Pumpkin Mac and Cheese!
Make this recipe!
WHY MAKE THIS RECIPE?
Adding pumpkin to your favorite mac and cheese dinner is a sure fire way to have it creamier than ever and it's a wonderful kid-friendly meal too!
-salt and pepper
Coat a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add pasta and cook 2 minutes shy of al dente.
Drain, rinse and add the cooked pasta to the prepared pan in a single layer.
In a Dutch oven, melt the butter. Add flour and whisk until combined. Add milk and whisk until mixture is creamy and thickened.
Add cream cheese, 1 1/2 cups cheddar, pumpkin puree, salt and pepper to the pan and stir until cheese has melted.
Pour the cheese mixture over the top of the pasta in the pan.
Mix it slightly with a spoon and top with Parmesan cheese and reserved 1/2 cup cheddar.
Bake uncovered for 20 minutes or until cheese is very lightly golden brown around the edges.