Recipes and Cooking Pumpkin Mac and Cheese 3.8 (192) 13 Reviews Here's a mac and cheese that veers off the beaten path! Pumpkin adds moisture and an irresistibly earthy flavor to the easy casserole recipe. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 1, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 30 mins Bake Time: 30 mins Stand Time: 10 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 10 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 cup dried elbow macaroni (8 ounces) 2 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 cup whipping cream 1 cup whole milk 4 ounce Fontina cheese, shredded (1 cup) 1 15 ounce can pumpkin 1 tablespoon snipped fresh sage or 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf sage, crushed ½ cup soft bread crumbs ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese ⅓ cup chopped walnuts 1 tablespoon olive oil Sage leaves (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook pasta in a large pot following package directions. Drain cooked pasta, then return to pot. For cheese sauce, in a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Add whipping cream and milk all at once. Cook and stir over medium heat until slightly thickened and bubbly. Stir in cheese, pumpkin, and sage until cheese is melted. Stir cheese sauce into pasta to coat. Transfer macaroni and cheese to an ungreased 2-quart rectangular baking dish. In a small bowl combine bread crumbs, Parmesan, walnuts, and oil; sprinkle over pasta. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until bubbly and top is golden. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle with sage leaves. Blaine Moats Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 409 Calories 26g Fat 32g Carbs 13g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 409 % Daily Value * Total Fat 26g 33% Saturated Fat 14g 70% Cholesterol 73mg 24% Sodium 403mg 18% Total Carbohydrate 32g 12% Total Sugars 5g Protein 13g Vitamin C 3mg 15% Calcium 222.1mg 17% Iron 2.2mg 12% Potassium 286mg 6% Folate, total 88.7mcg Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.