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Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese : So Very Blessed - This creamy one pot mac & cheese is made in the slow cooker. It is the ultimate comfort food made healthier with whole wheat pasta and an added vegetable boost from roasted butternut squash.

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese Recipe


Ingredients

  • 1 medium (~4 cups) butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1″ cubes
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 5 c. low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 (13.25oz) box uncooked whole wheat macaroni
  • 8 oz Neufchatel cream cheese
  • 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Add squash, onion, garlic, broth, and spices into slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.
  3. Blend with an immersion blender (or in small batches in a regular blender) until smooth.
  4. Add pasta and cook on high for 30 minutes, or until pasta is al dente.
  5. Add salt and pepper and stir in cheeses until melted.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6-8 servings