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19 INGREDIENTS 11 STEPS 1hr

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

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The best way to make people like anything, I have found, is to drench it in butter and cheese and cover it in a creamy sauce. Throw in some pasta and your are golden. Stop giving me that look of confusion. It is simple really.
Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Recipe | SideChef
The best way to make people like anything, I have found, is to drench it in butter and cheese and cover it in a creamy sauce. Throw in some pasta and your are golden. Stop giving me that look of confusion. It is simple really.
I’ve been obsessed with food for as long as I can remember. Getting into the kitchen and making something delicious is what excites me every day.
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I’ve been obsessed with food for as long as I can remember. Getting into the kitchen and making something delicious is what excites me every day.
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Total Time
$1.30
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

Servings
6
US / METRIC
4 1/3 cups
Penne Pasta
or Short Pasta of Choice
1/3 cup
divided
4 cups
Whole Milk
1 Tbsp
Dijon Mustard
1 tsp
1 tsp
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1/2 tsp
Dried Thyme
1/2 tsp
Onion Powder
1/2 tsp
Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp
3/4 cup
homemade or canned
2 cups
plus more for topping
or Gruyere Cheese
1/2 cup
plus more for topping
1/4 cup
2 Tbsp
Thinly Sliced Fresh Sage
1/4 cup
Panko Breadcrumbs
1/4 cup
Breadcrumbs
to taste
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
809
FAT
35.2 g
PROTEIN
30.3 g
CARBS
92.5 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and place a 9×13 baking dish on a baking sheet, or arrange 6-8 individual ramekins on a baking sheet. Set aside.
Step 2
Bring a large pot of cold water to a boil. Season with Salt (to taste) and add the Penne Pasta (4 1/3 cups) . Stir often and cook 2 minutes under suggested cooking time (it will finish in the oven). It should not be overly soft. Drain and set aside.
Step 3
To make the pumpkin cheese sauce, heat a large pot over medium heat. Add Butter (3 Tbsp) and melt. Add the All-Purpose Flour (3 Tbsp) and whisk together. Cook for a few minutes until the mixture smells nutty.
Step 4
Stream in the Whole Milk (4 cups) while whisking the entire time. Bring to a simmer and allow the milk to thicken. You will know the sauce is ready when the back of a wooden spoon is coated and you can leave a line with your finger.
Step 5
Once thickened, season with the Dijon Mustard (1 Tbsp) , Salt (1 tsp) , Freshly Ground Black Pepper (1 tsp) , Dried Thyme (1/2 tsp) , Onion Powder (1/2 tsp) , Garlic Powder (1/2 tsp) , and Paprika (1/2 tsp) .
Step 6
Stir in the 100% Pumpkin Purée (3/4 cup) .
Step 7
Turn off the heat and add the Cheddar Cheese (2 cups) (reserve a bit for the topping), Parmesan Cheese (1/2 cup) (reserve a bit for the topping), and Fontina Cheese (1/4 cup) . Stir until the cheeses melt and the sauce is evenly incorporated together.
Step 8
Add the cooked penne pasta and stir to combine. Pour into the baking dish or portion out into the individual ramekins. Top with reserved cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese.
Step 9
To make the sage breadcrumb toppings, heat a small pot over low heat. Add Butter (2 Tbsp) melt. Add the Fresh Sage (2 Tbsp) and cook until crispy, about a minute. Remove from heat and allow to slightly cool.
Step 10
In a small bowl, combine the Panko Breadcrumbs (1/4 cup) and plain Breadcrumbs (1/4 cup) . Add the crispy fresh sage and butter. Stir with a spoon and sprinkle evenly over the mac and cheese.
Step 11
Bake in the center rack for about 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly. Serve right away.

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
809
% Daily Value*
Fat
35.2 g
45%
Saturated Fat
20.7 g
103%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
100.5 mg
34%
Carbohydrates
92.5 g
34%
Fiber
4.7 g
17%
Sugars
23.9 g
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Protein
30.3 g
61%
Sodium
1066.8 mg
46%
Vitamin D
0.3 µg
2%
Calcium
634.2 mg
49%
Iron
3.9 mg
22%
Potassium
502.1 mg
11%
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