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Butternut squash Mac and Cheese in a green bowl.

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Have you ever taken a bite of a recipe and thought OMG why did I wait so long to make this? That's what I thought after eating the first cheesy forkful of this butternut squash mac and cheese. It has a rich flavor like no other macaroni and cheese I have ever tasted.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 310 kcal


  • 16 oz box gnocchi pasta cooked following the directions on the box
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded and divided
  • ¾ cup fresh Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 ½ cups mashed butternut squash Crock Pot Butternut Squash
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  • Cook pasta following directions on the box and drain well.
  • In a medium saucepan melt butter and add flour, salt and pepper.
  • Over medium-high heat whisk the butter mixture until it turns a golden brown. Slowly add milk to the pot while whisking.
  • Add 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese and nutmeg to the pot.
  • Bring to a boil, constantly whisking until thickened. About 5 minutes.
  • Place pasta in a baking dish.
  • Mix the butternut squash into the pasta well.
  • Pour sauce over pasta and mix until combined.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes in a preheated 375-degree oven.
  • Remove from oven after 25 minutes and remove aluminum foil.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese over the top.
  • Return to oven and bake 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 696mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3256IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 415mg | Iron: 3mg
Keyword butternut mac and cheese, Butternut squash recipe, Fall mac and cheese recipe, homemade mac and cheese sauce
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