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Four Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Makes: 8 servings
Serving size: 3/4cup
Prep 30 mins Roast 375°F 40 mins Bake 375°F 25 mins
Four-Cheese Butternut Squash Macaroni & Cheese
Ingredients
  •  Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1  pound  butternut squash, halved and seeded
  • 8  ounces  dried whole grain elbow macaroni (about 2 cups)
  • 4  teaspoons  butter
  • 2  tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon  ground white pepper
  • 1  cup  fat-free milk
  • 2  tablespoons  semisoft cheese with garlic and fine herbs
  • 3/4  cup  shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (3 ounces)
  • 3/4  cup  shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese (3 ounces)
  • 2  ounces  Muenster cheese, very thinly sliced
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with parchment paper; set aside. Coat a 2-quart square baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.

2. Coat the cut sides of the butternut squash with cooking spray; place squash halves, cut sides down, on the prepared baking sheet. Roast for 40 to 45 minutes or until squash is very tender and cooked through. Remove from oven; let stand until cool enough to handle. Scoop flesh from squash halves; discard skin. Using a potato masher, mash the squash; set aside.

3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well.

4. In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour, salt, and white pepper until combined. Add milk, whisking until smooth. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add semisoft cheese; whisk until cheese is melted. Stir in mashed squash. Add cooked pasta; stir until coated.

5. Place half of the pasta mixture in the prepared baking dish. Evenly sprinkle half of the mozzarella cheese and half of the cheddar cheese on top of the pasta. Arrange half of the Muenster cheese over all. Repeat layers. Bake in the 375 degrees F oven about 25 minutes or until cheese is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts (Four-Cheese Butternut Squash Macaroni & Cheese)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 266,
  • Fat, total (g) 11,
  • chol. (mg) 26,
  • sat. fat (g) 6,
  • carb. (g) 31,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 13,
  • vit. A (IU) 6220,
  • vit. C (mg) 12,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 24,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 402,
  • Potassium (mg) 287,
  • calcium (mg) 273,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Starch () 2,
  • Medium-Fat Meat () 1,
  • Fat () 1,
  • Carb Choice () 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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