Creamy Pumpkin Mac and Cheese | Fall Twist

When autumn leaves start to fall and there’s a chill in the air, it’s time to cozy up with comfort food. Our Creamy Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is the perfect dish to welcome the fall season with open arms. This delightful twist on the classic mac and cheese combines the rich, velvety goodness of pumpkin with the creamy indulgence of cheese. The result is a dish that’s as comforting as a warm, fuzzy sweater.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Boil the elbow macaroni according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour to make a smooth paste. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Gradually whisk in the milk until the mixture is thick and smooth.
  4. Stir in the pumpkin puree, cheddar cheese, and Parmesan cheese until the cheese is melted and the mixture is creamy.
  5. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Mix well.
  6. Add the cooked macaroni to the cheese sauce and stir until everything is well combined.
  7. Serve hot, garnished with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Creamy Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is a delightful twist on the classic comfort food, perfect for the fall season. Velvety pumpkin and rich cheese combine for a cozy, delicious dish.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 480, Fat: 24g, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 18g

When you take that first creamy, cheesy bite of our Pumpkin Mac and Cheese, you’ll instantly feel the warmth of fall wrapping around you like a soft blanket. The subtle sweetness of pumpkin harmonizes with the sharpness of cheddar and Parmesan, creating a flavor profile that’s both comforting and indulgent. It’s the ideal dish for family gatherings, weeknight dinners, or when you simply want to treat yourself to something special.
As the leaves turn golden and the air gets crisp, indulge in the flavors of the season with our Creamy Pumpkin Mac and Cheese. Whether you’re celebrating the autumn harvest or just craving some cheesy goodness, this recipe will become a fall favorite in no time.

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