Slow Cooker Butternut Mac And Cheese Is A New Twist On An Old Classic

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Slow Cooker Butternut Mac And Cheese Is A New Twist On An Old Classic

Mac and cheese is a staple food in my house. I always have to have the ingredients on hand to make it because everyone in my family loves it. Plus, it really does kind of go with everything, doesn’t it?

If your family loves mac and cheese and perhaps sometimes you want to do something a bit different than your grandma’s mac and cheese recipe, or gasp…a box…this butternut mac and cheese is great. Not only does it satisfy that macaroni and cheese craving, but it does it with such flair!

Slow Cooker Butternut Mac And Cheese Is A New Twist On An Old Classic

Slow Cooker Butternut Mac And Cheese Is A New Twist On An Old ClassicOne of the best things about this recipe is that it cooks in the slow cooker, so you have time to take care of other things while it is making itself. Another thing is that it has butternut squash.

The butternut squash, onion and garlic give it a wonderful flavor and the cream cheese and mozzarella cheese make it the best mac and cheese you have ever tried. If you do prefer just plain old mac and cheese, I’ve got a great recipe for the creamiest mac and cheese ever. If however you like to spice things up, then this is definitely a recipe you will want to try. My whole family loved it!

This one is ready for the slow cooker in about 10 minutes and then you cook it for anywhere from four to eight hours, depending on how long you need it to cook. You can totally serve this with just about any meat dish and it will be a huge hit.

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I served it with meatloaf and it was wonderful, although the next time I make it, I am definitely adding it to the side of this baked chicken and potatoes recipe. It’s a family favorite as well and I think the two dishes will really complement each other.

Butternut mac and cheese

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 3-4 hours/6-8 hours

Total time: 3-4 hours/6-8 hours and 10 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Serving size: 180 g (6.3 oz)

Cuisine: American

Type: Main Dish

Ingredients:

3 cups of butternut squash, peeled and cubed

1 small white onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp. of ground nutmeg

½ tsp. of chili powder

1 cup of mozzarella, shredded

¼ cup of cream cheese

1 cup of water

240 g (8.4 oz) of pasta

Instructions

1. Put squash, chopped onion, spices and garlic into a slow cooker. Add salt and pepper to taste, cover with 1 cup of water. Cook for 3-4 hours on HIGH or 6-8 hours on LOW or until vegetables are soft.

2. Cook pasta separately following directions on the package.

3. Bled squash until smooth sauce forms, add your cheeses and pasta. Mix, cover with a lid and leave until mozzarella is melted completely.

Butternut squash, onion, and cheese make this the creamiest and most delicious mac and cheese ever
Ingredients:

Ingredients:

The squash blends smooth to create a creamy sauce for the pasta
Mixing ingredients:

Mixing ingredients:

Blending squash into a creamy sauce.

Blending squash into a creamy sauce.

Mix in pasta and cream cheese, along with other ingredients to blended squash
Mix in pasta and cream cheese, along with other ingredients to blended squash.

Mix in pasta and cream cheese, along with other ingredients to blended squash.

With a gorgeous color and scrumptious taste, this will be your favorite mac and cheese recipe ever
Cooked butternut mac and cheese in slow cooker.

Cooked butternut mac and cheese in slow cooker.

Finished served butternut mac and cheese.

Finished served butternut mac and cheese.

Yield: 6 servings

Butternut Mac And Cheese Is A New Twist On An Old Classic

Butternut Mac And Cheese Is A New Twist On An Old ClassicButternut Mac And Cheese Is A New Twist On An Old Classic

If your family loves mac and cheese and perhaps sometimes you want to do something a bit different than your grandma’s mac and cheese recipe, or gasp…a box…this butternut mac and cheese is great. Not only does it satisfy that macaroni and cheese craving, but it does it with such flair!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Put squash, chopped onion, spices and garlic into a slow cooker. Add salt and pepper to taste, cover with 1 cup of water. Cook for 3-4 hours on HIGH or 6-
  2. 8 hours on LOW or until vegetables are soft.
  3. Cook pasta separately following directions on the package.
  4. Bled squash until smooth sauce forms, add your cheeses and pasta. Mix, cover with a lid and leave until mozzarella is melted completely.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

6.3 oz
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 203 Total Fat: 5.4g Saturated Fat: 2.9g Cholesterol: 42mg Sodium: 74mg Carbohydrates: 32.4g Fiber: 1.8g Sugar: 2.2g Protein: 7.6g

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