Butternut Squash with rainbow mac and cheese

Since Rob introduced me to butternut squash a few months back, I can’t get enough of it. It tastes a bit like pumpkin, which I’m not a fan of, but it is so much better than pumpkin 🙂 I discovered a whole new world – butternut squash can be roasted, toasted or mashed and used in casseroles, breads, and muffins. Good for everything. Where have I been?

IMG_0464It is a good source of fiber, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, C and E. And it tastes great and does not cost a lot. Perfect for dinner!

I found it very hard to cut it in half, I still need to master this skill. That’s why mine did not turn up to be perfect looking! I apologize for that 🙂

IMG_0476FROM: My own creation

SERVES: 2 people

PREP+COOKING TIME: 5 minutes for butternut; 10 minutes for mac&cheese, plus 50 min of cooking

Ingredients:

1 Butternut squash

½ cup rainbow mix (shredded broccoli, red cabbage, cauliflower, carrots)

1 cup elbow macaroni

3 tbsp mac&cheese mix (I usually do my own home made sauce but I was lazy this time, plus Rob loves it with the cheese powder)

Salt for taste

Butter for brushing

Cut your butternut squash into half. Take the seeds out and brush it with butter. Put into the oven 400 F for 50 minutes or until flesh is fork tender.

IMG_0465 15 minutes to squash being ready, boil the water for macaroni and make your mac and cheese. I sauteed my rainbow mix about 5 min with spinach and added that to my mac&cheese later.

IMG_0468 So when your squash is ready, you can stuff it with mac&cheese and THE DINNER is served 😉

IMG_0474How did it turn out: I loved it! The cool thing is that you can stuff it with anything you like!

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