Clean Comfort Food: Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Candice Kumai is a celebrated clean-eating chef and author of 5 best-selling cookbooks, including. Find more of her recipes atcandicekumai.comand follow her onInstagram.
Not excited about fall yet? This is the mouthwatering recipe that will change your mind. Homemade mac and cheese gets a clean makeover with sweet, velvety-smooth butternut squash and a crispy golden topping.
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21⁄2 lbs butternut squash, peeled, halved, and seeded, then quartered and sliced into triangles
6 cloves garlic
1 sprig thyme
2 c unsweetened almond milk
2 c chicken or vegetable stock
1 lb elbow macaroni or mini shells
2 Tbsp grated Gruyere
3⁄4 c panko breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 cloves garlic, minced
1⁄4 tsp sea salt
1.Heat oven to 375°F. In a large saucepan, add the butternut squash, garlic, thyme, almond milk, and stock. Cook until the butternut squash is fork-tender. Remove the sprig of thyme. Transfer squash mixture to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
2.Meanwhile, cook macaroni in salted water until al dente. Drain and rinse with cool water.
3.Spread out the macaroni in a lightly greased 13" x 9" pan. Pour the squash puree over the noodles.
4.Combine all ingredients for herbed breadcrumb topping.
5.Cover the mac and cheese with foil, place in the oven, and bake approximately 45 minutes. Remove from oven and evenly spread breadcrumb topping and Gruyere over the top. Transfer to the broiler and broil until the cheese is brown and bubbly, 5 to 10 minutes.
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