Butternut Squash Mac

>> Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Homemade mac and cheese, with the vitamin A of butternut squash? Yes please. The girls actually eat it, too! (granted, they think the squash are carrots. But I'm ok with this deceit)

What you need:

2 c. cubed & peeled butternut squash (about 1/2 in. cubes)
2 tsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 lb. elbow mac (make it whole wheat!)
2 tbl. butter
2 tbl. flour
1 1/2 c. milk
1 1/2 c. shredded cheese (chedder, monty jack, whatever!)

- Toss squash with oil and salt and arrange on a foil-lined tray. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes, until tender and set aside.
- Cook pasta for 2 minutes; (less than package directions) drain and place in a bowl with squash. Meanwhile, melt butter over low heat, whisk in flour; cook for 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in milk, bring to a boil then simmer. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

- Add cheese and stir until melted. Stir cheese sauce into pasta and squash. Spoon into a greased square pan, sprinkle extra cheese on top and bake at 375 for 10 minutes.


Rebecca Hunt April 27, 2010 at 2:55 PM  

Thank you for accidently putting your precious girlies in these pics. I ♥ them :)

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