One-Pot Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

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Total Time:
25min
Prep:
10min
Cook:
15min
Serves:
6
Difficulty:
Easy

Who doesn’t love a main dish that only dirties one pot? This mac and cheese is super-creamy and super-rich, and gives you a nice dose of vegetables.

Ingredients
  • 2 cup(s) low-fat milk
  • 10 oz uncooked macaroni, elbow variety
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 8 fl oz water
  • 10 oz cooked frozen mashed butternut squash, pureed variety, thawed
  • 4 oz 50% reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 Tbsp chives, chopped, for garnish
Instructions

In a large Dutch oven or soup pot, combine milk, macaroni, salt, mustard, onion powder, nutmeg and water. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until small bubbles begin to form around edges, about 3 minutes; reduce heat to medium-low (do not let mixture boil).

Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until pasta is almost tender and liquid is the consistency of sauce, about 14 minutes total time. Stir in squash; cook, stirring, 1 minute more.

Remove from heat; add cheese, a handful at a time, stirring until fully melted before adding more. Serve garnished with chives.

Notes
Serving size: 1 c

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