Thursday, January 19, 2012

Recipe Review – Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Prevention RD is a new food blog I have been following lately.  I really like this blog, as she contains the nutritional info for each recipe and it also seems like she tries to include a lot of veggies in the dinner entrees.  I decided to make the Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese based on this amazing picture:

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Seriously, how creamy does that cheese sauce look?!  That’s exactly how I like my macaroni and cheese…the cheesier and creamier, the better! 

Well I followed her recipe almost exactly…I changed the cheeses she used to include only sharp cheddar made with 2% milk.  Maybe it was the change of the cheese, but this was not what I was expecting.  I tasted too much squash and not enough cheese.  Hubby liked it, though, and said he liked this version better compared to a sweet potato mac & cheese I made last year.  I’m still not sure about this new version.  I may need to decrease the amount of squash next time, but then doesn’t that defeat the purpose?  I think I’ve given up on doing a “healthy” mac & cheese and have to just indulge once in a while and keep experimenting with non-veggie versions. 

Here’s my version:


Yeah, definitely not as creamy.  I would rate this a 6 out of 10…I’m willing to make it once more to see if the second time comes out better!


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