Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 1x



  • 2 cup butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon flour
  • pinches salt, pepper, and garlic
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 10 ounces pasta


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add butternut squash. Cook until squash is softened and drained. Place in a food processor, add broth, and pulse until mixture is smooth. Set aside.
  2. Prepare pasta according to box (or how you normally do it!) Drain and set aside.
  3. In a small pan, heat butter over medium-low heat until melted. Whisk in flour and let cook for 1-2 minutes. Whisk in milk, butternut squash, salt, pepper, and garlic. Continue to whisk until the mixture begins to thicken (1-2 more minutes). Once thickened, remove from the burner and mix in cheese, continuing to whisk until melted (if the sauce seems too thick, add a little more milk.) Stir into pasta and serve.