Ranch Mac and Cheese with Butternut Squash

Ranch mac and Cheese with Butternut Squash


While growing up, whenever my parents asked what I wanted to eat for dinner, I always said macaroni and cheese–Kraft the Cheesiest to be exact. It didn’t matter if that’s what I had eaten the night before; I wanted it again, and I could have eaten it every night. I still do occasionally take pleasure in the mac and cheese of my childhood, although I’m pretty sure Kraft started putting half as much powdered cheese product in the package about 10 years ago (seriously, didn’t it use to be cheesier?). 

 

Inevitably adulthood came, and now I feel like it’s time to enjoy a more grown-up version of my childhood favorite. My adaptation gets the classic orange color from butternut squash, but don’t let the hidden vegetables fool you: there’s plenty of cheese in there. And this creamy mac and cheese even has ranch in it!

 

Pair with a side salad or steamed veggies, and prepare to feel full.

 

Ranch mac and Cheese with Butternut Squash

 

One Response to Ranch Mac and Cheese with Butternut Squash

  1. Maggie says:

    Yay! I’ve been waiting for this recipe! Now to go buy & cook a butternut squash…

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