Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

I started off believing I was going to make a healthy mac and cheese alternative.  Butternut squash mac and cheese sounds healthy, but it’s really not.   I admit failure.  This recipe still has a plenty of cheese, but at least you get that added nutrients from the butternut squash.

Hey, I tried.

So it may not be as healthy as I had intended, but it tastes awesome!  I’m going call this my autumn mac and cheese.  To slightly cut back on cheese, I roasted butternut squash and onion and then pureed it.  The sweet and savory puree brings another dimension of umami to this dish.  While traditional mac and cheese uses cheddar, I combined cheddar, mozzarella, and parmesan.  You still get the familiar cheddar profile, but it is complemented with the light creamy mozzarella and the salty parmesan.  Like I said, it’s umami heaven.

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