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Butternut Squash “Rotini” Mac and Cheese

Butternut Squash “Rotini” Mac and Cheese

Prep Time
15 minutes
Total Time
1 hour
Skill Level


  • 2 (10 ounce) bags Mann™ Butternut Squash “Rotini”
  • ½ pound tube pasta (elbow, cavatappi, penne, etc.)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 quart whole milk
  • 1 pound shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs

The Method

The Method

The Method

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Steam Mann™ Butternut Squash “Rotini” in the microwave according to package directions, approximately 3 minutes. Remove from the microwave and set aside.

In a pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until slightly under-cooked, about 7 minutes. Drain well and set aside.

Meanwhile, heat the milk in a small saucepan, being careful not to bring it to a boil. While the milk is heating, melt 6 tablespoons of butter in a large pot and add the flour. Reduce heat to medium and whisk for 2 minutes.

Continue whisking and add the hot milk. Stir about 2 minutes more until thickened and smooth. Remove the pot from heat and add the cheese, mustard, salt and pepper, mixing well until the cheese is melted and incorporated into the sauce. Add the cooked butternut squash and pasta and stir well. Pour into a 3-quart baking dish.

Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, combine butter with the breadcrumbs, and sprinkle on top. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and breadcrumbs are browned.

Serve as a side dish.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 312g l Servings: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 620 l Total Fat 36g (sat fat 22g trans 0g) l Cholesterol 65mg l Sodium 1100mg l Total Carbohydrate 49g l Dietary Fiber 1g l Sugars 8g (Includes 0g Added Sugars) l Protein 22g l Vitamin D 0% l Calcium 45% l Iron 10% | Potassium 10%
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