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Macaroni & Cheese with Butternut Squash & Bacon
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Macaroni & Cheese with Butternut Squash & Bacon

1 Hr(s) 5 Min(s)
45 Min(s) Prep
20 Min(s) Cook
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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6 servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1 small butternut squash (1-1/2 lb.), peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
4 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 cups farfalle (bow-tie pasta), uncooked
3 Tbsp. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp. flour
2 cups milk
1-1/2 cups KRAFT Finely Shredded Triple Cheddar Cheese, divided
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
1-1/2 tsp. chopped fresh sage
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 425ºF.
2
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.
3
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.
4
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.
5
Bake 20 min. or until heated through.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Serving Suggestion
Serve this cheesy main dish with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing and a hot steamed vegetable.
Tip 2
Substitute
Substitute 1/2 tsp. dried sage leaves for the fresh sage.
Tip 3
Substitute
Prepare using your favorite shaped pasta and/or winter squash.
Nutrition
Calories
500
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g
28%
Saturated Fat 9g
45%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg
15%
Sodium 410mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates 57g
21%
Dietary Fibers 4g
14%
Sugars 9g
18%
Protein 20g
40%
Vitamin A
210%
Vitamin C
15%
Calcium
40%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
6 servings, about 1 cup each
* 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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