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Healthy Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

Healthy Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese is wonderfully creamy with cheddar cheese, mozzarella, and nutritious squash. Perfect for a cozy evening!
Yield 10 Servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound large shell pasta
  • 3 cups butternut squash , cubed peeled, 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 2 tablespoons light sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup low-fat mozzarella cheese , shredded

Instructions

  • Cook pasta 1 minute shy of the package instructions, then drain and set to the side.
  • Add the butternut squash cubes and chicken broth to a large pot, and bring to a boil on medium-high heat.
  • Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 25 minutes until squash is tender.
  • Add in milk, garlic, sour cream, salt, ground mustard, and pepper.
  • Using an immersion blender (or move the mixture to a heat-safe high-speed blender) and puree until smooth.
  • Add in the cheddar and mozzarella, stirring until melted and creamy.
  • Fold in the shells and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 372mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4734IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 290mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: Healthy Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese