This recipe is featured in the Huffington Post
Macaroni and cheese is my favourite comfort food! Traditionally, mac & cheese is really rich and heavy on the butter, cream and lots of cheese, so I wanted to try a lightened up version without compromising taste and texture, of course.
Mac & cheese is an easy dish to get creative with different add-on’s: peas, kale, bacon, crab, cauliflower, and even a cashew cream sauce. I decided to turn to an unlikely ingredient for a boost – butternut squash. Combined with the 1% milk and the variety of cheeses, the squash adds a rich, nutty flavor, sneaks in a few servings of vegetable, and wonderfully mimics the color and creaminess of a rich cheesy sauce. A trio of bold cheeses packs more flavor than a one-cheese approach. Is your month watering yet…?