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Twist on Traditional Mac and Cheese

Are you looking to spice up your usual Mac and Cheese? Well our twist on traditional Mac & Cheese recipe has got your adventurous side covered. What makes this recipe particularly special is the perfect blending of warm and rich flavours like ground mustard, ground cumin and pureed pumpkin.

So, go ahead, and give your usual weeknight meal a twist your family is sure to remember!

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Twist on Traditional Mac and Cheese

Are you looking to spice up your usual Mac and Cheese? Well our twist on traditional Mac & Cheese recipe has got your adventurous side covered. What makes this recipe particularly special is the perfect blending of warm and rich flavours like ground mustard, ground cumin and pureed pumpkin. So, go ahead, and give your usual weeknight meal a twist your family is sure to remember!

  • Author: Karen Stoyles
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 ½ cups dry whole wheat macaroni
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond or rice milk
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (organic preferred)
  • 1 cup cooked, pureed pumpkin (or squash)

Instructions

  1. Boil water over high heat (about four cups) and add macaroni.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and gently boil for 12 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Strain pasta and set aside.
  3. Whisk together the milk, flour and spices. Bring to a boil in a separate pot, stirring often.
  4. Reduce heat to low and add cheese and pumpkin or squash.
  5. Continue to stir for about five more minutes.
  6. Mix pasta and sauce in a casserole dish.
  7. Sprinkle with cheese and bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.

Option: Top with diced tomato or avocado.

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Karen Stoyles

Karen Stoyles is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist residing just outside of Ottawa. Graduating from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2010, she and her husband welcomed their daughter that same year.  She is grateful for what she learned about the human body, how to properly nurture it with food and thrilled to share this knowledge with others.

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