or pancetta, or sausage, or shredded pepperoni! (Fried until finally crispy!)
Choice: Garnish with sauteed mushrooms!
Option: Garnish with pepitas!

Nutrition Details: Calories 551, Fat 28g (Saturated 16g, Trans .7g), Cholesterol 77mg, Sodium 420mg, Carbs 72g (Fiber 4g, Sugars 7g), Protein 26g

Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

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