Easy Squash Macaroni and Cheese

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Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
Easy
$1 to $25
1-2 Hours
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Home made squash mac and cheese made easy using shredded cheese and frozen pureed squash. It is adult and kid friendly; a great way to sneak veggies into a meal for picky eaters. Use cheese of choice, pasta of choice, add in meat such as ground beef or chicken if you would like, and can sub out the squash and use canned pumpkin in its place.

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You Will Need...

  • 2 cups of shredded mild cheddar cheese (or cheese of choice)
  • 1 10oz package of frozen pureed squash (or make your own squash and puree it or use 10oz of canned pumpkin)
  • 1 lb rigatoni (or pasta of choice)
  • 2 tbsps butter
  • 2 tbsps flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk (or milk of choice)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Parsley flakes to taste
  • About a palmful or Italian Seasoned bread crumbs

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1

    Boil large pot of water to cook pasta and pre-heat oven to 350

  • Step 2

    Melt 2 tbsps of butter in a large saucepan

  • Step 3

    Whisk in 3/4 of the bag of cheese until completely melted

  • Step 4

    Add in cooked squash

  • Step 5

    Mix the cooked pasta into the cheese/squash sauce

  • Step 6

    Top with remaining cheese and the bread crumbs

  • Step 7

    Put in pre-heated 350 oven for 20 minutes

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