One Pot Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese Recipe

One Pot Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese Recipe

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Olive Oil
2 (14.5oz)
Cans fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 Pkg
Aneto chicken broth
1 Tbsp
Tomato paste
½ Tsp
Chili powder
½ Tsp
Onion powder
1 Tsp
15.5 Oz
Canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1 ½ Cups corn kernels
3 Cups
Rotisserie Chicken, pulled or diced
Salt And Pepper
2 Cups
Cooked Matiz paella rice

1 lb. frozen butternut squash cubes, cooked according to package directions

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

Kosher salt and pepper

1 lb. elbow macaroni, rotini, fusilli or other short pasta of your choice

4 cups (or one box) best quality Vegetable broth, such as Aneto Natural Vegetable Broth

1 cup milk

⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg

1 tsp. kosher salt

1 tsp. freshly ground pepper

2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

2 tbsp. butter, melted

¾ cup panko breadcrumbs

  1. Preheat oven to 400º F. Place cooked butternut squash in a blender and puree until smooth (if needed, add a small amount of the broth to help loosen the mixture). Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large, shallow, oven-safe pan on the stovetop over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the noodles and all of the broth and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a low simmer and add the milk. Continue cooking over low heat until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  3. Add the butternut squash puree, the cheese and the nutmeg, salt and pepper and stir until well combined.
  4. In a small bowl, toss the panko breadcrumbs in the melted butter and spread evenly over top of the noodles.
  5. Place the pot in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and the breadcrumbs are golden brown.
sliced carrots

About this recipe

This delicious Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese is extra creamy with fewer calories, packs a secret serving of veggies and can be made all in one pot.

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