This version of mac & cheese is bursting with veggies making it a healthy entree or side for any day of the week. Disclosure: I am a member of the Cabot Cheese Board and I have received free Cabot product as mentioned in this post. I was not expected to write a post and I was not compensated for my time. Opinions are my own.
- 3 cups butterkin or butternut squash, peeled and diced
- 1 1/4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
- 1 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 cups Cabot white oak cheedar, shredded
- 1 /2 pound uncooked elbow macarroni
- 1 pound zucchini, sliced into matchsticks
- cooking spray
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1.preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- 2. Combine squash , broth, and milk in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium -high heat. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer until squash is tender when pierced with a fork, about 25 minutes. Remove from heat.
- 2. Add salt and pepper. Use an immersion blender to puree squash mixture or add hot squash mixute to a blender, securing blender lid on blender and removing center piece of lid to allow steam to escape. Place a clean towel over opening to avoid splatters. Blend until smooth. Place blended squash in a bowl ; stir in White Oak Cheddar.
- 3. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well . Add pasta and zucchini to cheese mixture. Spread mixture evenly into a 13 x 9 glass baking dish coated with cooking spray.
- 4. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add panko, cinnamon and nutmeg and cook for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from heat. Sprinkle over hot pasta. Lightly coat topping with cooking spray.
- 5. Bake for 25 min at 375 degrees or until bubbly. Spinkle with parsley and serve immediately.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 201kcal Calories from fat 35|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 4g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||12%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|