Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

What's better than pasta you ask? Cheesy Pasta of course! Classic Mac and Cheese is everyone’s favourite, it's super simple, super easy and super quick! 

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Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Serves: 8


  • - 450 g uncooked elbow
  • - 680 g butternut squash, cubed
  • - 1 cup milk 
  • - 170 g white cheddar, shredded
  • - 113 g gruyere, grated
  • - salt and pepper to taste
  • - 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • - 1/8 teaspoon chilli powder
  • - 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • - 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • - 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • - 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • - 1/4 cup parmesan


  1. Preheat oven to 190ºC (375ºF).
  2. Cook pasta to al dente according to directions on the box. Once the pasta is cooked, transfer into a large oven-safe bowl or tray.
  3. Steam butternut squash over a pot of simmering water for 25-30 minutes or until tender and soft, allow to cool.
  4. In a blender, combine butternut squash, milk, salt, pepper, paprika, chilli powder, onion powder and garlic. Blend completely until smooth and creamy.
  5. Pour over the cooked macaroni and sprinkle the white cheddar and gruyere on top. Mix completely.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, bread crumbs, and parmesan. Sprinkle evenly on top of the macaroni.
  7. Place in the oven to bake for 20 minutes. For the last 2-4 minutes, turn the oven to broil so the breadcrumbs brown on top. Make sure to watch carefully while on broil so it doesn’t burn as each oven is different.
  8. Serve immediately for a delicious cheese pull!


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