How to make pumpkin & spinach mac n cheese

How to make pumpkin & spinach mac n cheese

Take out all your ingredients for prepping

Put up a pot with water and a little salt to boil for the pasta... When the water is boiling add the pasta and a little oil to keep it from sticking together..

Meanwhile blend the pumpkin with 1/4 cup of milk


The consistency will not be totally smooth nor do you want it to be

Check on your pasta .. Don't over cook it... About 10 mins is good for al dente pasta

Mince the two cloves of garlic and set aside

Grate the cheese and set aside

Strain your pasta in a colander.. Do not rinse

All cheese is grated and set aside

Defrost your frozen spinach by putting a little water with the frozen spinach out of the packet and microwave for about 5 mins on high... Squeeze out excess water and set aside

In a saucepan heat the butter. At the same time preheat your oven to 400 degrees

Nice and hot ... When it's heated add the garlic

Add the garlic

Let the garlic sauté in the butter for about a minute

Add the flour and whisk it around cooking it for about a min or two to get rid of the flour taste... This is called a roux...

Add the rest of the milk and keep whisking... Allowing it to thicken

Keep whisking and thickening for a min

Keep cooking and mixing it evenly for a further minute

Add the pumpkin purée and continue whisking and blending

See how it looks? A nice orange yellow

Keep whisking and let it thicken for another minute

Watch it thicken

Remove from heat and add the cheese mixture

Whisk and set aside

In a casserole dish add pasta and spinach

Add cheese mixture and mix

Mix it in well

Add the rest of the cheese mixture and add cheese to top

Admire work lol

Put the timer on the oven to 30 mins

Put in the oven

Take out after 30 mins and let cool

Consume with whatever you would like... A side with meat, fish or like I do... Alone... With some wine lol . Enjoy... What I have found is that Kraft thick and spicy honey BBQ sauce on top -mmmm

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