April 18, 2024

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Butternut Squash Mac n Cheese

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 fall mac and cheese with butternut squash puree and sage!

elements
  • 1 pound pasta (gluten-cost-free for gluten-totally free)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-intent 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
directions
  1. Get started cooking the pasta as directed on the offer.
  2. In the meantime, melt the butter in a substantial saucepan about medium heat and prepare dinner till it commences to change a gentle golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  3. Sprinkling in the flour, mix in the garlic and sage and cook dinner, mixing, right until it turns a gentle golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  4. Increase the milk, provide to a simmer, mixing, and prepare dinner until it thickens, about 5 minutes.
  5. Lessen the warmth, incorporate the cheese and allow it soften into the sauce.
  6. Combine 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. Combine the pasta into the sauce, optionally adding some of the reserved cooking water to slender the sauce out, if preferred.

Solution: Use your favourite cheese or mixture of cheeses. I like sturdy cheddar or gruyere, fontiona, and many others. along with parmesan, pecorino, and so forth. Blue cheese is amazing with butternut squash!
Alternative: Add 4 ounces product cheese in addition to the shredded cheese!
Possibility: Prime with a crispy breadcrumb topping! (Soften 1/4 cup butt in a pan, incorporate 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs, combine and cook dinner right up until lightly golden brown just before sprinkling about the mac and cheese!
Alternative: Garnish with crispy butter fried sage!
Option: Garnish with bacon, or pancetta, or sausage, or shredded pepperoni! (Fried until crispy!)
Choice: Garnish with sauteed mushrooms!
Option: Garnish with pepitas!

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

Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam