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Pumpkin and Onion Macaroni and Cheese

February 1st, 2012 · 3 Comments

I’m a firm believer that comfort food can also be healthy when made with wholesome ingredients and slight tweaks. Take this pumpkin and caramelized onion mac-and-cheese, which doesn’t hide the vegetable addition but celebrates it. Pumpkin or butternut squash puree is a natural addition to macaroni as its creaminess blends right in to a rich cheese sauce.

This recipe is part of the “30 Days 30 Ways with Macaroni and Cheese” series hosted by the Wisconsin cheese folks — hop on over to check it out and find other ways to get creative with this kid-favorite dish.

pumpkin mac and cheese


This post was sponsored by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) who compensated me for developing this recipe. I have a relationship with the WMMB through my cheese blog, through which I was able to travel to Wisconsin to visit some of the state’s finest cheesemakers in person — read more about it at Cheese and Champagne.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Corbie N. // Feb 5, 2012 at 11:32 am

    This dish looks really yummy. I’ve been a cheese lover. How many minutes does it take to finish everything?

    Thanks for the recipe! Will try this healthy meal!


  • 2 Lionel // Mar 17, 2012 at 6:40 am

    That looks delicioso yum

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