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pumpkin mac and cheese recipe

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Recipe

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is a delicious healthy meal for the whole family. Give your classic mac and cheese with a healthy twist by adding mashed pumpkin. Try this recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mac and cheese, pumpkin mac and cheese
Servings: 6
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Jenalyn Rose Forbes


  • 2 cups pureed pumpkin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt plus more if desire
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 300 g macaroni


  • In a small pot with water, boil the pumpkin until just tender. Alternatively, you can roast the pumpkin in the oven. Once cooked, allow it to cool slightly then process in a blender until smooth and creamy.
    Cook the pumpkin
  • Bring a pot of boiling salted water and cook the macaroni for 8 minutes or until al dente.
    Cook the macaroni
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter then pour the milk and pumpkin puree. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
    Combine butter, milk and pumpkin puree
  • Add 1 cup shredded cheese and cooked pasta. Stir until well combined. Serve and enjoy.
    Combine pasta into the mixture


Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 13020IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 2mg