Cheddary Pumpkin Mac

 

Cheddary Pumpkin Mac

Celebrate the flavors of fall with this savory pumpkin mac and cheese.  Slightly sweet pumpkin and sharp cheddar are the prefect flavor combination.

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 oz macaroni cooked
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 2 c. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard powder
  • 1 c. canned pumpkin
  • 2 c. Old Croc Extra Sharp Cheddar shredded
  • Optional: a pinch of cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350. 

  2. In a saucepan, melt butter on low heat, then add flour and stir constantly for one minute. Remove from heat and add milk. Return to heat and stir constantly until thickened. Add pumpkin, spices and 1-3/4 cups of cheddar; stir until cheese has melted. Mix in macaroni. Pour mixture into a greased baking dish and top with remaining cheese. 

  3. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown & bubbly.