Parmesean Acorn Squash

 

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Jayne

Happy Fall Everyone!

It’s officially here and the kids have returned to school.  Now is time for a little “mom” time during the day until they return.   A lot of time, this is where when I had kids at home I got more work done than ever, but the time would fly.  Continue reading

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 10 ounces pasta, dry
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil and add butternut squash. Cook until squash is softened and drain. Alternatively, microwave squash until softened (about 4-5 minutes).
  2. Prepare pasta according to box. Drain and set aside.
  3. Place squash and vegetable brith in food processor or blender. Pulse until mixture is smooth. Add water by 1/4 teaspoon if mixture is too firm.
  4. Heat butter over medium-low heat until melted in a small saucepan. Whisk in flour and cook 1-2 minutes.
  5. Whisk in garlic powder, milk and squash . Continue to whisk for another 1-2 minutes mixture thickens.
  6. Once thickened, add cheese and whisk until melted (about 5 minutes). Stir mixture into pasta.
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Squash: Nutritional Benefits and Butter Squash Mac N Cheese Recipe

Amy

One of my favorite parts about fall is the change of the produce that’s in season. In my house growing up, we always could count on squash being served at the table, especially this time of year.  When you come in and shop at your local Coborn’s, you’ll have a variety of squash available. How do you know which one to choose? What do you do with it? Many of you, like myself, have recipes passed down from generations on the classic brown sugar squash that you have at Thanksgiving or maybe you’re one who only thinks of baby food when they hear squash. (oh come on, I know many of you are thinking it!)  If you haven’t tried squash before, or haven’t had it for a while, I challenge you to try my favorite squash recipe- see below. It’s been a hit with both adults and children in my house, plus it’s delicious- the whole family will love it! Continue reading