Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

Prep 5 min


Cook 15 min


Ready in 20 min

You can have your mac and cheese and get some healthy nutrients at the same time. This recipe has all the great flavors and colors of mac & cheese plus a boost of nutrients from pumpkin!


  • 2 cups (500 mL) pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk of your choice
  • 2   garlic cloves, pressed
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) salt, plus more as needed
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 4 oz. (125 g) sharp cheddar cheese, grated (1 cup/250 mL)
  • 3 cups (750 mL) cooked pasta


  1. Combine pumpkin, milk, garlic, and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Add the butter and let it melt, stirring occasionally. Add the cheese, a little bit at a time until it’s fully melted.

  2. Pour over hot, cooked pasta.


  • 6  servings

Related Products

Related Recipes