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PG -- kudos to Paula Dean.
Buckeye425, fodus, laurajane and pumpkinhead, you are all most welcome.

pumpkinhead

So good! The perfect day for mac and cheese!

laurajane

Wow! looks fab! Thank you for the recipe. I copied and pasted it so I could save it for later.

fodus

Thanks for the recipe.

buckeye425

Wow! That looks and sounds delicious!

photogent

Now that's Southern comfort food. Low in calories and high in artery clogging butter but it tastes GOOD. Thank you yarnover I needed the break from the thanksgiving low cal meals.

Creamy Butternut Squash Macaroni & Cheese

3 cups cubed peeled butternut squash

1 1/4 cups fat-free, lower sodium chicken broth

1 1/2 cups fat-free milk

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 Tbsp plain fat-free Greek yogurt

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese

1 cup grated pecorino Romano cheese

1 box (1 lb) uncooked elbow noodles

1/2 cup whole wheat panko breadcrumbs

Fresh parsley, garnish as desired


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium saucepan, combined cubed butternut squash, chicken broth, milk and garlic and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and allow to simmer for about 25 minutes, until squash is tender. Meanwhile your pasta should be boiling per box instructions.

Pour hot squash mixture into a blender and add Greek yogurt, salt and pepper. Blend until smoother and pour mixture into a large bowl. Stir in cheeses until melted and then fold in your pasta. Pour everything into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray and spread evenly.

Sprinkle breadcrumbs over top and place in oven for about 25 minutes. Turn your broiler on to high and allow to sit an additional 3 to 5 minutes, until breadcumbs are browned. Sprinkle with parsley and enjoy!

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