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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

30 Min(s)
30 Min(s) Prep
Enhance everyday mac and cheese with our Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese. Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese is a great use for your favorite winter squash.
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10 servings
Original recipe yields 10 servings
1 lb. elbow macaroni,uncooked
2 cups peeled butternut squash cubes (1/2 inch)
2 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. flour
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
1-1/2 cups milk
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup KRAFT Shredded Parmesan Cheese
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Let's Make It
1
Cook macaroni in medium saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, cook squash in large saucepan of boiling water 8 min. or until tender.
2
Drain squash, reserving 2 Tbsp. of the cooking water. Add reserved water and squash to blender; blend until smooth.
3
Melt butter in large saucepan on low heat. Add flour and seasonings; cook and stir 2 min. or until hot and bubbly. Gradually whisk in milk; bring just to boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Simmer on medium-low heat 3 to 5 min. or until thickened, stirring constantly. Gradually add cheddar, cooking and stirring after each addition until melted. Remove from heat. Add squash purée; mix well.
4
Drain macaroni. Add to squash mixture; mix lightly. Sprinkle with Parmesan.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Special Extra
Sprinkle with 1 cup toasted panko bread crumbs along with the Parmesan before serving.
Tip 2
Serving Suggestion
Serve this creamy pasta with a crisp, mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing.
Nutrition
Calories
340
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
17%
Saturated Fat 8g
40%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg
12%
Sodium 250mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates 41g
15%
Dietary Fibers 4g
14%
Sugars 3g
6%
Protein 15g
30%
Vitamin A
40%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
4%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
10 cups
* 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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