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This cheesy, creamy Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Recipe will become a family favorite dinner. A one pot meal that's packed with flavor along with vital nutrients your family needs, all served up in a classic casserole. Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese may have squash, but no one will be able to tell.

Butternut Squash and Sausage Pasta

  • Author: Jodi Danen, RDN | Create Kids Club
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 people 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This creamy Butternut Squash and Sausage Pasta will become a family favorite dinner.  Butternut squash blends seamlessly into this cheesy Mac & Cheese recipe for a delicious spin on the classic dish.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups dry elbow pasta (8 oz), cooked per box instructions
  • 1 lb. seasoned pork sausage, or ground beef
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 8 oz. shredded sharp cheese, divided
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 10 oz. can Rotel tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup butternut squash, cooked
  • 1/3 cup light sour cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Brown pork sausage in a large oven safe sauté pan, drain and return meat to pan.
  3. Stir flour, cumin, chili powder, and salt into cooked pork sausage.
  4. Over medium-high heat, slowly add milk, stirring well.
  5. Add 4 ounces of cheese, stirring until melted.
  6. Turn heat off.  Whisk in eggs.
  7. Turn heat to medium-low and cook until thickened, stirring constantly about 2 minutes.
  8. Add drained tomatoes, sour cream, and squash.
  9. Add cooked pasta, mix well. Top with the rest of the cheese.
  10. Broil for 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.

Notes

Optional Garnish: Cilantro, chives, sour cream, or fresh tomatoes.

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