Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese 6 points

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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese 6 points
Sun, 09-16-2012 - 1:36pm

From Sparkpeople.com

1 small butternut squash (about 1 pound), peeled, seeded, and diced (about 3 cups)
1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
1 1/2 cups skim milk
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of cayenne pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 pound whole wheat spirals
1 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon olive oil
Olive-oil cooking spray, for baking pan
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Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Combine squash, stock, and milk in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer until squash is tender when pierced with a fork, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

Add noodles to boiling water; cook according to package instructions, about 8 minutes. Mash contents of saucepan; stir in nutmeg, cayenne, and salt, and season with black pepper. Stir to combine.

Drain pasta, and transfer to a large bowl; stir in squash mixture, cheddar, ricotta, and 2 tablespoons Parmesan.

Coat a 9x9 inch baking dish with olive oil spray and pour in the noodle mixture.

In a small bowl, combine breadcrumbs, remaining parmesan, and oil; sprinkle evenly over noodles.

Cover with foil, and bake 20 minutes. Remove foil, and continue baking until lightly browned and crisp on top, 20 to 40 minutes more.
Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 230.0
  • Total Fat: 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.5 mg
  • Sodium: 305.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.2 g
  • Protein: 13.2 g
Serve immediately.

Serves 8!



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