Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese with Bacon

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese with Bacon

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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese with Bacon
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese with Bacon

"This easy baked butternut squash mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food recipe for fall. Made with low fat milk, fat free chicken broth and loaded with healthy peas - nobody is going to know you lightened this one up! Mozzarella makes it creamy and sharp cheddar brings great flavor, while the bacon makes it extra special. Serve this pasta casserole for dinner and you'll have cleaned plates all around - this recipe is loved by kids and adults alike!"

Serves4 people

Preparation Time30 min

Cooking Time30 min

Cooking Vessel Size7 x 11 baking pan

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I love butternut squash and I LOVE mac and cheese. This would be great for a chilly fall evening :)

Got to admit that I have never thought of combining butternut squash and macaroni cheese so we decided to try this somewhat nervously. It was surprisingly good and decided that it was the beautiful bacon flavor that enabled the butternut and pasta to combine so seamlessly. Next time we will add a bit more zhooosh to the flavors but there WILL be a next time because it is really good.

My son is a very picky eater, and I sometimes have to make him his own special food for dinner since he refuses to have what mom and dad is eating. One of the few things he does like is macaroni and cheese. I think this one will be a winner since it looks and tastes like macaroni and cheese, but sneaks in some extra veggies and protein! I can't wait to make this for my family this week!

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