Monday, April 29, 2013

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese. Ultimate student food. There is no denying it. We will all eat it at some point in time.
It is quick, cheap, and tasty. My three favourite things in life. However, it is clearly one of the most processed thing we can consume.

But sometimes, we just have to have it. Regardless of what the labels say we just have to have it. So my tummy and brain decided to compromise and we met in the middle. Remove half the powder stuff and add veggies. I think it works... at least gets the craving under control.

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Time: 15 mins                CPS: $0.45 (1/4 box)                    L of D: Undergraduate

- 1 box of mac and cheese (brand of your choice)
- 1 tsp of butter (or according to box)
- 1 splash of milk (or according to box)
- 1 cup of cooked butternut squash
- 1 handful of spinach
- 1/4 cup of cheddar or marble cheese (or more.. obv)
- 1 tbsp of Parm Cheese (optional)

Cook mac and cheese according to package. In mean time, take butternut squash and mash it with a fork or puree it in a blender.

Once noodles are cooked, strain and add back to pot. Add in spinach and butternut squash and give a good stir. There is enough residual heat to cook the spinach. Add about half the cheese-powder mix, butter and milk and stir.

You can do either one of 2 things here (or both actually).
1. Stir in cheese and eat.
2. Move mixture to a casserole dish and sprinkle cheese on top. Put under broiler for 5-6 mins or until cheese is bubbly and starting to brown. - this is the option you will see in the pic above.

Feel better about eating Mac and Cheese! WOO

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