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Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

A creamy and secretly healthy pumpkin mac and cheese recipe.

Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie (chocolatecoveredkatie.com)

Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 3 cups sauce


  • 2 cups pureed pumpkin or roasted butternut squash
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt, plus more if desired
  • 2 tbsp butter, such as Earth Balance or Smart Balance Light, OR 2 tbsp olive oil and a little extra salt if needed
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, such as Follow Your Heart or Daiya OR 3/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • whatever you wish to go with your sauce (macaroni, quinoa, spaghetti squash, rice, veggies, etc.)


  • Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Recipe: Combine all sauce ingredients in a medium pot and bring to a complete boil. Lower the heat, and stir until the buttery spread and shredded cheddar melt completely. I add a little extra salt, but taste and season to your preference. Sauce thickens as it cools and is much thicker the next day. Makes about 3 cups sauce. I cooked 8 oz dry macaroni for this recipe.
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Or try this pumpkin-free version: Vegan Mac And Cheese.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 52kcal