This is a recipe similar to one I have shared earlier on how to make Butternut Squash Mac-n-cheese. You could probably substitute in any winter squash you have on hand for the sauce. The acorn squash here gives it a subtly sweet flavor, and packs in TONS of fiber and extra vitamins. Try adding some squash to your mac n cheese, I bet the kids won’t even know!
- 1/2 acorn squash
- 1 box macaroni and cheese
- 1 cup spinach
Step 1: Cut the acorn squash in half and roast, cut sides down, on a pan with 1 inch of water at 350 for 1-1.5 hours. Or you can microwave, cut side down, on high for 10 minutes, flip and 10 more minutes.
Step 2: Use a fork or spoon to pull the flesh out of the cooked sqash and mash it or put through a blender.
Step 3: Make your macaroni, and in the last minute of boiling add the spinach. Drain and add the cheese sauce.
Step 4: Stir in the squash, top with an extra sprinkle of cheese or breadcrumbs if you like, and serve!