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Spicy Cornbread Squash Mac n' Cheese

Posted by Dana Mitchell on

We've all had those nights where some comfort food goes a long way after a hard day. Well, who says comfort food can’t have veggies? Filled with cheese, butternut squash, and some optional veggies, this dish takes Mac n’ Cheese to a whole new level! For a crunchy kick, Farmer’s Pantry Jalapeño Cornbread Crisps are the perfect finishing spicy touch. Check out this nutritious twist on a classic dish! 

Spicy Cornbread Squash Mac n Cheese

Ingredients

1 cup defrosted frozen butternut squash cubes

1 cup whole milk cream

1 cup whole milk

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Salt and Pepper

½ cup ricotta

½ cup mascarpone

1 ½ cups freshly grated parmesan

2 lbs cooked whole wheat mini elbow macaroni

1 cup crushed Farmer’s Pantry Jalapeño Cornbread Crisps

Optional: frozen green peas, fresh baby spinach, fresh chopped kale

How to Make

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blend butternut squash, milk, cream, mustard, cayenne, salt, pepper, and mascarpone.
  3. Once you’ve cooked pasta, toss it with the butternut squash mix, parmesan, and ricotta.
  4. Spoon the mix into 9 x 13 baking pan.
  5. Combine melted butter with Cornbread Crisps crumbs and distribute evenly on top of the noodles.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes until golden and bubbly.

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