That’s right, most Mac and Cheese meals are full of sodium and saturated fats, but you can create a creamy delicious meal that’s much healthier. And guess what – you won’t taste the vegetables in this dish!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups cubed peeled butternut squash (about 1 1/2 pound squash)
  • 4 cups of low- fat milk
  • 2 teaspoons of kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 9 ounces of cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 pound uncooked favorite pasta
  • 1 head of cauliflower finely chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine the squash, and milk, in a medium saucepan. Bring it to a boil over medium-high heat, being careful not to scorch the milk. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer until squash is tender when pierced with a fork, about 25 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Blend the milk and squash until it’s smooth. While it’s still hot, add in the 9 ounces of cheese.
  4. Cook the pasta, with the cauliflower according to package directions, drain well.
  5. Combine the pasta and cauliflower mixture with the squash mixture, in a dutch oven or casserole dish.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until browned and bubbly.

Recipe courtesy of Kitchen Thymes.