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steam butternut squash to make Secret Mac-n-Cheese Recipe 1

Shawna's Mac-N-Cheese

Rebecca Huff
Picky children won't complain when you treat them to this mac-n-cheese with healthy veggies added in, just don't bother telling them it's in there!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Kids


  • 1 pound pasta we like traditional elbows, but you can use whatever
  • coconut oil cooking spray
  • 2 tbsp butter we use Kerrigold
  • 1 1/2 tbsp flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or three cheese blend
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup butternut squash carrots or sweet potato puree work too
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Boil pasta, cook until just done, do not overcook your pasta!
  • Coat a 9x12 baking dish with cooking spray
  • Heat the butter in a heavy bottomed saucepan. whisk in flour to combine.
  • Slowly whisk in the milk to prevent lumps from forming; then bring the mixture to a boil and cook until it thickens slightly about 5 minutes.
  • Add cheddar cheese salt and puree with an immersion blender.
  • Whisk the cheese mixture until smooth.
  • Stir the cheese mixture into the pasta gently with a large spoon .
  • Transfer the pasta and cheese mixture to baking dish
  • Sprinkle the top with parmesan.
  • Bake until bubbly, about 15-20 mintes
Keyword pasta, VEGETABLES
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