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Super No-Bake Mac & Cheese

Kids love mac and cheese - even with a sneaky ingredient, this is no exception.

February 13th, 2008

Recipe by Leeanne Wright

"This dish tasted great, and no one even noticed the secret veggie ingredient that makes it more nutritious." Elyse Tytel, mom of Sydney, 6, Toronto
Servings
6
Prep Time
Prep: 10 minutes
On the table: 10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 300 g whole wheat with flax rotini pasta
  • 2 cups frozen diced butternut squash
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 2 cups grated cheddar
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan
Directions
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta; cook according to package instructions. In the last 3 minutes of cooking, add squash. Drain well and return to pot.

  2. In a medium glass bowl, melt butter in microwave. Whisk in flour, then stock. Microwave about 4 minutes, whisking every 60 seconds until sauce thickens.

  3. Stir in cheddar and microwave 1 minute or until cheese melts into sauce.

  4. Stir sauce into pasta and squash, add Parmesan and season with salt and pepper.

Nutrients Per Serving

410 calories, 21 g fat, 297 mg calcium, 544 mg sodium, 44 g carbs, 6 g fibre, 17 g protein; excellent source of calcium and vitamin B12.

Super No-Bake Mac & Cheese
Photo by James Tse

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