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Macaroni & Cheese with Butternut Squash & Bacon

4.5
(2) 2 Reviews
Prep Time
45
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
5
min.
Servings

6 servings, about 1 cup each

You know they're gonna like it just from the name: mac and cheese, butternut squash…bacon?! We even tossed some fresh sage in there for extra awesomeness.

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  • Heat oven to 425ºF.
  • Spread squash onto one side of parchment-covered rimmed baking sheet. Bake 25 to 30 min. or until tender, spreading bacon onto other side of baking sheet after 10 min.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. While pasta is cooking, heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 min. Whisk in flour; cook and stir 1 min. Gradually whisk in milk; cook and stir 3 to 5 min. or until thickened. Add 1-1/4 cups shredded cheese and 3 Tbsp. Parmesan; cook and stir 1 to 2 min. or until shredded cheese is melted. Remove from heat.
  • Drain bacon on paper towels; drain pasta in colander. Add both to cheese sauce along with the squash and sage; mix well. Spoon into 2 qt. casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining cheeses.
  • Bake 20 min. or until heated through.

Serving Suggestion

Serve this cheesy main dish with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing and a hot steamed vegetable.

Substitute

Substitute 1/2 tsp. dried sage leaves for the fresh sage.

Substitute

Prepare using your favorite shaped pasta and/or winter squash.

Servings

  • 6 servings, about 1 cup each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, about 1 cup each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 500
% Daily Value
Total fat 22g
Saturated fat 9g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 410mg
Carbohydrate 57g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 9g
Protein 20g
   
Vitamin A 210 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 40 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • cctp1016 |

    Yummy! I added a a little s&p too.

  • Jewel1759 |

    This is delicious! I substituted the bacon with 1 lb. chicken breasts and a little more of this and that- DELISH!!!!!!! I will DEFINITELY make it again!

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