Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

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IngredientsButternut Squash Mac & Cheese

  • One package whole wheat macaroni cooked according to package directions
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed butternut squash, boiled and puréed
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter or butter alternative
  • 3 tablespoons nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup gruyere cheese, grated
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Put the butternut squash purée in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the milk, butter, and yogurt, continuing to stir until Incorporated.
  4. When the purée begins to simmer, slowly start adding the cheeses, mixing the entire time.
  5. When all the cheese is melted and the sauce begins to thicken, season with a little salt and pepper, to taste. Taste and season until the desired flavor is achieved.
  6.  When the proper flavor is achieved, stir in 1/4 of the macaroni at a time.
  7. When all the pasta is saturated with the cheese sauce, transfer the mixture to an oven safe casserole dish.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove the casserole from the oven, and allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes.

 

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