I found cubed butternut squash at the market this week, and couldn't resist picking up a package. The rest, as they say, is delicious history! Insanely wonderful flavor, beautiful deep orange color, smooth-as-silk cheese sauce...it was a match just waiting to happen! And from start to finish, no baking required and only thirty minutes to the table. Perfect for a slam-jam packed school night!
The pre-packaged diced butternut squash is wonderful to find in the stores now, but if you have leftover roasted butternut squash or even acorn squash, you could also puree that and substitute for the boiled butternut squash. And I'm always trying to find creative ways to get more vegies into my little ones - and my bigger ones!
Hope you enjoy this new twist on mac 'n cheese as much as we do!