This is a popular dish among my co-workers. Puréed butternut squash takes on a creamy, smooth texture that allows us to use less cheese and provides fiber and lots of vitamin A. This is also a great way to sneak veggies into your family’s diet! So next time you want a bowl of creamy mac-’n-cheese, try this lightened-up version.
Creamy Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Recipe Type: Dinner
Serving Size: 1 cup
Makes 8 cups
- 5 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- 4 cups whole wheat pasta
- 2 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
- 3 ounces Asiago cheese
- Steam the butternut squash and strain any liquid.
- In a blender, food processor, or with an immersion blender, mix the squash, milk, and spices together until smooth and creamy.
- In a large pot of water, cook the pasta until al dente.
- Strain the pasta and stir in the butternut squash and cheese until the cheese melts.
|NUTRITIONAL INFO||PER SERVING|
|Calories||300 (60 from fat)|
|Carbohydrate||52g (6g dietary fiber, 4g sugar)|
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