Creamy Pumpkin Macaroni & Cheese Recipe Is a Fall Fan Favorite by Ancient Harvest
Fall may mean beautiful foliage and leaves, Halloween, Thanksgiving, hayrides and apple desserts to some, but for many, it's all about the pumpkin. You can put pumpkin in a lot of recipes you may not have thought of, like this creamy pumpkin macaroni and cheese recipe.
To make this easy mac and cheese recipe gluten-free, use your favorite gluten-free pasta and flour. Serve it as a creamy side dish with chicken, beef, lamb or pork, or as a vegetarian main dish with a salad.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 to 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 to 25 minutes
- 1 box (9.6 ounces) Ancient Harvest Corn, Brown Rice and Quinoa gluten-free rotini pasta (or your favorite pasta)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour (can use gluten-free flour)
- 1 1/2 cups milk (divided)
- 1/2 cup pumpkin purée
- 1 cup grated cheese (a combination of Gruyere, mozzarella and brie works well)
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Here's how to make it:
- Over medium heat melt butter with flour. Stir continuously until a slurry is formed. Then add 1 cup of milk, cheese, pumpkin, mustard and spices. Mix until cheese melts and everything is smooth.
- Prepare your pasta, saving some pasta water. Once pasta is cooked, add cheese sauce, the remaining milk and a splash of pasta water. Season to taste and serve immediately. Sauce will thicken as it cools.
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