Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Prep Time:
5 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Serving Size
1 cup
1 cup peeled and cubed butternut squash (or 3/4 cups canned squash puree)
1/3 cup skim milk
3/4 cups low fat cheddar cheese, grate
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
8 ounces dry whole grain pasta (any variety)
Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add squash and cook for 10 minutes or until soft when poked with a fork. Transfer squash only to blender. 
  3. Add milk, cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, parsley and puree until smooth.
  4. Meanwhile, bring the water back to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to pot.
  5. Stir in the cheese sauce, season to taste with salt and pepper and serve!



Recipe modified by CHOICES Nutrition Education Program

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