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RECIPE
12 INGREDIENTS 8 STEPS 50min

Chickpea Rotini Creamy Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

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Smoked Gouda cheese, sharp Cheddar, and butternut squash purée take traditional baked mac and cheese to a whole new level.
Chickpea Rotini Creamy Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Recipe | SideChef
Smoked Gouda cheese, sharp Cheddar, and butternut squash purée take traditional baked mac and cheese to a whole new level.
Offering quality is one of the biggest signs of affection, especially in the Italian culture.
https://www.barilla.com/
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50min
Total Time
$1.65
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

Servings
4
US / METRIC
1 box
(8.8 oz)
Barilla® Chickpea Rotini Pasta
3 cups
Butternut Squash , finely diced, divided
1/2 for purée, 1/2 for roasting
2 Tbsp
1 clove
Garlic , chopped
2 cups
2% Reduced Fat Milk , warmed
1/2 cup
1/4 cup
Shredded Smoked Gouda
to taste
or Chives
(optional)
to taste
to taste
Ground White Pepper

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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
569
FAT
29.6 g
PROTEIN
23.8 g
CARBS
60.8 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Step 2
In a small pot boil 1/2 of the Butternut Squash (1 1/2 cups) until fully cooked, let cool, then process in a blender with enough cooking liquid to make a puree.
Step 3
Roast the remaining half of the Butternut Squash (1 1/2 cups) with Olive Oil (3 Tbsp) , Salt (to taste) , and Ground White Pepper (to taste) until golden brown and fully cooked, 25-30 minutes.
Step 4
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan sauté Garlic (1 clove) in Butter (2 Tbsp) until slightly yellow in color. Add All-Purpose Flour (2 Tbsp) and make a roux, cook for about 3 minutes on medium heat.
Step 5
Add 2% Reduced Fat Milk (2 cups) and bring to a simmer, let simmer for 5 minutes. Season with Salt (to taste) and Ground White Pepper (to taste) .
Step 6
Add butternut squash puree to the roux, then remove from heat and add Cheddar Cheese (1/2 cup) and Smoked Gouda (1/4 cup) slowly to incorporate.
Step 7
Cook Barilla® Chickpea Rotini Pasta (1 box) 1 minute less than package directions. Drain and toss with the sauce.
Step 8
Top with roasted butternut squash and Fresh Parsley (to taste) .

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
569
% Daily Value*
Fat
29.6 g
38%
Saturated Fat
11.3 g
57%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
49.9 mg
17%
Carbohydrates
60.8 g
22%
Fiber
11.1 g
40%
Sugars
11.5 g
--
Protein
23.8 g
48%
Sodium
270.9 mg
12%
Vitamin D
0.1 µg
0%
Calcium
398.9 mg
31%
Iron
4.4 mg
24%
Potassium
1083.0 mg
23%
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