Make your childhood favorite dish into your new favorite meal with this baked mac and cheese recipe. Made with butternut squash, mozzarella, cheddar, muenster and semisoft cheese, this butternut squash mac and cheese is guaranteed to be a hit for adults and kids alike.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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°F oven about 25 minutes or until cheese is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

266 calories; 11 g total fat; 6 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat; 26 mg cholesterol; 402 mg sodium. 287 mg potassium; 31 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 13 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 6220 IU vitamin a; 12 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 24 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 273 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Reviews (5)

70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2018
Can this recipe be prepared and cooked the following day?
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2018
Fantastic! The butternut "cheese sauce" fooled my picky eater who will NOT eat vegetables. And this sauce is so good on it's own, it's going to replace bechamel from now on in my recipes!
Rating: 4.0 stars
11/14/2019
Very tasty, but kind of lacking creamy sauce. How much squash, in cups, goes into the recipe. I was not sure what the squash weighed---maybe needed more? Giving it to a picky 11-year-old eater this afternoon...
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Rating: Unrated
11/14/2015
How many servings is this?
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11/14/2013
This recipe is delicious even my daughter who will not eat homemade mac&cheese loved this recipe. I have already made it twice. Made it last night for a pot luck and everyone wants the recipe