Super Easy Veggie Mac and Cheese

Serving Size: 6
Prep Time:
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This is a quick and healthy way to enjoy a classic dish!

Ingredients

  • 16 Ounce macaroni or other small noodle
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 package Earthbound Farm frozen butternut squash, cooked and pureed until very smooth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch of nutmeg (optional)

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, place butter in a large pot and heat over medium heat.
  3. Once melted, sprinkle the flour on the butter and stir for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Whisk in the milk, ½ cup at a time and cook until the flour has disappeared into the milk and the mixture has thickened a bit - about 5 minutes. Stir constantly.
  5. Stir in the pureed squash, then add the shredded cheese and continue to stir until mixture is smooth. Season with salt & pepper (and a pinch of nutmeg if desired).
  6. When pasta has finished cooking, drain and immediately mix into the cheese sauce.
  7. Serve right away, with extra shredded cheese on top if desired.

Notes: Add in any other veggies you like - frozen peas or a few handfuls of fresh baby spinach are my favorite additions!

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