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Macaroni and Cheese (With Butternut Squash or Cauliflower))


Macaroni and Cheese (With Butternut Squash or Cauliflower)
Servings: 4
1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
nonstick cooking spray
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 cup nonfat milk (skimmed)
1/2 cup butternut squash or 1/2 cup cauliflower, puree
8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
4 ounces cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Directions:
Prep Time: 5 min
1-Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add the macaroni and cook according to package directions until al dente. Drain in a colander.
2-While the macaroni is cooking, coat a large saucepan with cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
3-Add the oil, then the flour, and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture resembles a thick paste but has not browned (1-2 minutes).
4-Add the milk and cook, stirring every now and then, until the mixture begins to thicken (3 to 4 minutes).
5-Add the vegetable puree, cheddar, cream cheese and seasonings and stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth. Stir in the macaroni and serve warm.
 
Sa7tain and Enjoy it with your kids:)