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Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

Traeger Kitchen


Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

Prep Time

5

Minutes

Cook Time

50

Minutes

Serves

2 - 4

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What's this?

This mac n’ cheese is a far cry from the boxed stuff. Our recipe adds a thick & creamy dimension by incorporating Traeger-roasted butternut squash.

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium butternut squash

  • 2 Cup macaroni, uncooked

  • 1 Small yellow onion

  • 1/2 Cup chicken broth

  • 1 Cup milk

  • As Needed salt

  • As Needed pepper

  • 1 Cup cheese, grated

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, start Traeger grill, set the temperature to 225 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 2

    Puncture butternut squash with a fork several times and place on grill grate. Cook until tender, about 40 minutes to an hour. When cooked, scoop out meat and discard seeds.
  • 3

    Cook elbow macaroni according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • 4

    In a medium skillet, sauté chopped onion until fragrant and golden. Add broth, milk, salt, onions and butternut squash to a food processor. Puree until smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • 5

    Pour pureed sauce over cooked noodles and add the shredded cheese. Stir to melt the cheese and add milk to reach desired consistency. Serve warm. Enjoy!