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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

bwayfreak3

"I received this recipe from a dear friend. This is a quick, great way to incorporate a fall vegetable into a comfort-food favorite. Sweet, creamy, and delicious."
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Ingredients

1 h 20 m servings 414 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 414 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.9g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 17.7 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 307 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place butternut squash, cut-side down, on a baking sheet.
  3. Roast squash in the preheated oven until soft, 40 to 50 minutes. Remove squash flesh from skin and set aside. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook the rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain.
  5. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk flour and mustard into melted butter until smooth, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk milk into flour mixture until the mixture has the texture of heavy cream, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat.
  6. Stir butternut squash, white Cheddar cheese, and Cheddar cheese into milk mixture until cheese is melted. Stir rotini into cheese mixture. Pour cheese mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Top with bread crumbs.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until bread crumbs are golden, about 10 minutes.

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Excellent! We don't have kids so we're not trying to hide anything, but a message to parents, the squash disappears. I added a shallot and garlic to the butter, also substituted fat free half ...

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Too sweet. The main problem with this recipe is this: "1 butternut squash, halved lengthwise and seeded." How much squash? I am guessing that my disappointing dinner was because my butternut w...

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Excellent! We don't have kids so we're not trying to hide anything, but a message to parents, the squash disappears. I added a shallot and garlic to the butter, also substituted fat free half ...

I made this for my kids and their friends for dinner. Even the picky eaters enjoyed it! Don't be overwhelmed by the amount of squash that's in it, the sharpness of the cheese hides flavor a bit....

Too sweet. The main problem with this recipe is this: "1 butternut squash, halved lengthwise and seeded." How much squash? I am guessing that my disappointing dinner was because my butternut w...

Just finished eating this and it is delicious. I made a few subtle changes - added garlic, salt and pepper as well as more milk because I like it very creamy.

I loved this Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese. I puree the butternut squash and used 2 cups I also used about 3 cups of cheese, and I used seasoned Panko bread crumbs. I made this for work and ...

the squash in this recipe made the sauce so creamy & delicious. It was very rich tasting. I didn't have any breadcrumbs on hand, so I just topped it with a sprinkle of celery salt to add a litt...

Scrumptious! I made a few changes. For my cheese, I used a brick of cracker barrel cheddar and the rest was Colby Jack. I think any cheese would work. I also added a roll of pork sausage to it -...

This was dry and bland.

This is a great recipe! I did add salt because it did not call for any but that is the only change. family loved it, three year old was agreeable to it although she knew it wasn't real Mac and c...