Eat Skinny: Roasted Butternut Squash Mac N Cheese Recipe

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So, remember that time I instagrammed the sh** out of this recipe, then alluded to it again in like 45 other posts? Well, it’s time to share one of the most mouth-watering mac n’ cheese recipes y’all will ever have. And yep, you read that right, it’s made with A THIS GUY, the butternut squash.

Which, I know, is totally not in season. And that is super taboo of me as a food blogger. But, you know what? I don’t care because I love butternut squash. Absolutely love it. I love it roasted, pureed, in soup, grilled. You prepare it any way and I’ll eat it. And shockingly, until 2 weeks ago, I’d never had it in pasta.

I KNOW. Call the presses! Can you believe it? Butternut squash mac n’ cheese is nothing new. In fact, I’ve seen its face on many of my favorite blogs. But still, I held off. Well, I can’t say I’m ever holding off again because this stuff is legen-wait for it-dairy! (had to).

Gooey, cheesy with an awesome buttery flavor and texture from the squash. Each forkful literally melts in your mouth.

As you know, I’m a gal who loves her mac and this stuff? Gets my HUGE stamp of approval. Plus, you don’t need as much cheese because you get such an incredibly earthy and savory creaminess from the squash.  In turn, giving you a healthier dish.

And if you haven’t caught on from the skillet lasagna, the chobani mac, the kale mashed potatoes and the lighter tuna noodle casserole, healthier comfort food is kinda my thang.

It may not scream summer, but this dish just makes you feel good, warm and fuzzy inside. And that’s something you need to feel at any season. Check out She Knows for the delectable butternut squash mac n’ cheese recipe!

Nutritional information per serving (about 1/2 – 2/3 cup)

Calories: 239.67
Fat: 9 grams
Carbohydrates: 24.6 grams
Protein: 9 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Weight Watchers Points +:  5

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  1. Posted by Rachel Cooks on
    Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
    Love this! I could eat mac and cheese all day every day. 
  2. Posted by amy donovan on
    Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
    yum, this looks fantastic!
  3. Posted by Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. on
    Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
    This looks so wonderfully creamy and delicious!
  4. Thursday, June 28th, 2012
    Yup, it's a beauty.  I made a butternut squash and penne bake last fall that was so good that Brian and I literally stood at the stove and finished the whole pan.
  5. Posted by Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet on
    Thursday, June 28th, 2012
    I am so glad you posted this dish! I want to jazz up my girls' favorite and this is it! Thank you!
  6. Posted by Lizzy Do on
    Thursday, June 28th, 2012
    Your blog looks fantastic!! And I try to avoid mac and cheese due to the fat, so this is an excellent option when I'm having a craving :)
  7. Thursday, June 28th, 2012
    This looks amazing Claire! I love the sound of this sauce! 
  8. Posted by Aimee & Simon on
    Thursday, June 28th, 2012
    Great photos and it sounds like a fabulous recipe! I can't wait to try it!
  9. Posted by Vicki @ WITK on
    Thursday, June 28th, 2012
    Gasp!  Not in season! :)  This looks delicious and I'm okay that butternut squash isn't a summer veg, it's always good in my book!
  10. Posted by kjpugs on
    Thursday, June 28th, 2012
    I would never think to do this... what an amazing use for butternut squash!!!! It looks so rich and tasty.
  11. Posted by Javelin Warrior on
    Friday, June 29th, 2012
    Wow, I want a bowl of this! I'm featuring this in today's Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and I always love dropping by to see what you've created...
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Friday, June 29th, 2012
      Thank you!!
  12. Friday, June 29th, 2012
    Congratulations on making the foodbuzz Top 9!
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Friday, June 29th, 2012
      Thank you!
  13. Posted by CJ at Food Stories on
    Friday, June 29th, 2012

    Congratulations on making the foodbuzz top 9 today!

  14. Posted by Danielle on
    Saturday, June 30th, 2012
    Wow this looks amazing! I love the added butternut squash! Extra nutrients are always better :) 
  15. Posted by Adam on
    Monday, October 1st, 2012
    Made it this weekend - and it was a HUGE hit!!! Was soooo fun to make, roasted the seeds, as well, and have been happily indulging since Saturday night on leftovers! Thank you for sharing!!
  16. Posted by Kerry on
    Friday, October 19th, 2012
    Made this last night-- AMAZING! Thanks for the awesome recipe!
  17. Posted by The shef gal on
    Saturday, December 8th, 2012
    It tasted delish
  18. Posted by Momma Bear on
    Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
    My son is a picky eater, mac n' cheese is one of the only things he will eat so I thank you for this recipe