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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

We were really in the mood for something gooey and cheesy, so we attempted a butternut squash mac and cheese. Unfortunately, despite the copious amounts of cheddar in the sauce, the mac and cheese was missing something. It was good - because you really can't go wrong with mac and cheese, can you? - but was ultimately a bit bland. This was our first time making mac and cheese, so I guess we now have a base recipe that we can play with and try to perfect.

Butternut squash mac & cheese: macaroni, butternut squash, sharp cheddar cheese, milk, flour, chicken stock, nutmeg, paprika, dijon mustard, panko bread crumbs & green onions
Sauteed mustard greens


  1. Love the idea of adding squash to mac and cheese.

  2. Maybe a bit bland in taste but, it still looks good! You are right, can you ever really go wrong with mac n'cheese? Never!

  3. Foodie -- I can't take credit for the idea, I saw it on a couple of other foodie blogs recently (but I can't remember which ones!). It's really neat the way the butternut squash completely blends in with the cheese in the sauce.

    Velva -- We should have seen this coming, but the mac & cheese tasted much better today. The squash flavor came out more, which was great.