Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
  • CourseSide Dishes
  • CuisineKid-Friendly, Pasta, Vegetarian
Cook Time Passive Time
30minutes 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30minutes 10minutes
  • 1package dried whole grain macaroni
  • 3cups butternut squashpeeled, seeded, and diced
  • 3/4cups whole milk
  • 3Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2cups Parmesan cheesefinely grated
  • 1/2cup cheddar cheeseshredded
  • 3Tbsp cheddar cheeseshredded
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cook pasta according to directions on package and cool.
  3. Cook diced butternut squash in boiling water until tender, 8-10 minutes, drain and set aside.
  4. In a blender, combine milk, nutritional yeast, nutmeg, and 1 cup of the cooked butternut squash. Blend until smooth, add 1/2 cup parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup cheddar. Blend again and pour over cooled macaroni.
  5. Add remaining butternut squash pieces and mix into the pasta/cheese mixture. Transfer to an ovenproof casserole dish and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Top with remaining 3 Tbsp cheddar cheese and bake another 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven, let rest 10 minutes – serve hot.