How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Coat a 9 by 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Add the macaroni and cook until tender but firm, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Meanwhile, place the frozen squash and milk into a large saucepan and cook over a low heat, stirring occasionally and breaking up the squash with a spoon until defrosted.
  • Turn the heat up to medium and cook until the mixture is almost simmering, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the pan from heat and stir in the Cheddar, Jack cheese, ricotta cheese, salt, mustard and cayenne pepper.
  • Pour cheese mixture over the macaroni and stir to combine.
  • Transfer the macaroni and cheese to the baking dish.
  • Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan and oil in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle over the top of the macaroni and cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Then broil for 3 minutes so the top is crisp and nicely browned.

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  • 22566 9 years ago
    This is a different Mac N' Cheese,would not have thought of the squash~Super Idea!~

    Thank-you for this really nice sounding recipe.

    Kind Regards

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    herby ate it and said...
    sounds good to me!
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    lacrenshaw ate it and said...
    It's amazing to see mac and cheese using squash! I'm gonna be trying this soon using an alternate squash due to allergies. ^5, midge.
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    krumkake ate it and said...
    I saw that recipe and was wondering how the squash qould work in it...interesting idea for moistness and cutting calories - thanks!
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    love the monterey jack and squash in this thanks great post.
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