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Favorite Homemade Mac & Cheese with Butternut Squash

Posted by Sara McKenzie on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Under: Recipe

This has to be hands down the best most favored meal of all meals that I make. Every kid I serve it to wants thirds! It comes from my favorite recipe book called 'Deceptively Delicious' by Jessica Seinfeld. She has amazing recipes that sneak in those delicious vegetables that kids seem to either push around on their plates or try feeding to the dog. This recipe can easily be made healthier with using low, skim, or reduced fat type ingredients which you may already buy or prefer.

I hope your house enjoys it as much as mine does! 

Homemade Mac & Cheese with Butternut Squash


1 ½ cups macaroni

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp flour

½ cup milk

½ cup butternut squash pureed

1 ½ cups shredded cheese

¼ cup cream cheese

½ tsp salt, 1/8 tsp paprika, & 1/8 tsp pepper


1) Start cooking the macaroni

2)In a pan on medium heat add the oil & flour, stir constantly to create a paste

3)Add the milk & stir until thickens

4)Stir in the squash, cheese, cream cheese, & seasonings until smooth

5)Combine & feast! Bonne Appetite!

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Tags: recipe macaroni squash cheese "mac & cheese" "deceptively delicious" 

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