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Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Level
Easy
Prep
18 minutes
Cook
35 minutes
Servings
Makes 9 servings, about 1 cup per serving
KEY INGREDIENTS
Carnation
Evaporated Milk
NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk 12 oz
NET 12 fl oz (354 mL)
INGREDIENTS
  • 3 cups cubed (1/2-inch pieces) butternut squash (about 13 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup sliced shallots
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 1 pound dry elbow macaroni
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) Nestlé® Carnation® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
MAKE IT
Step 1
Combine butternut squash, shallots, garlic and oil on rimmed baking sheet, tossing to coat.
Step 2
Roast in 425° F oven for 20 minutes or until squash is tender.
Step 3
Transfer mixture to blender or food processor along with 1 cup water. Blend until smooth.
Step 4
Place remaining 3 cups water and macaroni in large saucepan; bring to a gentle boil over medium heat, stirring frequently, so macaroni doesn't stick together. Once gently boiling, stir in evaporated milk. Bring back to a gentle boil; reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes or until macaroni is tender and most, but not all, liquid is absorbed.
Step 5
Stir in pureed butternut squash mixture, cheeses, mustard powder, salt and nutmeg. Heat through, adding additional water to thin if needed. Taste and season with additional salt and ground black pepper if desired.
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