Butternut Squash Mac-n-Cheese

Butternut Squash Mac-n-Cheese Healthy Recipe

4 Servings 45 min Cook

Macros/Serving: 423 Calories
Tags: | pasta


2 Strip Bacon
1 Tbsp Butter
1/2 Cup, sliced Onions
2 1/2 Cup elbow shaped Macaroni
1 Cup, cubes Squash
1/2 Fl.oz Chicken Broth
1/4 Cup Canned Milk
1 Oz Cream Cheese
1 Tsp Salt
1 Large (3-1/4" dia) Apples
1/2 Cup, shredded Cheddar Cheese


Cook bacon in a pan over medium heat until desired crispiness is reached.

Drain on papaer towels, chop, and set aside.

Heat butter in a skillet over low heat.

When melted, add onions and let caramelize for at least 30 minutes for the best flavor, stirring often.

Keep heat on low/low-medium.

Cook the pasta according to directions.

Drain and return to pan over low heat.

Add butternut squash, chicken broth, evaporated milk, and cream cheese.

When combined, add in salt.

Add onions and apples to the pasta.

Stir to combine and add a tablespoon more broth or milk if needed.

Cook until squash is tender.

Just before serving, mix in cheese and stir until melted.

Top each serving with 1 tablespoon chopped bacon.

Because there's very little butter, it can "dry out" quickly, especially once off the heat.

Add a tablespoon of water, milk, or broth if you need to get it back to its original creaminess.