Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

I love me some mac and cheese. I also love me some Martha Stewart. Any recipe of hers that I’ve tried has been yummy, and this one is no exception. A lower fat version of mac and cheese with a dose of veggies: yes please!

Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese – Adapted from Martha Stewart

1 small butternut squash, peeled and cubed (about 3 cups)

1 cup vegetarian broth

1 1/2 cups skim milk

3/4 tsp. coarse salt

freshly ground black pepper

1 lb gluten-free macaroni (I used a quinoa/corn blend)

4 oz. cheddar cheese (I used half full fat and low fat varieties)

4 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup part skim or fat free ricotta cheese (I used fat free)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine squash, stock, and milk in a saucepan, bring to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, simmer for 20 minutes or until squash is tender.

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simmering the squash

2. Remove from heat and smash contents of saucepan, add salt and pepper.

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squash puree

3. Cook gluten-free pasta until al-dente.

4. Drain and combine pasta with squash mixture and various cheeses in a baking dish. Top with additional cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese.

5. Bake for 30-40 minutes until cheese on top is bubbly.

6. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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before it was baked, forgot to take an after picture...oops!

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