Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese


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This recipe is simply delicious and good for you too! Classic mac and cheese is made with pumpkin for a twist on the familiar dish.

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Chicago, IL

Time needed

25 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • 12 oz whole wheat elbows, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons whole all purpose flour
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1½ cups shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon dijon
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅓ cup plain yogurt, low fat
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

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Start by preheating the oven to 450 degrees.
In a medium sauce pot, mix milk and flour together on medium heat until it thickens for 5-7 minutes.
Now add in pumpkin, dijon, garlic, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cheese.
Cook until cheese is melted.
Put cooked pasta in a bowl and pour sauce over it with yogurt and blend well.
Pour everything into a casserole dish.
Cover with parmesan and olive oil.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

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