Looking to add some seasonal flavor to your mac and cheese recipe? Try out this Pumpkin Macaroni & Cheese from our friends at The Kids Cook Monday. This is a great recipe for your kids to help you out in the kitchen tonight!

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Lightly grease a lasagna pan or large, deep baking dish.
  3. Mix the reserved 1/2 cup of cheddar cheeses and the bread crumbs together in a small bowl for topping the cheesy pasta before you bake it.
  4. Cook the pasta according to the package directions minus 2 minutes. After it has cooked, drain the pasta and return it to the pasta pot.
  5. While the pasta cooks, begin creating the roux. In a medium saucepan, heat the butter over medium-low heat. Once it begins to melt, turn up the heat to medium and let the butter begin to brown. Whisk in the flour until you create a thick paste.
  6. Slowly whisk in the milk a little at a time so it forms a thick sauce. Keep whisking as you stir in the puréed pumpkin and all the spices. Add the 1 1/2 cups of the mixed cheddar cheeses and stir until it is all melted. Taste and adjust spices as desired.
  7. Carefully, pour the sauce over the cooked pasta. Use a rubber spoon to make sure all the pasta is coated evenly. Pour the pasta and sauce into pan/baking dish.
  8. Top with the bread crumb and reserved cheeses mixture.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese bubbles and the bread crumbs are lightly browned. Let cool for around 5 minutes before enjoying.

 

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